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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Little Collages

During Autumn and holiday season, I participate in more art fairs than other times of the year. While it is gratifying to get feedback from those who come to look, my sales have not been great. My current remedy is to make more small collages that aren’t as labor intensive as my hand-sewn art quilts.

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A Little Cone Tree

I read a blog post by S. Marsh. C. on making a cone shaped Christmas tree.  She used jute twine, wrapping around a cone of brown paper. It gave me an idea of how to use some twisted cloth strip cord that I make compusively. I saw the method on Pinterest a few years ago

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12 Ways to Use Found Objects

I am designing a class that I’m calling “12 Ways to Use Found Objects” in your art quilts. This is my Sampler of the 12 Ways. Which are listed below. Can you see the numbers next to each image: 1, 2, 3 etc? Glue on/ sew invisibly.  This is the easiest and most obvious.  I

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Day 29 The Little Red Maple

The smallest of our red maple trees, with the final leaves clinging to its branches caught my eye in late autumn. The background is pieced sections of a hand painted cloth panel from Malaysia, bought at Ladyfingers Sewing Studio in Oley, PA (a treasure trove of fine fabrics.) I had actually made most of this

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One heck of a busy fall!

At some point as my husband and I planned our year, we decided it would be a good idea to participate in 10 art fairs in a row, August, Sept and into October. I’m not sure what we were thinking! Maybe I thought some little elves would create more of my inventory in the few

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