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About Debbie Maddy

I am a quilt designer, fabric designer, author, lecturer and international traveling teacher. I love sewing, quilt making, jewelry making, fabric dyeing, cooking and traveling to teach. I especially like meeting new people ..... Seeing old friends.

I am going back to Japan and I am taking 10 people with me.

Let me know if you are interested. I just sent out a newsletter with all of the information in detail. You can read it here. Calico Carriage Quilt Designs Scroll down and click on Read our latest Newsletter. The short details … Continue reading

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Japan Trip-More Indigo, Food & Ikebana

As usual, Bryan started the day with pictures and a history of Japanese textiles and dyeing, whetting our appetites for the projects to be assigned that day. We were even able to get inspiration from the floor cushions that we sat … Continue reading

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Japan Trip-Indigo Dyeing Workshop-The work begins

Each morning Bryan started the day with a lesson in Japanese art, culture, dyeing and fashion. He referred to his extensive collection of books and reference materials and then gave us that day’s assignment and scheduled the day’s dyeing activities. … Continue reading

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Japan Trip-Fabric Dyeing Workshop-Monday day 3

This is one more picture from the National Garden that we wanted you to see. It is a small bonsai type tree on an island in the pond. The arrangement of flowers in the hotel lobby was especially elegant. Before … Continue reading

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Japan Trip – fabric dyeing workshop trip-day 2

It is day 2 and a Sunday. We originally planned on starting the day early in the morning by going to the famous fish market. Our chef son told us not to miss it; however, it is closed on Sunday … Continue reading

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Japan Trip-fabric dyeing workshop

We stumbled across a unique, not to be missed, opportunity to go to Japan and take a ten day workshop in 8th century Japanese textile dyeing techniques. Once we were vetted as suitable  and serious candidates, we were able to receive … Continue reading

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A relaxing morning at the Modesto California farmers’ market

We had a day off between lectures and workshops and were told about the block long farmers’ market in downtown Modesto. Once there, we discovered the variety of homegrown veggies, fruits, nuts and locally produced cheese, breads and meats. One … Continue reading

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My trip to Japan is getting closer

David and I are very excited about going to Japan to study with Bryan Whitehead at his Japanese Textile Workshops. http://japanesetextileworkshops.blogspot.com This is the view from his studio. Our trip is fast approaching and we received a package in the … Continue reading

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Indigo Fun as a thank you!

I have some very special people to thank for helping me accomplish a very large goal. I can not reveal what the actual goal was but I want to show you the fun I had getting the “Thank You” items … Continue reading

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Georgia Adventure Part Two “A Scarlet Thread”

I love the name of this quilt shop. A Scarlet Thread – doesn’t that sound wonderful? The shop is in McDonough, Georgia. (Atlanta) The beautiful lady with me is Karen Taylor, she is the owner of the shop. Karen is truly a … Continue reading

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