Thursday, March 5, 2015


Oh what a way to re-enter my life!

I am not talking about the snow this winter! I have a lot to share about my travels in India but currently I lack focus.

The only goal I have is to focus on my eldest son Gautam's recovery from a health scare. He had caught a bug while he was in India and we thought he had fully recovered from it before returning home. The day after I arrived in Philadelphia and hardly got to the unpacking of my bags, I got a call from him. He was still struggling to recover and the doctors were still running tests.
His diagnoses - Typhoid Fever.
I got on the plane to Seattle the very next day to see him and help him recover.. After loosing 20+ lbs in a relatively short time, I am happy to say that his health is on the mend.

It has been seven weeks of being away from home. One more week before I finally will be home and back to normal routine. My bags are halfway unpacked and I am so anxious to get back to the normalcy of life. That means, cooking good meals for my husband, make new quilts, hanging the art I bought from India and sharing my book through workshops, book signing events and speaking at all the guilds I have been invited to.

I managed to teach one workshop in India which was a lot of fun. It was nice to see women in India excited about quilting. I can not wait to see the pictures of their projects.

I had to postpone the book signing event at Burkholders fabrics and lecture at Brandywine Quilters' guild due to these unexpected travel plans. But there are lot of teaching and speaking events I need to share with you all. So stay tuned, I will post the new dates in my next post.

And now another important matter.

If you won the book during the blog tour for my book and have not received it, I apologize for the delay. I was told today that your book is on it's way. Thank you for your patience.

If you are a reader from Australia, please let me know if you have spotted my book at your local quilt shop. If not, I need to fix that.. I know you all improv quilters out there are going to want my book. I have been away for so long and so soon after the release of Cultural Fusion Quilts, it seems like I am just starting out!

While I am in Seattle, I am going to make the best of next few days. I will be at QWNW today between 10:00 and 12:30 to catch up with old friends.. If you are in the area, Please drop by to say hello.

No matter what the circumstances are, it's good to be back home!


  1. It's good to hear Gautam is on the mend. What a scare for you all. Welcome home from your colourful journey. All your workshops, talks, and book signings will keep you busy in a fun way, enjoy! I'll keep an eye out for your book here and let you know if I see it.

  2. How scary about your son! Thank goodness he's on the mend. I make it to Seattle several times a year, I wish I was there now!

  3. Sending hugs and all best wishes for your son's recovery - what a scare, indeed. Not to worry about your focus - it will return . . . all in good time!

  4. I'm so glad to hear your son is doing better. I'm sure it's because of your visit, love and good food. I won't be able to go to QWNW today, sadly. Hope to see you on your next trip "out West."

  5. I'm glad your son is on the mend. Sick kids (even the grown up ones) are the worst nightmare. Congratulations on your book. I just made a top with your directions and love it.

  6. Sending my very, very best wishes for your son. How very frightening for you but hopefully he is back to his usual self very soon.

  7. how scary! I'm glad he is doing better! No matter how old the "kids" are they always need mom when they are sick.

  8. Pleased to hear that your son in now improving, I'm sure he has been helped by Mom being there in Seattle.
    I shall be checking to see if shops are stocking your book here in NZ. Hope you are soon able to return home and
    get back into creating!

  9. Great news about your son, what a scare. I received your book that I won, what a treasure. Thanks again! I will keep you
    and your family in my prayers.

  10. So glad your son is doing ok ....what a scare ...& what a sweet mom....I know he was glad to have you there!

  11. Yikes, I have been delinquent in reading blog posts, (spending all my time over on Instagram). Wow, Typhoid Fever! What a scare. I hope he is all better and back to a full recovery. Nothing is more scary then a very sick child, no matter what age they are.


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