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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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I’m Spring Cleaning My Studio (Again)

Last year, 13 intrepid bloggers dared to dream…. http://funfromatoz.com/2015/05/15/all-together-now/ Amalia Morusiewicz made that video about last year’s bloggers. I hope it gets you inspired and gives you a preview of some of the bloggers that are participating again this year. I’m so excited to participate in the “Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop” for the second year […]

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Block Three Variations

My friend Debbie Berkebile agreed to try her hand at this blog for our quilt-along! She is very brave and tried Silver Lame!!  Check out her version at Mountain Trail Quilt Treasures.  I made a Halloween version of this block. I picked that strange circus-y fabric for the ribbed bottle because it reminded me of […]

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Poison Bottle BOM Block Three-Make Your Block

Please visit the Block of the Month tab to download the two bottle patterns. To learn more about the history of these bottles, check out this blog entry. December’s block features a gold ribbed bottle, and a tall blue-green bottle labeled Tipper’s Animal Medicine. The gold bottle features two “ribbed” sections. I used a textural […]

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, December 6th 4-6pm I will be working on our hand quilting project at the Belair Mansion on Sunday, and chatting with visitors about the quilt. Step back to an 1830’s Christmas as the early 19th century residents of Belair enjoy the holiday! The Hall will be set with a ladie’s quilting bee, delicious “desserts” […]

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December Blog Challenge

I’m a total Cheryl Sleboda fangirl. I’ve had the immense pleasure of meeting her in real life several times now. Cheryl is so smart. She challenged herself to blog every day in December. And to make herself accountable, she invited lots of other people to join her in her challenge. My personal goal is to […]

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Flying Solo

Today, I scheduled my first solo exhibit for spring 2017!  I’ve been watching Helen Conway’s preparations for her solo show, and I think I will blog about my experiences as well. So, I have a year to fill 55 feet of wall space. I’m also planning on some exciting larger pieces to hang in the […]

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