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Loud Animals

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I came across this wonderful fabric during winter on clearance at Fabric.com and finally got around to working with it.

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This one is going to hang in a local crab restaurant “Crab Crazy at Friendship Farm” in Amityville.  They are nuts for crab decorations so I asked Tim, who works there (7 days a week !) to hang a crabby quilt and my info.  And, because he’s such a nice guy, he said “Of course!”

People seem to shy away from quilts because of the traditional hanging method.  I agree that it’s kind of a pain in the butt.  You need a level, some sort of brackets to hold the pole, wall anchors for the screws…  Worth it for a large piece but for small quilts I came up with this method in the pic below. elephant-3

First, instead of a sleeve, I use triangles, which is common enough.  But to display at The Gallery on High, the art must have a wire hanger.  So I now attach a wire loop on the dowel which makes it very easy to hang and balance.

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detail of elephant

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detail of quilting with the gold metallic thread

These quilts were so much fun to work with.  I got a simple system working and plan put this style on my Custom Made page.

Update on Jody’s Quilt

Hard to believe but Jody finally got her quilt!  It was a little more than a week ago.  The USPS somehow destroyed it.  They offered no explanation.  Then there was some run-around…  In the time that passed, poor Jody was in the midst of all of those crazy storms down south.  I gave it a little time to make sure the quilt would arrive safe.  In the email she sent, she sounded very happy and said she was testing the quilt against every wall, windows and mirrors- because it’s transparent.

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Jody’s Quilt.  I asked her to pick one of my other quilts since her first one was destroyed in the mail.

Dolls to new homes:

Audrianna’s  doll arrived safe and sound.  This is the little girl with PWS.  She loves her new SkyGirl doll and named her Maggy.

Another SkyGirl went to a 3 year old girl.  She named her doll G. G. for her great grandma.  She’s called G.G. for “Gorgeous Grandma”.  Love that!  I love all the neat names that people come up with for grandparents!

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Maggy and G.G.

This is going to be a great sewing week!  Finally spring time temperatures!

Sew-4-Ever!

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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! 

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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!

Sew-4-Ever!