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Michael Miller Challenge 2014

I had the opportunity to participate in the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge, as a member of the North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild.   We each received a few cuttings from Michael Miller’s new fabric line (Petal Pinwheels) including prints and solids.Rules –  1)use only Michael Miller fabric and 2) must be quilted.   Deadline to […]

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LOVELY DAY WITH FRIENDS

Still working a lot, getting ready for the Autumn Craft Festival at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (http:/www.craftsatlincoln.org/myindex.cgi), Oct 4th/5th.  It’s important to take time out to visit with friends.  Exactly what we did last week.  After enjoying a 5-star meal at my friend’s house, we even  had time to take photos in her […]

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Social Media and the Artist

Ok I’m here again, a week later trying to keep up with my blogging.  One of my friends told me recently that I needed to increase my social media exposure.  While I have so much to do preparing for the Oct 4th/5th shows at Lincoln Center (http://www.craftsatlincoln.org/myindex.cgi),  I’m determined to update Instagram more frequently, keep […]

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July 4th

I started my day by taking a walk with a friend, which we now do about 2-3 times a week, for little more than an hour.   During my outing this morning I saw this tiny little rabbit sitting in the grass amongst the dew.  It was so peaceful looking, as well as the street […]

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Northern Star Quilter’s Guild Show May3/4th

I’ve been away for too long, but trust me it’s all good.  I’ve been busy doing a lot of work for an event that will take place later this year,  plus some other side projects which I will update you on shortly. Last weekend I went to see the Somer’s quilt show in New York. […]

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Fashion and Folk Art

It’s been a few weeks since my last post, so let me update you one of my recent trips to the American Folk Art Museum in New York City.  What intrigued me about this exhibit was the 13 different designers who participated to make a creation inspired by artwork in the museum’s collection, many dating […]

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Redo of “My Favourite Hat”

I have always had a hard time finding hats to fit my head for one reason or another, so when I find something I like it generally gets a good wear.  Many of you who know me closely know my denim “bucket” hat. Late last year I copied off the specs from this hat and […]

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Grand Central Centennial Quilts

http://www.grandcentralterminal.com/event/grand-central-centennial-quilts/2145433659 — at Grand Central Terminal. If you’re in New York between now and July 6th, this is a must see exhibit.  In short, it shows the creative work of many quilt artists who participated in this challenge to use fabrics designed by “The City Quilter” to reinterpret “Grand Central” in fabric.  The City Quilter partnered with American […]

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NUNO FELT SCARF – EXPLORING

Last week I decided I would make a scarf for myself as an experiment with all sorts of embellishments and stuff.  Taking the orange variegated merino wool and melange silk as my base I proceeded on a journey to over embellishment this new scarf.    I added a fancy ribbon trim down the middle, a […]

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USING THE COLOR WHEEL FOR QUILTING

As I was going through my mail today somehow I came upon this article (quilting board.com) on how to use the color wheel when quilting.   Sometimes I get stuck and when this happens I always refer to my trusty color wheel which I keep pinned to my wall in my studio.   Anyway, I […]

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