Deep Thoughts

Deep thoughts about creative living.

Recap: Field trip to the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo 2016

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Sewing machines, quilt patterns, and fabric, oh my! It’s the 2016 Original Sewing and Quilt Expo. The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo is a three-day event that offers workshops, demos, a shoppable trade show, and more. The expo delivers creative inspiration and skill-building classes to sewists in eight U.S. cities. […]

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5 Sew Pro convention takeaways for every sewist

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Online sewing star Mimi G. pulls up some floor during a session with fabric designer Tula Pink. I returned from Sew Pro, the convention for sewing-business owners, filled with drive and inspiration! It was a fabulous gathering of fabulous creatives who were generous with their knowledge and enthusiasm. I feel connected to the sewing community, […]

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So you want to be a sewing professional…

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If you had told me a year ago that I’d be looking at sewing as a profession, I would have said something snarky in the manner of Wayne Campbell. A year ago, I had just started a new gig as a marketing consultant, and I was excited to show off my mad skilz. Fast forward […]

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Sewing and standing up for your body

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The Everywhereist, aka travel blogger Geraldine, recently wrote a post that disturbed me. It was a good post and a necessary post, but it disturbed me nonetheless. In a nutshell, she was bullied to the point of an anxiety attack during a trans-Atlantic flight. The man sitting behind her threatened to shake her seat if […]

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Quilt love at the Wisconsin State Fair

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One of my favorite events, the Wisconsin State Fair, wrapped this weekend. It sounds corny, but it’s a great time for the whole family — good eats, animals of all shapes and sizes, and the best people watching of the year. I love to poke around the 4-H exhibits, and I was especially hot on […]

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