Star Quilts: A Study for Mathematicians

“God uses beautiful mathematics in creating the world.”                                                 – Paul Dirac, theoretical physicist   Ask a quilter if they are good in math and most will answer, “Not really.” But glancing at any comforter, one realizes that quilt makers need to apply a working knowledge of linear measurements to…

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Volunteering: Quilting from the Heart

“Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time, they just have heart.”                                                                                                              -Elizabeth Andrews Crafting for Courage and Service   On any given day, Sue Myers works hard at crafting her latest mystery novel. A member of Sisters in Crime, Sue learned how to research her Chicago based books before creating…

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The Quiltmaker as Artist


“As a creative person, you are especially sensitive to the world around you.” -Matt Tommey The word makes me uncomfortable. It conjures up projects that are too grandiose for a person like me to create. Using the word stops progress on my work. Even today, it is difficult to for…

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