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Down time


Hangin’ out and learning to post from my phone. 


And The Winner Is…..

The Bowl sits waiting….


I’ve been adding names as they trickled in….


Finally it’s 8pm!!!


I enlisted my 10 year old kid to do the honors…


And the winner is…….

Jody from Arkansas!!!

Congrats Jody!!!  I’ll be in touch about shipping this quilt to you ASAP!


This was So Much Fun!  I think I might have to do this again!  Thanks to everyone who checked in and entered the drawing.   I hope you will come back to join in on my adventures in textiles.  

‘Til the tie dyes……….



Launch Day!

shouting-from-the-rooftops!  Welcome!

If you found this blog because of the email I sent out, Thank You for taking some time to see what I’ve been up to!  (I was just informed that the font was really big…  Oops!  Another lesson learned:  simple font.)

Win one of my original art quilts!

To make things more interesting and fun you can enter a drawing to win one of my original art quilts : Scar Tissue: Flow!  It’s easy to enter:  just leave a comment  at the end of this post and I’ll put your name into the hat!  On April 18, we’ll draw the winner! 

Click for a larger view

Flow    2010     17.75” x 14.25”

About the Quilt & Fiber Arts Shop:

For those of you who are not familiar with Etsy, Wikipedia says it best:

Etsy is an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items as well as art and craft supplies.  It has been compared to “a crafty cross between Amazon and eBay,”[2] and to “your grandma’s basement.”[

This is a fabulous opportunity for artists to sell our creations and offer credit card options at a reasonable cost.

bzuazua-instant-messages Instant Messages  2009  55.5 L x 44 W

If you didn’t find this blog via email:  Want to get a secret coupon code for 25% off?  Tell me in the comment box and I’ll email it to you!  The code is good until April 25.  That’s 2 weeks!

See more Tote Bags, Hand Bags, and Book Bags 

Give the Perfect Gift:  Customized!

One of the best things I do is offer customized Quilts, Art Quilts, Bags, Dolls, Baby Play Mats or whatever you have in mind.  On the upper right of this page you will see the widget that says “Made Just For You”.  There you can learn more about how I calculate the cost of custom made items.  I will be adding more information to that page as I have more samples available to view.  Just tell me what you have in mind and I will work hard to make your idea come to life.

See Dolls in the Quilt & Fiber Arts Shop

SkyGirl© Dolls are an original creation I’ve been developing over several years.  If you order a custom doll, you can choose your colors, fabrics, characteristics and hobbies specific to the recipient.  Read more about the process and the SkyGirl story.

And just a couple more thoughts

If you read on, particularly the post: The Art of Going Pro, you will see that few months have been quite busy and full of learning new things.   In the post you can see all of the resources I found and steps I took to get to where I am now.

Check the Workshops page to find information about workshops I offer at The Gallery On High in Pottstown, PA.  Every season I offer something new for beginners, kids and adults.  See the Summer Session post to see what’s coming up.

Thanks for visiting!!  Don’t forget to comment to enter the Quilt Drawing!


Summer Session Workshops

zipper-monster-2  At the Gallery School of Pottstown, PA.

  Kids Beginner Sewing


This will be an interesting set of classes for kids who want to learn some sewing skills.

Over 4 weekly sessions we will make:

  • An appliqued and stamped pillowcase
  • A memory book for Mom & Dad 
  • A bedroom door banner
  •  And a Zipper Face Monster or a Rag Doll

bzuazua-fish-pillow      bzuazua-memory-book

Iron on applique pillowcase and Memory Book  

The children will learn:

  • How to use a sewing machine
  • Pattern making 
  • Making an iron-on applique (the fish on the pillow are ironed on!)
  • How to sew a button

And we will also paint, stamp, and embellish! 

        zipper-monster-1   bzuazua-rag-doll

Zipper Face Monster’s mouth opens to reveal sharp teeth!  Vampire bat  Or make a rag doll

Each child will receive the materials needed for each project and illustrated instructions for future reference.

4 sessions:  Thursdays 10:30 to Noon

June 30, July 7, July14, July 21

$95 (member), $105 (non-member) At the Gallery School of Pottstown. Plus $5 materials fee payable to the instructor

Check the Gallery On High Classes links for many other classes for kids and adults.