Look what came in my email, from Sylvia Phillips:
I am 80 yrs old and I have been appliqueing for 60 yrs..It is my first love…my daughter and I took your class when you came to Hershey, PA several yrs ago..I am working on some of the blocks from your book “Aunt Millie’s Garden”..I am enclosing photos …thanks again….
Sylvia, you do lovely work and I’m happy that you are enjoying sewing Aunt Millie’s Garden. Happy stitching!
NASA has a massive library of amazing photos and they are right there for us to use! Read the fine print because there are some restrictions but for the most part we can use them for non-commercial purposes. I have always loved this sort of picture…
This image shows the galaxy Messier 94, which lies in the small northern constellation of the Hunting Dogs, about 16 million light-years away. Within the bright ring around Messier 94 new stars are forming at a high rate and many young, bright stars are present within it – thanks to this, this feature is called a starburst ring.
And the earth from space is also pretty darned interesting!
A hurricane, seen from space.
I was reminded about these free NASA images by John McWade. You should watch his free video about how he made calendars using these images. I read all of his issues of Before & After, published over the last many years. I learned so much about graphic design, text, and layout from him! He is now at Lynda.com and I wish him years of happiness there.
Quilt by Teresa Marler, quilted by Donna Titsworth.
Teresa Marler wrote a few months ago asking for permission to enter a quilt she made (quilted by Donna Titsworth) in which she used a few of our design elements. I always say yes but it’s nice to asked.
She just sent a picture of her quilt with the news that she won a biweekly prize at Hancock’s of Paducah. Isn’t it fantastic! I had to look twice to see the Tree O’ Life designs that come our book, Applique Outside The Lines. Very nice indeed!