TEASING THE THREAD: How to Unlock a Series


How can we naturally expand our work using our current work as a starting point? This workshop led by Zak Foster and Amanda Nadig will be a guided conversation about how we can tap into our current work to find pathways forward for future work.

The BEST PART of this workshop will be the magic YOU bring: there will be a guided conversations in small groups where you can share one recent textile piece with the group and brainstorm potential pathways for future work together.

Come with one quilt and leave with a hundred ideas! (And maybe a few new friends)

  • Sat Nov 11 at 11 am ET
  • Also recording if you can't make it live
  • Part of your QUILTY NOOK membership
  • Join today and your free trial gets you into the workshop!

Come see for yourself how the NOOK can support you in your own creative practice 🧑

The NOOK is turning 2! πŸŽ‰ Join us for a FREE month!

And to celebrate we're having an A WHOLE WEEK OF FREE COMMUNITY EVENTS from Nov 6-11! Here's a sneak peek:

  • Mon Nov 6: SEWING CIRCLE with Ruth Marler at 7 am ET (but that's 12 noon GMT!) πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί
  • Tue Nov 7: SCRAP workshop with Nikki Oyao at 7 pm ET
  • Wed Nov 8: WIP-IT WEDNESDAY with Shan Reimer at 9 am ET
  • Thu Nov 9: LATE NIGHT SEWING CIRCLE at 9 pm ET
  • Fri Nov 10: SEWING CIRCLE with me! (and a special small circle just for new members)
  • Sun Nov 12: GIVEAWAY WINNERS announced

  • Tuesday, October 31, 2023
  • 12 pm ET
  • virtual event on the NOOK
  • $9 gets you in the workshop and a whole month of NOOK (!!)
  • no membership commitment

I am a writer, a mother, and ancestral healer living on Tonkawa, Comanche and Lipan Apache land in what is now Central Texas. 

During my 13 years as a food writer, I used my weekly newspaper column to explore community, connection and personal growth through the lens of food. Healing my family roots and ancestral wounds became the β€œwhy” for my work. 

And then I found tarot. 

Tarot cards have been used as a form of folk psychology for more than 500 years. With a long history in Europe, particularly among the Romani, who have suffered greatly to carry on the practice, all 78 of the tarot cards have medicine, including the Death card, which is one of my favorites. (And thus the name of my business.)

I now use these cards and the questions they ask as part of my ancestral healing work β€” which also uses art, music, nature and our real and imagined family trees to get a new perspective on grief, codependency, humility and strength.

This work dramatically transformed my life.


Join us as we explore life and textiles together


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The NOOK is a safe space for creative folks of all skill levels who are dedicated to exploring textiles and self-expression in community

I know what it takes to get you plugged in. With 18 years of teaching in public schools and over 10 years of quilting, I know what it takes to build community, connect people together in meaningful ways, and ignite your creativity.

  • you will energize your creative process with monthly challenges
  • you will form meaningful relationships with like-minded makers
  • you will gain greater insight into why you sew the way you do

"I felt immediate kinship when I joined the NOOK!  I am a beginner and I adore experimental quilting but I need to feel connected to others in order to learn."

"This community is so welcoming, accepting and open. I feel encouraged and enlivened to create my way."

"I didn't have any friends who quilt, so before I found the NOOK, I had to cobble together techniques from YouTube. Now I have access to a whole community who can answer my questions."

Join now πŸ‘‰

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It’s not about numbers on the NOOK. It’s about YOU and YOUR WORK and pushing your own boundaries in a community that will cheer you on every step of the way.

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The NOOK offers multiple to learn new things: monthly workshops, special-interest rooms, local meetups, in addition to the daily posts from other members.

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What makes the NOOK different?

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We even have the app that we're all pretty crazy about ↓

Here's how to get started

β‘  Join today for your FREE trial

β‘‘ Watch the personalized welcome video that I make just for you when you join

β‘’ Attend our next Sewing Circle and experience for yourself the inspiring NOOK community

Excited about the NOOK but have a question?

Excited about the NOOK but have a question?

I’m on Instagram and Facebook. Why do I need to join a community?

Social media can be a wonderful resource. It brought you here after all! But many of us have complex relationships with these apps. There are several reasons, but most importantly, there’s no defined community on social media. We can post and share there, but when do we actually connect with others?

What if I don’t live in the US?

Quite alright! We’re an international community that spans nearly 20 countries. Because of our geographic diversity, we offer programming across multiple time zones.

How much does the NOOK cost?

Current monthly plans start at $9 USD/month. We want to keep membership as accessible as possible. Sliding scale options and scholarships are available.

Is there a free trial?

Yes! Join today and you’ll have a 3-day free trial period with the option to cancel at any time.

How does the NOOK support BIPOC and LGBTQ+ members?

Our diversity is our strength, and we do our best to make sure everyone feels invited, welcomed, and valued in the NOOK. We regularly invite queer makers and makers of color to lead workshops and guide the direction of the NOOK. There are also private rooms set aside in the NOOK for both BIPOC and LGBTQ+ makers to connect.

What if I’m not good with technology?

The NOOK is designed to be intuitive and user-friendly. If you ever have any questions, we're always here to help!

Can I leave anytime I want?

Yes, there is no time commitment. Stay for as long or as little as you'd like. (But we'll try our best to win you over!)

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