Posts Tagged ‘creative exercises’

Modern Flower Box

May 3, 2015

Modern Flower Box

Please join me for A Journey in Quiltmaking, a 6-week class that will meet on Tuesdays from 1 to 3 pm, beginning May 12th and running through June 16th.

The project, “Modern Flower Box,” measures 33.5″ x 14″ and can be used as a table runner or wall hanging. We will learn the basics of quilting making, start to finish; discuss design basics; and learn to flex our creative muscles through several exercises.

The pattern will be provided at the first class; you are welcome to use your own fabrics, or purchase a kit on the first day of class.

To register, please visit www.MayslakePeabody.com.  See you there!

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Doodle, Reflect, and Plan

January 3, 2014

If you typically throw your calendar into the recycle bin at the end of the year, you may want to reconsider … 

A Playing with Fabric post about doodling on calendars and reflecting about the year past and thinking about the year ahead

The other day, I walked past my daughter’s room where she was quietly embellishing her 2013 wall calendar using a magenta Sharpie and a ruler; she has continued to work on it over holiday break, taking her time and carefully considering how she wants to fill in each square.

While it is a wonderfully simple creative exercise – treating each square as its own canvas, each page as its own gallery is a nice scale to work on (I say having just completed a full-size bed quilt) – it is also so meditative.

So go ahead, retrieve your 2013 calendar and pick out your favorite Sharpie color, then find a quiet place to think about the year just past and set intentions for the year ahead. And for my readers who quilt or embroider, you might just discover a new pattern in those doodles!