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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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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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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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Josie Dakers & Linda Jones Art Walk 2014

This past Saturday, March 1st my cousin and I hosted an invite in Jersey City to share our Art with a few family, friends and others.  It was really my first event in the New York area and it was a success.  Linda showcased her jewelry including copper, silver, new gold earrings, braclets and neckwear. […]

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Happy 2014

  First of all, Happy New Year to everyone, including friends and family.  I have not been on-line in over a month which is not good.   The news is good, as I have been so busy creating – knitting, felting and quilting.  I can’t share all today, but will definitely give you some highlights. […]

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Well, another week has gone by and I have not had a chance to update my blog.  Today, I said it’s a must as I have so much to tell you about. I belong to the NJ Modern Quilt Guild which has a member listing of over 50 people.   I joined this group back […]

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Although I have not been on-line in the last few weeks, does not mean I have been idle.  A little vacation is good for everyone.  I have, however, been very busy.  I started up beading again, while on vacation and created a few goodies.  Please check them out. 1. The mix includes  lucite with copper […]

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