Monthly Archives: August 2015

Quilts Quilts Quilts: Muffulettas with olive salad

Roxy Music’s Let’s Stick Together. I made my first quilt in 1968—six inch squares of brown and green polyester print stuffed with nylons and tied with gold yarn, a gift only a mother could love. Luckily that’s who it was … Continue reading

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Visitors are drawn to Portland. With a population of just over 600,000 residents (approximately 400,000 could be defined as eccentric), the city is large enough to offer a world-class transit system, a thriving business environment (after all, Nike headquarters in … Continue reading

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The Dream House: Ramaki

In the 1930s and 40s, owning a home was part of the emerging American Dream. WW II veterans took advantage of the FHA and the GI Bill and bought into housing developments, trailer parks, and city brownstones. Somewhere between the … Continue reading

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