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August 22nd Class

Last summer I spoke to the quilters at Everybody’s Quilters Guild.  This summer I am teaching a class to those same ladies.  This post has been written with the class in mind.  It will outline the steps in my process and

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Iwo Jima Flag Raising

As the wife of a Marine, I know to call this iconic photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal the 2nd flag raising on Iwo Jima.  The date was February 23, 1945 and the image inspired a nation, winning Mr. Rosenthal a Pulitzer Prize in

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Happy Birthday, Mom!

My mom was a cooking and sewing teacher.  After graduating college, she worked in our hometown as the high school’s home economics teacher.  She couldn’t have been much older than her students and, newly married, she must have gotten a kick

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Spirits of the Dead

My little brother forwarded me a call for artists he thought I’d be interested in.  It is for an art show inspired by Edgar Allan Poe. Good call, Jac!  The show is in Salem, Massachusetts this fall and is a

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Everybody’s Quilt Guild

This past Fall I was contacted by a local quilting group (Everybody’s Quilt Guild) to speak at a July meeting about my art quilts.  At the time of the booking, I had returned to school and didn’t yet know where

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Migrant Mother

Almost a year ago I was challenged by a fellow artist to “sew what I know”.  She advised that if I created work that inspired me, I would in turn inspire others.  With that in mind I want to share

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Patches and Patterns Quilt Exhibit

I am very happy to once again have some of my pieces displayed locally at the Carroll Arts Center.  From January 9th to February 22nd the Arts Center has on display over 30 quilts by local artists (a few of

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