He has no idea what a compliment his curiosity was to me..

Yesterday my husband and I had our son all to ourselves for the morning. His sister was at a sleepover at their cousin’s, so we were enjoying some one-on-one time with him over this rainy Sunday morning at home. As one point (I was tidying up in my room) he was sitting at my desk, inContinue reading “He has no idea what a compliment his curiosity was to me..”

Nanny’s (Kay and David’s) Quilt = LOVE

Dear Auntie Kay, thank you so much. I will take the very best care of this quilt that I know how.. xox, Danielle If you would like to read more about the power of quilts/quilting and the creation of culture then I highly recommend the research, “Making Something for Myself”: Women, Quilts, Culture and Feminism by AustralianContinue reading “Nanny’s (Kay and David’s) Quilt = LOVE”

Carolyn Friedlander’s Slow Sewing Studio

The Slow Sewing Studio Carolyn Friedlander grew up on a cattle and citrus ranch in Florida. Today, she is a successful architect turn fabric designer and quilt designer. She is also an advocate for the nearly lost art of hand sewing (something that I am also personally passionate about!). Check out some of her greatContinue reading “Carolyn Friedlander’s Slow Sewing Studio”

Quilting with my children

The literature quilt is really coming to life for me this weekend. First my father, my sister and my niece worked with me this week, then on Thursday night I fell asleep under it while doing more reading for this exam, and then last night my children finally had the opportunity to work on itContinue reading “Quilting with my children”

Final Stage: ‘All in the Family’ or ‘Quilting the Quilt’ (first session)

This is my dad, Ed, but his family and friends all call him Bud. He’s always been an enthusiastic supporter of my work both directly and indirectly (when I was just beginning art school, I distinctly remember the great joy and pride that he took in helping me built the wooden stretcher for my firstContinue reading “Final Stage: ‘All in the Family’ or ‘Quilting the Quilt’ (first session)”