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Of Pins and Pin Cases

Larye and I have belonged to the art quilt group at Ruby Street (RAQ or Ruby Street Art Quilters) for four years.  Each quilter has a different talent and interest which results in a great deal of inspiration to all … Continue reading

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Fabric, Anyone?

For a couple of years, I have been considering a liquidation of my machine quilting business.  A long bike trip in September convinced me that I wanted to do more biking while we could still manage to do so….so my … Continue reading

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Woven Shibori

Last week, I had the opportunity to take a class from Dianne Totten in woven shibori…what a treat.  At the right is just one of Dianne’s many class samples and the clothing made from these woven fabrics can only be … Continue reading

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Redwork & Mitres

I have a friend who does lovely embroidered panels.  When we got together for a week last year, she had 22 redwork panels that she wanted made into a quilt.  I  have made her art into quilts in the past … Continue reading

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Small Sized Art

In October, I had the opportunity to take a tapestry weaving class from tapestry artist, Elaine Duncan.  Elaine spends a portion of her professional life in her studio on Vancouver Island, a portion teaching various fellow weavers, and a portion … Continue reading

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Quilting

The custom machine quilting for hire portion of Realizations Fiber Arts has finally finished its 10-year plus run.  I finished my last customer quilt in October…a masterpiece of piecing (by friend, Carol) and quilting (by yours truly) based on a … Continue reading

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Fiber and Fabric

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My preparation for the Olympia Weavers’ annual Show and Sale was minimal this year; however, I did make fiber and beaded date book/check book covers.  I sold a dozen and was pretty jazzed about that outcome.   I will definitely do … Continue reading

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Family Ties

Every year, we make at least one if not two ‘pilgrimages’ to the Quilt Museum in La Conner, Washington.  It’s a lovely old Victorian home with three floors of quilt exhibits that rotate quarterly and showcase the work of  local, … Continue reading

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Group Challenge

Larye and I have been attending a monthly meeting of  local art quilters for the past 18 plus months.   The group members have been meeting in Olympia for a number of years and include an incredible number of talented fabric … Continue reading

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Back to Business

Summer and Fall 2011 have been chaotic and creatively stagnant. We managed to sell the Montana house in August against all (slow market) odds and after 25 months on the market. Somehow, being relieved of an additional house payment convinced … Continue reading

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