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STITCHED! – Join Me!

STITCHED 2015 is:   –Seven online classes by an eclectic group of awesome artists. Hanna Andersson, Lynn Krawczyk, Celeste Beck, Lesley Riley, Lidija Miklavcic, Carrie Payne and Carmi Cimicata.   -In addition, Alma Stoller will post a new online class every month for the entire year – everything from doll making, silk ribbon embroidery and […]

How Artists Hokey Pokey

Today I am doing the artist’s version of the Hokey Pokey.

Printed Fabric Bee Giveaway Time!

Queen Bee here, announcing the monthly fabric giveaway. Each month a member of the Printed Fabric Bee is crowned Queen Bee. She chooses a theme and a color palette and the other 9 worker bees create a small piece of original fabric for her. But we like to share the wealth so we each create […]

12 Unexpected Lessons Learned

Background: The Studio Art Quilt Associates is having their annual conference in the Washington DC area this spring. As a long-time member of SAQA, I thought it would be a very good idea to have a regional show to highlight all the talent in our area. I asked a dear friend, Christine Adams, who has years of experience […]

Printed Fabric Bee Giveaway

Have you heard the buzz? There’s a giveaway going on over on Facebook. There’s this Hive, you see, a honey of a sweet spot where 10 artists are working together to pollinate the world with hand-printed fabric. Each month the Queen Bee picks a theme and the rest of the worker bees make a piece […]

Orange You Glad…I Said Fabric!

I am part of the hive, the Printed Fabric Beehive to be specific. Here’s the buzz about that and how you can be a part of it too! The Printed Fabric Bee is a spin on a traditional quilting bee. Not only does it focus on printed fabric rather than a pieced quilt block, but it […]

Got Talent? Own It!

There appears to be a very fine line between being modest and owning up to your success. At one end is the obnoxious person who sounds arrogant and boastful. It is equally as inappropriate to sound meek and humble, dismissive even, of your success. I’m speaking of extremes, but my experience a few months ago got […]

Fabric Giveaway Winner + New Classes

The winner of the fabric giveaway posted in THIS blog post is Lucky #7 – Jo. Jo will received a Priority Mail envelope stuffed with fabric bits from my own stash, just perfect for fabric sketching or any other use she may want to put them to. Congratulations to Jo and THANK YOU to everyone who […]

Your House Should be a Poem

We’re doing a blog hop over at the Sketchbook Challenge Blog. This month’s theme is Houses & Hideaways – one of my favorite topics. I was instantly reminded of a project I did for Angela Cartwright and Sarah Fishburn’s 2007 book, In This House. (Wonderful book, BTW). The first and easiest decision to make was […]

Buried Treasure

Welcome to my blast from the past. I am participating in Seth Apter’s Buried Treasure Post: The premise is simple. On Wednesday, June 12th all participating bloggers will re-post one (or more) of their favorite posts that ever appeared on their blog. I believe in synchronicity, which is why I chose these two post from just […]