Journal Quilts

Guide to Journal Quilts

Diaries have long been used as a way to express personal insight and emotions. Diaries are a place were people can let down their inhibitions and freely write what they feel. It is a way to deal with regret and loss. It is also an outlet for emotions. At times they are a catalog of events.

Journal quilts serve the same purpose. The Journal Quilt Project, started by Karey Bresehen in 2002, was open to members of Quilt Art. The purpose was to make one quilt page a month. The size was 81/2 x 11. They were to create … Read the rest

Crocheting Tips - Beginners Guide

Crocheting Tips – Beginners Guide

What do you usually use yarn for? Sweaters, scarves, blankets, mittens — probably all those things. But what about other crafts like bags, pillows, t-shirts etc.? If you’re looking for something unique, why not give crochet another try? With just a little bit of practice, you’ll find out it’s really easy to make some great pieces that are perfect for yourself or others.

If you’ve never tried it before, there are plenty of beginner projects available online that will guide you through every step of creating new designs from scratch. Once you start making them by hand though, it gets … Read the rest