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Daily Artwork Challenge

I decided to join with the members and Friends of Art Plus Gallery in West Reading for a Daily Artwork Challenge.   My theme is Pagodas in imaginary surroundings. Remember the movie Amelie (2001).  In my memory she takes her father’s garden gnome and puts him in different surroundings around the world. I confess I didn’t

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A Foray into Improv Piecing

I wanted to learn something new. I chose to learn about improv piecing and took a class from Maria Shell. She was a student of Nancy Crow’s who has taken off in her own direction, and has many students and followers. The idea is to build pieced units and follow your visual instincts in constructing

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Berks in Stitches video

Here is a little video of Berks in Stitches, currently on display at Art Plus Gallery in West Reading. And, a link to the show: And in case that wasn’t enough to pique your interest, an article in a local paper. It has been really fun to meet friends and visitors to the

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Artist of the week, SAQA

On my last day, I want to give a shout out to my challenge group within SAQA. Karol Kusmaul was our founder and is our leading light and has recruited 11 members from 8 countries. We take turns issuing a prompt and we have two months to finish our quilt. We are in round two

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Artist of the Week, SAQA

I’ve done many small (mostly 5 x 7”) quilts while travelling. These have often included found objects from those places. I combined some in a piece entitled “From the Other side of the Wall,” which is currently travelling with Quilt National 2019. For the last two and a half years I have been working on

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Behind the scenes — a sale

I’m always pleased to sell a piece of art, but this latest experience was one of the best. Here are some of the elements that went into it (besides creating the artwork that is!) I recreated my website. It was an intensive project last winter that I approached with dread. Once I got going, it

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Fine Art America

Here’s a sneak peak at my weekly update from Fine Art America.  This is a website that allows artists to upload images of their art so that they can sell reproductions of them.  They have many varieties of these: from gallery wrapped canvases to shower curtains to duvet covers (I don’t sign up for all

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A Surprise in Hamburg, PA

The borough of Hamburg, PA, tucked into a valley in northern Berks County, is home to a surprising art and craft gallery, located at 320 State Street. Artists from the surrounding area support the gallery with their time and talent, proving this with the recent renovation of a long-standing men’s clothing store into their current

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