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Pam Beal
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WHAT GWEN MARSTON KNOWS ABOUT OLD QUILTS
CRAZY COTTON QUILT TOP maker unknown, c. 1920-1940 Gwen Marston taught me to see the possibilities in old quilts, pointing out the rich tradition on which to improvise. The quilts of interest to Gwen were quilts with visual impact and surprise---something r...

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FANFARE FOR DEMOCRACY
FANFARE  small study 10" x 11" This small study, FANFARE, was inspired by Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man.     My days in the French Horn section were superb in the brass choir ensemble where brass fanfares were standard fare! Fanfare for the Com...

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STUDIO NOTES---HAND QUILTING
Lorna said a quilter's stitch is a signature, as individual as the person. That is what my grandmother said. Quilting by hand sculpts the surface of the quilt. The hand stitching becomes a design element as well as the function holding the layers together. ...

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AQ MAGAZINE
CLOUDBURST is in AQ---and there I am too!  American Quilter, July 2017 Another expression of thanks to AQS, the judges and Horn of America Collection. My profile photo was taken by my friend since forever, Dennis Murphy. Congratulations to all of my colleag...

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QUILTWEEK 2017 GRAND RAPIDS MI
Improvisation for Squares--Thurs. 8-17 & Studio Hand Quilting--Fri. 8-18 Two short afternoon classes so you can take in all of the great events at QuiltWEEK Registration information You are invited to ask questions before or after you register--email me, I'...

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See you in Grand Rapids MI and I am teaching at QUILTWEEK

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AQS QUILTWEEK--AUGUST 2017
                                                                        CRAYONS 45" X 44"    by pam j. beal The beauty is in the mark. The expression is in the mark. The quilting stitch is a series of marks. Possibilities are in the mark.  I have fun with a...

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NEWS FROM GWEN MARSTON
I have it on good authority that Gwen has only a few copies left of the award winning book, 37 Sketches. I previously posted about how influential this book has been on my quilting practice and it is very artful in terms of the photography and narrative. No...

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A CHANCE MEETING
My small study,  a "sister" quilt influenced by Sujata While wandering the quilted corners of the internet in search of Amish quilt images, something caught my eye. One click away was a better look, and to my delight I recognized the name of the quilt maker...

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IT'S SPRINGTIME IN PADUCAH
and I'm waiting in suspense to learn what award has been given to Cloudburst
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