I See the Motion

I’m here in Maui on vacation with a number of families. We vacation together every summer. Last year, we went to Yosemite. The year before, Mendocino. This year, Maui.

I’m here with my husband and son, Max. My friends wanted to see my quilt blog, so I showed it to them this evening. I scrolled around my gallery wall (have you played with it? It’s awfully cool to get the photos to move around) and they were really impressed. I was flattered.


One friend is an artist. She paints the most beautiful pictures. I  particularly like her flowers. Just gorgeous. She was looking at one of my photos and was discussing the motion she sees in it. It really has her thinking about creating something with motion. I think she wants to design a quilt, perhaps by making a painting, and then she wants me to create a quilt from it.

Far more fun than that, though, would be to create the quilt with her. I much prefer to quilt with a friend. If it comes to something, I’ll let you know.

She Who Dies With The Most Fabric Wins

Lately, I’ve been spending at least 30 minutes every day curating a page on quilting, sewing, and textile arts. It’s called “She Who Dies With The Most Fabric Wins.”

Curating this page gives me the opportunity to see all kinds of quilts that people from all over the world are creating. You see, this site essentially crawls the internet (sometimes it is called “scraping”) and collects all of the blogs, news, videos, and more about my topic. Two or three times I day, I look to see what is new on the internet that I can scoop up and feature on my curated page.

People are doing interesting things. And they love to tell stories about their days or weeks, along with their quilts. It’s really nice to hear about every day people from all oer the world, what is important to them, what they are struggling with, and how they are making things work in their lives. We are all more alike than different. We all have similar dreams and aspirations. We want our children to be healthy, safe, and happy. We want our spouses to be happy and well taken care of. We want to be happy and well taken care of. And, at the end of the day, no one has enough time to work on their quilting projects.

Thanks, Max

Welcome to Val Quilts…But not nearly enough!

My son, Max, created this awesome website for me. Max is a cool kid. You should check out his blog, Good Morning Geek.

Thanks, Max!