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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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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: https://art-plus-gallery.square.site/berks-in-stitches And in case that wasn’t enough to pique your interest, an article in a local paper. https://smartnews.link/w/gcBs It has been really fun to meet friends and visitors to the

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Art Quilting of Martha Ressler

I was invited by Kay Bennecoff of the Reading Berks Craftsmen Guild to be her guest on their monthly cable TV show. She was a capable and charming host and I enjoyed getting to know her. I think she read my whole website, because she had really done her research and asked insightful questions. This

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Virtual Hanging

I’ve been having fun with one of the many apps or websites used to “hang” a piece of art on a virtual wall.  It allows the viewer or potential customer to see the size and scale of the work, and get an idea how it would look installed in their home. I went 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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My Studio

Day 1.5 I also want to show you my studio. The entire space is 500 square feet in the walk-out basement of our home near Hamburg, PA. We built the house in 2010, and designed it with the studio in mind. My husband is an artist too, and occupies half of the work space. I

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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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A Virtual Tour

I have a major showing of my art quilts at Clay on Main in Oley PA, where it is entombed — no one can enter the space as per shut down orders by Governor Wolf.  So, I thought I’d bring it to you!  This is a YouTube link to a brief walk through of the

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