April showers bring Mojo flowers! April 25, 2012


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski!

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Author, Quilter, Teacher


About TERRI…

Terri Thayer is the author of seven mystery novels, including WILD GOOSE CHASE, OLD MAID’S PUZZLE, OCEAN WAVES, and the latest, MONKEY WRENCH, which will be released May 8th. Terri made her first quilt in 1983, taking up the craft in earnest in 1988 after she was introduced to the rotary cutter. She has worked in quilt shops and has taught quilting. Terri loves speaking to quilt guilds and signing books at quilt shows. She is a member of several guilds and the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles (and the Quilter’s Alliance, thanks to Mark!) She’s lived in New York, Pennsylvania and now makes her home in Northern California.

About herself, Terri writes:

“I am a quilter and a writer and I love to combine the two. My passion is writing about my quilting community. It’s a rich source of intrigue, pathos and comedy! Exploring what makes quilters tick is what I do best.

I find writing and quilting have many similarities. Both stem from a need to create. Both are messy, sometimes tedious and often frustrating. The end result is what it makes it all worthwhile.

Quilting–whether the end result is a work of art or just a work of heart–is always a good use of my time. Same is true of writing.

My quilting series follows the adventures of Dewey Pellicano, a Silicon Valley techie who inherits a quilt shop.  The latest is MONKEY WRENCH [see below]. The series, set in San Jose, CA began with WILD GOOSE CHASE. OLD MAID’S PUZZLE and OCEAN WAVES follow.

In my Stamping Sister series, you will find FALSE IMPRESSIONS, INKED UP and STAMPED OUT. These feature April Buchert, a rubber stamper who moves back to her small hometown in NE Pennsylvania, only to find trouble brewing.”

Here’s the skinny on her newest book!

In Monkey Wrench, coming out on May 8, 2012, a Shop Hop goes horribly wrong and an innocent quilter is killed. Dewey’s mentor, Pearl, is being caught up in a prescription pill scam and her trusted assistant, Vangie, is suspected of killing her sketchy boyfriend.

Shop Hop drama—we’ve all been there! Terri does it justice!!

CLICK HERE for Terri’s website!

Terri has a BLOG, too!

Terri’s on FACEBOOK and TWITTER!

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Designer, Mixed-Media Artist, Author, Teacher



About REBEKAH. . .

For more than a decade, Rebekah Meier has been active in the craft and quilt industries as an author, designer, teacher, and artist.  Her designs have been featured in numerous publications.  Rebekah’s love of both fiber art and collage led to the creation of her book Fabric Art Collage, 40+ Mixed Media Techniques, and now the second book, More Fabric Art Collage.  Rebekah resides in northern Illinois.

Softness and strength merge in Rebekah’s works…

Can’t wait to talk technique with her…check out her books!

CLICK HERE for Rebekah’s website!

CLICK HERE to follow Rebekah’s blog!


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Meat Master, BBQ Expert, Cookbook Author, Contest Judge 


About ARDIE…

Ardie A. Davis is a freelance writer and award-winning barbecue expert.

He is the founder of Greasehouse University, the fabled institution behind the coveted degree of Ph.B., or doctor of barbecue philosophy, which is awarded to qualified applicants who have proven their skill through a series of rigorous requirements. The program is now run by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, of which Ardie is a charter member. He served three terms on the KCBS board of directors and wrote the original curriculum for the KCBS Judge Certification program, which has developed into a network of more than 10,000 certified barbecue judges in the United States and other countries. He is now a Board Member Emeritus and inductee in the KCBS Hall of Flame.

Ardie is also the founder of the American Royal International Barbecue Sauce, Rub & Baste Contest and the Great American Barbecue Sauce, Rub & Baste Contest.  The original Diddy-Wa-Diddy National Barbecue Sauce Contest was held on his backyard patio on October 13, 1984.

Ardie’s expertise in barbecue has earned him several awards, including Smoky Angel from the Kansas City Barbecue Forum, Judges’ Choice Award in the 2002 Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue, and the Spirit of Barbecue Award from the National Barbecue News in 2002. In 2003, he was named a Kansas City Barbecue Legend by the Kansas City Star.

Ardie is the author of six barbecue cookbooks, including his latest:

Now everyone can make championship-caliber ribs at home—whether pork, beef, lamb, or even buffalo. America’s Best Ribs (about to be released by Andrews McMeel Publishing on May 1, 2012) is the ultimate guide to a mouthwatering meal.

Everyone loves finger-licking-good ribs, the core part of the championship circuit and one of America’s most beloved foods. In addition to the 100 lip-smacking recipes for rock-your-world ribs and delicious sides and desserts to complement them, America’s Best Ribs includes tips for competitive barbecuing, juicy stories and teachings from back-yards and competitions, and tons of full-color photographs that showcase America’s barbecue scene at its best.

This ultimate guide not only includes basics for beginners, but also features tips for building your own award-winning rubs, sauces, marinades, and brines. It’s a must-have for professional and amateur barbecuers, as well as an appetizing read for people who may not tend to the pit but still appreciate a high-quality rib.

Ardie on the web…? Not happening!

He says: “I never leave my bbq pit long enough to engage in social networking.” 🙂


And, when your Mojo listening’s done…

Get your small-quilt thinking caps on (see how practical I am? Mine’s April shower-proof!) and make a resolution with me to enter the NEW Alliance for American Quilts contest (the prizes are amazing – and your small quilt isn’t due until JUNE!!!)

The 2012 theme is “Home Is Where the Quilt Is,” celebrating the form and the meaning of Home. All techniques and materials are encouraged. Entries must be 3 layers–top, filling and backing and must conform to our contest guidelines–click here to download the “Home” entry form (3 pages).

THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO QUILTERS FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE (yes, you too, Australia, Canada, Italy, France, England, Ireland, Poland — anywhere and everywhere there are quilters!)

CLICK HERE to read more about this awesome opportunity to let your craftwork shine! DO IT DO IT DO IT WITH ME, cupcake!!! And thanks! xoxom


If you’ve never used Auriful Thread. . .

. . .  then you haven’t really sewn!

Why not start off with my BASICS ?

Go to my web site to order YOUR collection — CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED.

Many thanks to Nessa Reifsnyder of Fabricate, for assistance with Mark Lipinski’s Blog!

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One Comment on “April showers bring Mojo flowers! April 25, 2012”

  1. April 24, 2012 at 4:02 PM #

    Lol, Mark I love your hat and I want one! It looks like it would be great for warding off the AZ sun while keeping one’s hear air conditioned. ;P


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