Archive for February, 2010

Picturing The Past

Published on February 21, 2010

For the past year I have been teaching a class based on my Old Voices book, research, and unpublished patterns that are a part of my Old Voices project. Each month the students receive several patterns and a quote with each pattern from the Nineteenth Century. These quotes were written by women who experienced the [...]

The Colors of Winter

Published on February 7, 2010

In the past I have thought of winter as a colorless season—with everything dormant, sleeping, cold, harsh and drab. This year I have seen winter with new eyes. 
The first I noticed was the view outside my kitchen window. The snow is deep here and it has covered the brown earth for well over two [...]

Got My Hands Full

Published on February 2, 2010

January has ended and February has begun and I know that many of you are anxious to hear about the status of An Old Fashioned Christmas quilt pattern.
 I’ve been steadily working on the pattern drawings—too steadily it seems, because I have had some trouble with my eyes and I had to slow down. After a [...]