Category: #CreativeGoodness

#CreativeGoodness With Modern Quilting And Free-Motion Quilting

While at QuiltCon West 2016, this past February, this stunning quilt, by Jess Frost, of  Mount Stuart, Tasmania, Australia  caught my attention:




In addition to glitz, this quilt had inspirational free-motion quilting.



And a variety of quilting motifs.



Even beautiful swirls and pearls.



I hope you enjoy seeing Jess’s quilt as much as I did.



Great job Jess.  Total #CreativeGoodness.

You can find Jess at:


You can find the QuiltCon at:




Vintage Sewing Video

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This video just quacked me up and I wanted to share it with you.  It was created to teach basic sewing and sewing machine use. “This is a very early Centron film… Produced Under the Technical Supervision of Thelma Weddel, Home Economist.” 

If you are having problems viewing this embedded video click this link to view it directly in Youtube:


#CreativeGoodness With Modern Quilting And Free-Motion Quilting

Today I want to recognize Pamela Gavin, of Bakersfield, California, for her stunning quilt “Modern Glacier”, which was displayed  at QuiltCon West 2016, this past February.



This quilt drew me in to look and admire.




The variety of quilting motifs, as well as shapes and their respective fills, created interest.



Total #CreativeGoodness.



I hope you enjoy seeing Pamela’s quilt as much as I did.P1140640


Great job Pamela.  Total #CreativeGoodness.

You can find Pamela at:


You can find the QuiltCon at:




Pattern for Smartness – Home Economics in 1948

Amazing to think that almost 70 years ago what the thoughts were about someone with creative talent, who showed the “know how look”. I hope you check out this 1948 Simplicity video advertisement and enjoy it too!


What is your typical attire when you are being creative?  What do you think about the message in this video?

#CreativeGoodness – Rangoli – an Indian Folk Art

Are you familiar with Rangoli – an Indian Folk Art ?  I find it to be an interesting art form that is inspirational.  Have you been lucky enough to visit India and see this Folk Art being made?

Wikipedia desribes: Rangoli as an art form from India in which patterns are created on the floor in living rooms or courtyards using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals. It is usually made during Diwali (Deepawali), Onam, Pongal and other Indian festivals. Designs are passed from one generation to the next, keeping both the art form and the tradition alive.

I found this Youtube video to capture the beauty of this art, as well as share a little pespective on how it is made.

I hope you are having a wonderful summer and finding time to enjoy and create.

QuiltCon 2016 – EIDOS Quilt Pattern

While at QuiltCon 2016 I was dazzled by a quilt that was designd by Agatha June, pieced by @dontcallmebetsy and quilted by @gina_pina.  Some lucky attendee won this quilt, but I’m not sure whom.    But this EIDOS Quilt Pattern is available for purchase from the MQG.



I loved the overall design, the colors, the strong angles in the quilting, that complimented the overall design.20160221_123844

I was drawn back to look and admire this quilt many times.20160221_123848

I found this quilt to be refreshing.


Definitely a quilt packed with #CreativeGoodness

You can find the Modern Quilt Guild at:

What do you think about this Modern Quilt?  


I hope you’ll have a chance to attend QuiltCon 2017





DIY Cat Tent

5 Minute Crafts created a video tutorial to make an adorable Cat Tent.  Seems like a great kid or family project for summer #CreativeGoodness that would be purrfect for anyone with a cat, or to make to give to someone that has a cat.  And, I bet your local Animal Shelter would also appreciate those that are willing to make these and donate to their shelter cats, that are in need of a fur-ever home.

If you have problems viewing this embedded video, here is a link to watch it directly in Youtube:

I also want to remind everyone that the Pets on Quilts Show, hosted by Jacque of Lily Pad Quilting, will be held mid August.  This is a great time to pull out your camera to get pictures of your pets on your quilts, or make a pet theme quilt to enter.  Of course, if you make a DIY Cat Tent, I’d also love to see a photo too.  Feel free to post it on my Facebook page at

Pets on Quilts 2016


 You can find 5 Minute Crafts at:


You can find Lily Pad Quilting at:

Wooden Toolbox Idea

While attending a workshop, awhile back, a fellow student had a beautiful handmade wooden toolbox that caught my attention. Her nephew had made this box for her to carry her tools to class, as well as store tools at home.  There were groves inside of the box, on three sides, allowing the ruler to slide making a top of the box. 

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I imagine this could be made for any size ruler, any size box, depending on your interest.  But it really was a beautiful handmade box.2015-03-08 16.49.30

Maybe you have a handy husband, family member, or friend who could make one for you.  I’m definitely going to research to see if I can find someone willing to take orders for such boxes and I’ll update this post, once I’ve found such a person.


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