My Dilemma As A Lifelong Traveler – Is It Ethical To Travel During A Pandemic?

Last updated on October 10th, 2020

It is no secret that I love to travel. It is one of the reasons I started this blog. Travel experiences stimulate me mentally and physically. When I travel, I relish focusing only on the here and now. And the more I travel, the less I see any distinctive differences between me and the other 7 billion people that inhabit this globe. For this year though, all of my best laid travel plans have gone up in smoke. Yet, despite the fact that some destinations are opening up to Americans, I am not just asking myself whether I can travel this year, but also whether I should travel.

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Beyond the Waterfalls – Visiting Niagara Falls, USA

Last updated on October 11th, 2020

Cool off on a hot day as the wind sprays mist in your face. Feel the raw power reverberate through your body as millions of gallons of water flow by so close that you can practically touch it. Taste award winning wines and beers. Or walk in the footsteps of revolutionary war soldiers or escaping Civil War slaves. Visiting Niagara Falls in New York for a long weekend gave me all these sensory experiences and so much more.

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PhotoPOSTcard: The Classic View of Horseshoe Falls

Last updated on June 20th, 2020

This is the classic view you get of Horseshoe Falls from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. The majority of Horseshoe Falls lies in Canada, but with the erosion over the past 400 years since the falls were discovered by Europeans, a corner of Horseshoe falls now also sits on American soil. To get a wet and really up close perspective of these falls, you can take a boat ride from either country: the Maid of the Mist on the American side and Hornblower Niagara Cruises on the Canadian side.

Thanks for visiting.


Triangle Fourplay – An Easy Quilt Block of the Month – Block 1

Last updated on October 10th, 2020

With so much time on my hands, I have decided that each month I am going to challenge my creative grey cells and start my own personal quilt block of the month design. I have been fascinated by half-square triangle quilt patterns for a long time – the number of possible geometries seems infinite. Join me for the next 12 months as I play with half square triangles and figure out which pattern I will make each month. At the end, I will put all the blocks together into a whole new quilt design (or maybe two or three).

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How to Make Half Square Triangles – The Easiest, Fail-proof Method

Last updated on August 27th, 2020

I am fascinated by the many quilting geometries you can achieve with a half square triangle block. Over the years I have made well over a dozen half square triangle quilts and in the process I have perfected the easiest and most fail-proof method for how to make half square triangles.

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PhotoPOSTcard: In Memorium

Remembering and honoring today all those that died  – both in wars and due to Covid 19. And also remembering my mother who passed away on Memorial Day last year. Her favorite saying after emigrating to the US was “God Bless America”.

Pulvis et umbra sumus – We Are but Dust and Shadow


Around the World in 25 Travel Quilts

Last updated on September 1st, 2020

My website is called Quiltripping because I love to travel, take photos and make quilts. I like to make travel quilts inspired by the destinations where I am going and then photograph the quilt on location. Since I started this blog, I have photographed and shared quite a few of these travel inspired quilts. I thought it would be nice to put them all together into one gallery for both quilting and travel inspiration.

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