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Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop 2017

This is my THIRD YEAR participating in this fantastic blog hop hosted by Cheryl Sleboda. I love participating. I am such a deadline-driven person! Having a blog date makes me get in there and work! The blog hop is very timely for me this year. We are about to renovate our master bathroom, and we’re […]

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Spring Clean Your Studio 2017

I am thrilled to announce this year’s blog hoppers!!  Every year, we show you the “before and after” of our studios, and we usually give you some cool studio inspirations along the way. This is my THIRD YEAR participating in this fantastic blog hop hosted by Cheryl Sleboda. Here’s last year’s blog entry. It is […]

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I had the pleasure of taking a short getaway to Savannah, Georgia in March. My husband was there working, and even though March was a very busy month for me, I was determined to make time to visit this city that has been on my bucket list for years! We left the boys with John’s […]

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completed wreath

Poison Bottle Halloween Wreath

I have seen some very cute Halloween wreaths around the internet neighborhood lately. I really wanted to try using some of my poison bottle patterns to make one for myself! I started by reducing my patterns by 25 to 50%, depending on the pattern.  I traced the patterns onto the matte side of some freezer […]

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Quilt as you Go Row by Row

Are you participating in the Row by Row Experience? I love to use quilt as you go techniques for finishing large quilts on my domestic sewing machine. I don’t own a longarm. Sometimes I don’t feel like paying someone to quilt for me. Although I do enjoy sewing on one, I don’t really want to […]

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Textile Museum Visit Coming Up

If you have not had a chance to see the Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora Exhibit at the Textile Museum at the George Washington University Museum, you have a short time before it leaves. As part of Studio Art Quilt Associates outreach to the public, I will be at the Textile Museum on Sunday September […]

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Halloween variation

Poison Bottle BOM Block Eleven Variations

I am honored to have Cheryl Sleboda of as my guest artist of the month. She introduced me to a new kind of glass and it is fascinating!  Be sure and go visit her blog to see her variation of this month’s block. My amazing friend Terri who blogs over at Quilts from the Heart  made […]

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In Her Footsteps

A Tribute to Yvonne Porcella

In Her Footsteps  Amalia Morusiewicz told me this story after meeting Yvonne the first time: “First time I saw you, I commented on your shoes–which were audacious, practical and fun.  Soon you were sharing your story of how wearing unique shoes made for great great conversations… that occurred in unusual places, like restrooms!” Whenever I […]

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Perks of Teaching Art to Kids

I’m not discussing the perks to the kids. I’m talking about perks to ME. The thing I love most about teaching art lessons to young people is that it forces me to sit down and make art.         I rarely prioritize time to just sit and doodle, sketch, and play with the […]

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Spring Clean Your Studio Bloghop!

I jumped at the chance to participate in Cheryl Sleboda‘s Spring Clean Your Studio Bloghop for the second year. After several out of town events, for which I had yet to unpack, my workspace was a disaster of epic proportions. You know it’s bad when you’re six feet tall and you can’t reach the ironing […]

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