Author Archives: Suzanne

Updating Blog to Reflect Life

Hmm…. It seems to be a while since I’ve posted. And a good while before that since I’ve organized my blog to reflect my current life! The time has come to change my blog, get with the times. This is … Continue reading

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Fun Quilt Exhibition

There is a quilt exhibition currently on in St. Patrick’s Hospital in Dublin through June 23, run by Modern Quilters Ireland (MQI). The official opening is next week on June 6. I’ve seen photos and I must say it truly … Continue reading

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Kitchen Sunburst

This quilt represents a huge breakthrough for me. Paula Rafferty designed this for a class I am taking with her, it is the middle block of an extremely large sampler quilt. I decided that I wanted to make it for … Continue reading

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Flash of Inspiration

Do you believe that you ever have a “Flash of Inspiration?” I love the phrase but I’m not so sure that I believe. In the time since I committed to writing a book for kids, I’ve focused on reading more … Continue reading

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Swim a Mile

Last month I did my first swim event in 10 years. I swam a mile in an organized charity event, 1600 meters in a 50 meter pool. The swim was 32 lengths, which I broke into 4 x 8 lengths, … Continue reading

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American Vision Quilts

I finished my American Vision quilts today. These are two quilts that I started on the day Trump was elected. I was very surprised by the turn of events, as I had not been paying very close attention to the … Continue reading

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Reading Books

Reading books is a great pasttime of mine. I always find time to read a bit. I posed a challenge to myself about a year ago to start keeping a book journal, and I’ve kept one on my computer with … Continue reading

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Piano Teacher

Last month I took my Royal Irish Acacademy of Music (RIAM) piano exam, Grade 8. It is the first testing of this kind that I have ever attempted, as none of my teachers did any testing of this sort. I … Continue reading

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Morsbags

I discovered Morsbags from a magazine I picked up at the Birmingham Quilts Festival. I read an interview with the lady who founded Morsbags years ago in the UK. She created Morsbags as an organized way to replace plastic bags … Continue reading

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Christmas Bee Quilt

In 2015 I took part in a quilting bee, where every month you make two blocks for one of twelve quilters. The “queen bee” gets to dictate the block types each month. I was lucky enough to be queen in … Continue reading

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