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what is everyone working on? I have a memory quilt going. Needs to be done by Christmas. I think I'll make it! Yay! It is for a little 6year old girl whose father succumbed to depression. So sad. I hope she will like it.

Here it is so far. I cut the t-shirts into funky, angled shapes first, which made this whole thing a lot harder than it need to be but...I wanted it to be "rock n' roll, like her dad.


Wynn Martin
Wynn Martin
Dec 22, 2022

Vicki, I love your take on this t-shirt quilt. The angles make it come alive with color and I hope it brings this little girl all the comfort she needs.

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The SUPER BUSY quilt I'm working on now is my Heidi Parkes Scavenger Hunt quilt. It's my 2nd quilt (besides two 6x6" quilts, a small wall hanging, a small scrap quilt, and some improve quilt blocks). The pattern gives steps such as "trace the left side of your body", trace "4-5 things that you touch everyday", and add squares from your stash in chronological order. Heidi Parkes is a wonderful teacher and I love her quilts and methods!!!!


Wynn Martin
Wynn Martin
Sep 20, 2022

Vicki, I'm so sorry that it's taken me so long to notice your post. I love the inventiveness of your quilt. It's tactile, playful and totally engaging. As you can tell, this space is quite inactive. I thought it would be a good place to connect but I think everyone is more engaged in the real world. I guess that's a good thing?

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Hi all. I found my password and got in. In my world that calls for celebration. Looking for comments about why it is so hard for me to make time for my art. Okay, yes - I have a FT job and then there are loved ones who are ill and yeah, I have a home by myself so who is going to shovel the snow....still....I have no children and not even a pet to care for. Dude. I am thinking that I should not try another Cherrywood fabrics challenge because I don't make enough time to make it good enough to possibly win - so enough already! I have a friend who is coaching me (encouraging me) and even loaning her studio table on many Sundays. That's the only time I work on it because there are so many other things I should be doing. EEEK!


Anyway - inspiration…

Vicki Ehlers
Wynn Martin
Wynn Martin
Feb 28, 2022

When overwhelmed, I always start with a list. I write it all down and ask 2 questions. Is this important? Is this urgent? That helps me prioritize. Time for art is only important if you decide it is. That's one thought. The second thought is that we can choose to do the most onerous chores first, to avoid dilly dallying. All choices are smart, as long as you have context.

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Vicki Ehlers
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Vicki Ehlers
Vicki Ehlers
Feb 21, 2022

I tried to post but I don't think it worked. Tried to share a photo too. We'll see if this one works!

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