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ARTspiration Artists or art that turns me on and feeds my muse! Like it or dislike it, what about this art inspires your own art or creativity?  This is called, MAY DAY CELEBRATION, by an unknown artist.  Why not take out your paints, markers, fabric or whatever and try a small creative piece on May?  […]

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BOOK REVIEW SATURDAY, January 24, 2015

A FLAIR FOR FABRIC Creative Sewing Projects from the Designers at Henry Glass I reviewed a softcover copy of this book. In the interest of full disclosure, this book was compiled by Linda Lum DeBono, who is a personal friend of mine. That sucks, because I really, really like both the book and Linda’s concept […]

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BOOK REVIEW SATURDAY, January 10, 2015

  FRENCH BRAID QUILTS WITH A TWIST New Variations for Vibrant Strip-Pieced Projects I reviewed a softcover copy of this book.  Designer, Jane Hardy Miller’s first book, French Braid Quilts: 14 Quick Quilts with Dramatic Results, published around 2010, remains one of my all-time favorites.   I am also a fan of her books, French Braid […]

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BOOK REVIEW SATURDAY, December 20, 2014

SMALL TREASURES FROM SCRAPS More Simply Charming Quilts   If you are a fan of small, traditional, reproduction-type quilts, then you will find a treasure in this book. The largest quilt in the book is 34” x 36”with the other 13 quilts being much smaller. It’s not like we haven’t seen these quilt designs before […]

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BOOK REVIEW SATURDAY, December 13, 2014

In the magazine world, if you don’t like a book, you don’t review it. I promised to be honest. I’ve based my whole patchwork reputation on “no B.S.” . . . and it’s not easy. Boy, I really wrestle with myself on whether or not I am going to review a book I don’t care for, but […]

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            COUNTRY ELEGANCE Cotton and Wool Projects from the Quilted Crow Girls Country Elegance, is a beautiful book full of beautiful, timely wool appliquéd patchwork patterns designed by Leonie Bateman and Deirdre Bond-Abel for That Patchwork Place. I have to admit that I fell in love with the projects in […]

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