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Spring Cleaning!

I went back to last year’s post and this is the FOURTH year I’ve participated! Thanks Cheryl for putting together another fun blog hop. Unlike a lot of lucky folks, I am in a tiny townhome and don’t have a dedicated sewing room. I have a space in our master bedroom where I sew, and […]

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Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop 2018!

Today kicks off Cheryl Sleboda’s annual spring cleaning frenzy. This is my fourth year participating! It’s always a great excuse to get in the studio and straighten up! Be sure to come by on Friday and see what I’ve accomplished. I promise dramatic before pictures–we’ll see about after! April 23 – Lori Crawley Kennedy – […]

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Stole Commission

My friend Karen requested I make the stole for her to wear during her ordination in the Unitarian Universalist church. Today was the ordination ceremony. It was so full of love and joy and celebration for Karen’s accomplishments and welcome into her ministry. I began the process by making a pattern from an existing stole, […]

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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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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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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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