Magical Show and Tell!

Bonnie Russell, from Nuts and Bolts Quilting Company, finished her Magical Unicorn quilt. How can you not love it?! Way to go Bonnie, and thank you for sharing your quilt with us!


You should make this quilt, if not for yourself, than for a person who needs some happy magic in their life.


I know this quilt doesn’t exactly look like something I would design, but I did and you can find the pattern at… click here.


Thank you again, Bonnie, for sharing your quilt :-).

It’s magic!

I am privileged to know Larry Hass, a magician and philosopher. He recently gave a TED Talk at SMU and I think you will enjoy it as much as I did :-).

(Click here if the video above did not open.)

I am captivated by his definition of magic: “Magic is an artful performance, of impossible things, that generates energy, delight, and wonder”. Yes, that’s magic—and that’s why I love watching magic. I don’t want to know how it’s done, I embrace the wonder!

The more I’ve thought about it, the more I realize that this statement could also define quiltmaking. What we do is artful. Quilting looks impossible to those who do not sew. And quilts bring delight and wonder, and they energize. Who knows… maybe we are magicians with fabric! It’s certainly something to keep in mind as we sew.

I hope you enjoy both the TED Talk, and the ideas Larry Hass presents.

This will post as I am on my way to the Magic Kingdom (in Florida) where I will be happy to embrace all kinds of magic