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Sticky Post February 29, 2020

Artwork appears as if by magic to the onlooker, but inside the studio it’s not magic at all. Through this blog, you…

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135 – Threading The Needle

December 30, 2021

Tweezers are my best friend for threading a needle! I’ve gotten so used to tweezers for holding the thread close to the…

Spool Party by Susan V. Polansky
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134 – Spool Party: stitched fabric collage

December 23, 2021

How about diving into a little bit about thread? Do I have loyalty to any brand of thread? No, but I do…

fabric collage removed from design wall
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133- Sewing Begins!

December 6, 2021

Thanks for your patience in awaiting an update on how the big Fear quilt is going. I switched gears from collaging fabric…

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132 – Fun House Mirrors

October 28, 2021

I posted quite a mess of a picture a few days ago, and I wondered if anyone could guess what it was…

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131 – Can You Guess What This Mess Is?

October 25, 2021

Have you guessed what the mess in the photo is? Doesn’t look that great now, but keep watching. I am teasing you…

fabric collage in progress
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130 – The Devil is in the Details

October 5, 2021

I’ve made graffiti artists in my fabric collage art quilt who were going to be spray painting on a mural, but now…

fabric collage of seated man
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129 – Struggles With The Man

September 21, 2021

I’ve been hard at work, and near the give-it-up point. But I achieved what I wanted despite the struggle. I won’t needlessly…

sewing details onto a dog fabric collage
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128 – A Dog Comes To Life!

September 4, 2021

A dog came to life! It will be snapping at a child’s cotton candy, so it had to be menacing. I cut…

fabric collage showing amusement part ride
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127 – Suggest Motion

August 17, 2021

A gesture, a head turned in a certain direction, or the suggestion of movement can “activate” a scene. When adding a person,…

plan, progress and finish of air-brushed fabric collage quilt
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126 – Stepping Off The Path

August 4, 2021

Now that I’ve created some people for my amusement park scene, I returned to work on the buildings. I had been thinking…