Tip: No quilter is an island. At least, I suspect none are. Maybe a few. Point being, talking to other quilters and seeing their designs and finished products is absolutely inspiring. I’m a recent convert to Google Reader… I’ve been bumbling around using bookmarks and my fading memory. Having been using it for about a week now, I’m a true believer – it’s so stinking easy to use and add feeds to! While it loses the feel of the pages themselves (the templates are not loaded, it’s all stripped down,) if I want to see the original post, it’s a simple matter of clicking on the title and a new page opens up with the site itself. Oh, it makes it so much easier to keep up.
Here are the sites I’m currently following on Google Reader – most quilting, some not – I find to be sources of ideas and motivation:
Angry Chicken – Crafts and quilting
Anna Maria Horner – Fabrics, sewing, other
DIY Bag Lover – Bag project collection
Erin Ammons – Friend from work, fellow new sewist
EVE Vault – uh, definitely not a geeky online space game. You should probably ignore this one.
Film in the Fridge – Quilting. photography
Fresh Cut Quilts Pattern Co – Quilting
Heather Bailey’s Blog – Quilting, fabrics
Invasive Species Weblog – Ecology, because I care about our indigenous habitats
Local Harvest Blog – News and information about eating local foods
Mary Quilts – Quilting
Oh Fransson – Quilting, sewing, fabrics, tutorials, patterns
Patchwork Times – Quilting
Pioneer Woman – Cooking, photography, ranch life – my idealized, perfect woman, the woman I would like to someday be.
Posie Gets Cozy – Sewing, quilting, cooking, photography, life
Progressive Buddhism – Buddhism, wisdom, daily source of calmness and patience
Quilts, Free Quilt Patterns and Designer Patterns – quilting, patterns
Red Pepper Quilts – quilting
Rosebud’s Cottage – Crafts, sewing, quilting, cooking, photography
Sew, Mama, Sew Blog – Sewing, quilting, projects, tutorials, patterns, tons of good stuff
Shambala Sunspace – Buddhism
Slow Life with Real Food – Eating and living mindfully
Swallowtail Farm – A local farm offering fruit and eggs
The Great Hexagon Quilt-Along – quilting
The Sensible Geek – My friend, Hans, who is a geek and an urban chicken farmer.
Three Turns to Home – Crafts, quilts, cooking
Tiny House – Quilting sewing, cooking, photography, life
Tricycle – Buddhism