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Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun. –Christina Rossetti, author, poet

Dear QOL... Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun. -- Christina Rossetti, author, poet Finishing all your projects. Don't bother. The whole reason we begin new projects is to enjoy that satisfying blast of creativity that comes with starting something new. -- Laura Wasilowski, quilter, instructor, designer, funny person [...]

By |2019-08-28T01:05:46-04:00March 12th, 2019|uncategorized|0 Comments

Accept Compliments and Give Yourself the Recognition You’ve Earned

Reprinted from the January 2019 newsletter. Dear QOL, Research shows that people tend to dwell more on mistakes, short-comings, and failures than on accomplishments and successes. There may be an evolutionary reason why that tends to be true, but the opposite is surprisingly beneficial. Accepting compliments has been shown to increase our actual well-being—even [...]

By |2019-08-28T01:10:36-04:00February 4th, 2019|uncategorized|0 Comments

International Block Swap by Quilts Around The World

While attending the Baltimore Heritage Quilt Guild Quilt Expo 2017 see post, something unexpected I found at the show involved an international organization called Quilt Around the World. This an online quilting community and publisher, and they had a booth at the show staffed by a representative from Germany who explained (in extremely fast English!) one [...]

By |2017-03-25T08:02:00-04:00March 23rd, 2017|uncategorized|0 Comments

Visit to the Baltimore Heritage Quilt Guild Expo 2017

Visiting the Baltimore Heritage Quilt Guild Quilt Expo 2017 was wonderful. The creativity, originality, and workmanship of these quilters produced yet another dazzling show for this guild, which meets at the Woodbrook Baptist Church on Stevenson Lane in Baltimore City on the 2nd Tuesday of the month They have been around for 32 years [...]

By |2017-04-03T09:08:31-04:00March 23rd, 2017|uncategorized|0 Comments

Alice Steele on Designer Fabric

Last fall, I won a beautiful Dresden Plate holiday block made by Alice Steele. I asked her about the fabrics she used, and she shared some of her thoughts about designer fabric lines. Here is what she wrote: The fabric line (in the Dresden Plate) is "Holiday Flourish 6" by Peggy Toole for [...]

By |2017-12-02T20:41:41-05:00March 13th, 2017|uncategorized|0 Comments
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