Most Recent Blog Posts and Projects

Here you'll find the most recent blog posts and project posts. If you're looking for something older, try the search feature, looking though the index pages, or email me and I'll help you find it!

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TBZ goes to Japan: Sashiko, Tie Dye, and Silk

The last two days have been a bit of a whirlwind through Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kyoto. We’ve seen some stunning and inspiring traditional textile work and met some wonderful and chatty artists. Please enjoy this this picture heavy post! (Special Note: I’ve...

TBZ goes to Japan: Fabric Shopping and Shrines

For our last few days in Tokyo, we visited a few shrines and lots of fabric shopping. First we stopped at Quilt Party, Yoko Saito’s shop. It is super cute with lots of fun fabric, eye candy books, bag hardware, and interesting notions. Like any good quilter in a...

TBZ goes to Japan: The Tokyo Great International Quilt Festival

We have officially experienced the Tokyo quilt show and what a pleasure it was! Read on for my top five favorite quilts, a bit of what it is like to be here, and picture candy! Sadly I couldn’t read the many of the artist’s names or titles of their quits....

TBZ goes to Japan: Flying sucks, but it is worth it.

We started off with a flight that went through Canada, which means I finally had the opportunity to try a Tim Horton’s doughnut. Too bad we had to wait an hour…. Have you ever?! Turns out, it was worth it. I won’t say the doughnut tops my favorite,...

TBZ goes to Japan: Pre-Flight and something to ponder

Funny how brave I am right up until the minute it is time to put my money where my mouth is. Here’s a fact, with a few small domestic exceptions, I’ve never really been anywhere more than a couple hundred miles from home. Up until this trip, I didn’t even have a...