Saturday, 21 December 2019

A Needle Pulling Thread - issue 51

I'm feeling very grateful to have two of my quilts featured in the current issue (issue 51) of A Needle Pulling Thread magazine.

It is currently available online, but should be in stores soon!







Wednesday, 11 December 2019

QuiltCon 2020 - Acceptance! ... humbled

Congratulations! Your quilt The Power of One: Gender Fluidity (1328) has been selected for QuiltCon 2020



Artist Statement:
We have a responsibility to act on social injustices.
Trans folk are among the most 'at risk' individuals in our community.
With your voice, that can change.
Speak up for trans rights.
Be inclusive of your trans neighbours.
Challenge transphobia.
Spread love with your smile.
We all share the same world.
We all have the same basic needs.
And we all have the same basic rights!

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Patterns For Sale


These three patterns are currently available for on-line purchase ...

  • It's a Breeze
  • It's a Slippery Slope
  • For Baby and Me

The cost is $12 each, including shipping. Payment via e-transfer, or PayPal.
b.stearman@hotmail.com

They are also available at the following quilt shops

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Recently Photographed by Mike Gaugaur, quintestudios.com

Panic Attack



Panic attacks seem to have become a thing for me ... tightness in my chest, a shortness of breath, and a general panic about … basically nothing.
It seems they often accompany ADHD and Depression.
Mine are rare, and I'm dealing with them.
But they are real.
This is what mine feel like.

Recently Photographed by Mike Gaugaur, quintestudios.com

ADHD Shifts (and yes, that IS the colour of negative space for me)


I have been blessed to live my life with ADHD.
But this quilt actually speaks to 'Age Related ADHD' ... you know, when you go to the kitchen for something, and come back an hour later having made cookies, cleaned the stove, dried the dishes ... but without the coffee that you set out to get in the first place!
Age Related ADHD is equally real, but much less of a blessing.
😊

Recently Photographed by Mike Gaugaur, quintestudios.com

 Rise Up: A Tribute to Successful Women


In an industry where most of the end users are women, a disproportionate percentage of the folks at the top are men.
This quilt is a tribute to a few of the many successful women who influence my quilting world.
These include; American fabric designer, Victoria Findlay Wolfe; Australian fabric designer, Kathy Doughty; my long arm quilter, Deanna Gaudaur; and Geraldine Rorabeck, who ran Picton Fabric World on Main Street in Picton for 42 years.

Recently Photographed by Mike Gaugaur, quintestudios.com

The Power of One: Gender Fluidity


We have a responsibility to act on social injustices.
Trans folk are among the most 'at risk' individuals in our community.
With your voice, that can change.
Speak up for trans rights.
Be inclusive of your trans neighbours.
Challenge transphobia.
Spread love with your smile.
We all share the same world.
We all have the same basic needs.
And we all have the same basic rights!

Recently Photographed by Mike Gaudaur, quintestudios.com

Be a Man: Reflections on Masculinity, Part One


I hated Gym class, especially the change room.
Guys parading around wearing only jockstraps, flicking each other with towels.
They knew how to 'man up'.
Me, changing in the darkest corner, not so much.
For years, the jockstrap represented my fear that I'd never be a man.
Now, I understand the myth of manning up, and I am man enough!
The jockstrap has a new role in my community for play rather than sport.
And I'm comfortable with that.