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Dreaming in Color with Jean Wells - Spark Your Imagination
Choosing colors for a project can be a delightful exploration, but at other times very challenging. With spring just on the horizon, I felt it would be a good time to share some thoughts on color that I refer to...
Dreaming in Color - Variety, the Spice of Life with Jean Wells
I chose this title for the blog after seeing the new Decostitch Elements fabric from Art Gallery. When the collection arrived, I was immediately inspired by the variety of lights, darks, and bright hues. As Annette unpacked the fabrics she arranged...
Easy Valentine's Sewing Projects
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and while we all love a bit of chocolate it can be nice to give something without sugar to your loved ones. We collected some project ideas to add a little sewing to your day and a little less sweet. 
Dreaming in Color - It is not just Black and White! with Jean Wells
  As we begin 2022 let’s take a look at basic vocabulary when it comes to color. Over the years, while teaching workshops, I found that when it comes to color discussions there were descriptive vocabulary words that kept emerging:...
Dreaming in Color - Neutral Like Colors with Jean Wells
When our final shipment of the 100 Century Solids arrived this week, the first thing that crossed my mind is how neutrals and dull colors are so important in our world as makers. Neutrals have the job of holding up...
Dreaming in Color - Color is Powerful with Jean Wells
Color is the big idea in your work. It emphasizes feelings. I am sure you have heard someone refer to moody blues, say red is a passionate color, or that green is associated with relaxation and growth. Violet is dignity...
Quick Strip Quilt - Variations
One our most popular posts continues to be our Quick Strip Quilt tutorial, so we wanted to share a few variations on that fast and easy quilt. We've created four new and equally simple variations, all made from our Oregon...
Everyone's Favorite Eggnog
Eggnog is everywhere this time of year, and for most of my life I thought it was awful. Too sweet, too thick and too fake tasting. Then I discovered the real stuff. This eggnog is as much like the grocery...
Our Family Favorite Holiday Cookies
Normally this isn't a food blog, but who can resist cookie recipes during the holidays?! Certainly not me. Each person in my family receives a batch of their favorite cookies every Christmas. The cookie most requested, is my double chocolate...
Bucket List Tour
One of the best things about Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show is the people. Of course the quilts are fantastic, but what's unexpected and a true joy is all the people the show brings together. The community of Sisters and quilting...
The Royal Botanic Garden & Rose Street - Edinburgh, Scotland
Jean & John's visit to Scotland, continued... We visited the Royal Botanic Gardens, in Edinburgh, Scotland. The highlight was seeing two Andy Goldsworthy installations. He is one of my favorite artists, he does outside installation with natural materials from Scotland....
An Artist's Day Out - Scotland's Gardens
What a treat for my husband John and I to stay with Lorna and Michael Hunter in Newcastle at their lovely home and see their totally amazing garden. Lorna has been coming to Quilter’s Affair for 15 years. It was...
The 2017 Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England
What an amazing show this was! I was invited as a guest artist to this show last month, and had a 10 x 20 foot booth with hard walls. My quilts looked so pretty set up that way. So many...
Color Vocabulary
The second edition of Intuitive Color and Design is out!  I have signed copies available exclusively at the Stitchin' Post. There are so many ways to talk about color and what I have learned through the years that is most important is...
Row by Row is Back
Many people who are following us, whether online or in the shop, know that this is the time of year when we are really gearing up for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, but we are also working hard to make...
Studio Cat Creation Party
Before leaving for St. Louis Quilt Market, Jean and Val decided to host a Studio Cat Creation Party for the Stitchin’ Post Team. We all had a great time and want to share our advice for hosting your own. Once...
The Anatomy of Nature
Jean recently traveled down to San Diego for the opening of her newest exhibit, The Anatomy of Nature, in Visions Art Museum.  This exhibit will be up until July 2nd, 2017 (just before the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show on July...
Art Date with Jean
  I had a wonderful opportunity this week to work with two of my former students that wanted mentoring on their Art Quilting Journey.     They arrived bright and early on Monday morning and we spent the day exploring...
7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Knitting
Recently, I was reflecting on when I first started knitting and what I have learned since then.  Here are 7 things that I really wish I had known when I first started that would have made me more successful in...
Violette's Frist Quilt
This is a special blog from Jean Wells sharing her granddaughter's first quilt she ever pieced, and quilted herself!    When my granddaughters turn eight then I help them to design and make a quilt. Violette had her birthday in...
Cathedral Window Place Mat
Its the sixth and final color from the Simply Color books by Vanessa Christenson from Lucky Spool, Purple. So we picked a project unlike any other to do, a cathedral window place mat.  And like every color of the month,...