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Welcome to the online presence of KaBooM, a writing group that has sustained the creative lives of a diverse group of women for over a decade. We hope that getting to know us will inspire you, too!Welcome to the online presence of KaBooM, a writing group that has sustained the creative lives of a diverse group of women for over a decade. We hope that getting to know us will inspire you, too!

Welcome to the online presence of KaBooM, a writing group that has sustained the creative lives of a diverse group of women for over a decade. We hope that getting to know us will inspire you, too!


The KaBooM Writers Notebook: Our Blog

Caught on a Thread

I seem to always end up sewing something no matter where I start out.  My grandmother taught me to sew when I was a teenager saying that if I insisted on wearing my skirts at belt length,  I should learn to hem them myself. Well, it was the 60s and miniskirts were the height of fashion.  My mother refused to do any sewing, viewing it as a chore.  I’m afraid  I adopted her attitude for years until I caught a severe case of  quilting fever. Now I’m a fabric artist sewing scraps of fabric and thread into complicated wall hangings. I have a studio, a design wall, a website, and a sewing machine that cost more than my first car,  all dedicated to sewing. My grandmother would be proud.

Still, I thought writing would be the one activity that would never involve sewing.  I found out how wrong that assumption was when KaBoom decided to create a book.  Not only did we write, edit, and design our book, we have actually sewn many of them as part of the binding process.  The elegant edge, caught up in what Susan named the butterfly stitch, is a thing of beauty most book lovers will never see.  I , however, will not look at another bound book without seeing the stitches holding the smooth pages together and feeling the prick of the needle as it winds in and out. And I am sewing yet again.

The Butterfly Stitch

The Butterfly Stitch

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