In 2016 I had the opportunity to travel to United Arab Emirates to teach creative writing workshops at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival. I remember when the invitation was made, I was apprehensive. In truth, I looked for a good reason not to go. I thought of all the places in the world that I had wished for years and years to visit and recognized that UAE was not among them.
But I accepted the invitation, with the encouragement of people I trust, and ignoring the voices of people who…
Log House Retreats for Quilters
Every year I spend a month in northern Michigan, cooking for a series of quilt retreats. Yes, I sing for them, too. And I collect stories because quilters have some great ones, whether funny, heartwarming, or heartbreaking. You cannot make up this stuff. All you can do it write it down.
Needle Clickers Knitters Retreat
I host this one every spring and again in the fall. Eat, sleep, knit.
Pieces of Time
A Patch of Lakeshore Quilters, Manitowoc Senior Center, Manitowoc, WI