Paint envy – no, seriously, isn’t that a thing?

Mar 27, 2018

I envy painters. They can create any color their little hearts desire. They can create any texture their little hearts desire. The sky’s the limit.  In fact, the entire universe is at their disposal, in terms of what they can lay down in paint. I have fabric.  Granted, I have lots of fabric.  Boatloads, in…

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Luge, with a Honda.

Mar 24, 2018

So here’s a picture of our road. What you can’t see, is that all the water runs down the mountain, freezes up on the switchback, and makes for a really exciting ride to the little wooden bridge over the creek. On the downstream side of the bridge, there is a lovely deep water hole, perfect…

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A little yellow goes a long way, in quilting.

Mar 20, 2018

One of the first lessons I got on color use in quilting was “a little yellow goes a long way”. Just as the sun is too bright for us to gaze upon, a piece of yellow fabric has more wattage than you would think, in a design.  It will leap forward enthusiastically, almost promiscuously, and…

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Seven Sisters quilt to hang at Reuters Center, UNC-A, March thru June 2018 !

Mar 8, 2018

  (Original design © 2018, Paula B. Entin) Seven Sisters – the start of the voyage: In 1991 I had this vision of the Seven Sisters quilt pattern.  It is the alternate name to the Pleiades star system, and while I adore the more traditional versions, I wanted something more striking. I wanted glimpses of black…

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Downsizing my mom, downsizing myself

Jan 27, 2018

   Sunshine Batik, 18″ wide x 26″ long.    As our lives change, we move in lock-step with our parents.  In October, my mom was moved to a new facility, with a spacious room, but with the request to only have one or two knickknacks, and nothing valuable.  In November, my sister and I looked…

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Halloween: traditional costume sewing vs. chocolate stash.

Oct 28, 2017

In the fall of 1976, my friends and I went into Boston for the day, and I found this luscious dress for 10 bucks.  I didn’t even try it on, I just grabbed it and paid, because the fabric was such rich colors, and the texture was just like the cat, and I figured I…

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Capriciousness of the gods

Oct 24, 2017

                   I do not buy lottery tickets. I do not buy raffle tickets. You can blame mythology, if you wish. Let me explain: I grew up in the Unitarian Church, in an old old town near Boston, Massachusetts. The people that we knew did not gamble, for…

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Fairview Area Artists League Fall Show on October 22 !!

Oct 16, 2017

                       The newly formed Fairview Area Art League (FAAL) will host its free fall outdoor art show on Sunday, October 22, 1–5 pm in Fairview. Member artists will showcase and sell a variety of art including painting, pottery, sculpture, fiber arts, jewelry, stained glass and more. There will be…

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Keep quilting with a senior parent

Oct 14, 2017

                                  My mom started quilting in the 1980s, several years after I started. Fast forward to now, where she is a senior parent who has started to lose the ability to envision the entire process, and needed to do…

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Jane Sassaman – inspiring quilt artist who leans toward art deco.

Jun 22, 2017

Jane Sassaman is an amazing quilt artist. I first saw her work on the cover of Quilters Newsletter Magazine years ago, and was thrilled to be able to take her workshop! Here is the link to her website where you can go completely gaga over her stuff: The workshop focused on creating a wall…

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