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Marie Z. Johansen
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Lives in San Juan Island, Wa
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Dumpster Diving For Luscious Silks and Aurifil Wool Thread Delight
The more I use wool for applique the more interested I have become in using wool thread (actually all the brands that I have found are 50% wool and 50% acrylic). I love the look of using wool thread on wool. I started with this amazing kit of colors from  A...
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A Class With Katie Pedersen, author of "Quilting Modern"
My block This past Saturday, 8 April, our guild offered a class with Katie Pedersen, and 13 of us had a fun day learning Katie's "insertion" techniques. Katie is one of the authors of one of my favorite "modern" quilting books. Aptly enough, her book is cal...
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Two Note Worthy New Books From Search Press
I believe that I have mentioned in the past that one of my favorite craft book publishers is Search Press. The books that they publish are always premium quality and I find that their new titles always manage to entice me. The following two have done just t...
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How Friendship Can Make You Tearfulu
Today was a mail day that made me a wee bit weepy. I am, on occasion, astounded and humbled by the generosity and thoughtfulness of some of my cyber friends. I have several special cyber friends. I have said it before and I will say it again, my friends are...
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Addi Turbo Rockets: My Search For The Perfect Knitting Needle Is Over!
In all actuality these 'new to me' knitting needles will soon be a part of an updated version of my knitting needle comparison  V2, which is in the works. I was so excited though that I had to post a short note about these new Addi Turbo Rockets from Skacel...
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Happy Saint Patrick's Day - Manicure Style!
 Saint Patrick's Day Manicure Style! Color:   Zoya 'Midori' HAPPY SAINT PATRICKS DAY ! If anyone were to have asked me for a list of the things that I would be the least be likely to have any interest in, until recently, I would have added "nail polish ", o...
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"The Collector Of Dying Breaths" by M.J. Rose
* * * * * Hardcover:  384 pages Publisher:  Atria Books; First Edition edition (April 8, 2014) ISBN-13:  978-1451621532 What is worse that starting to read a book that you know you will love, and also know that you will hate how you will feel when it ends? ...
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Two New Noteworthy Titles From Search Press
I believe that I have mentioned in the past that one of my favorite craft book publishers is Search Press. The books that they publish are always premium quality and I find that their new titles always manage to entice me. The following two have done just t...
I believe that I have mentioned in the past that one of my favorite craft book publishers is Search Press. The books that they publish are always premium quality and I find that their new titles always manage to entice me. Th...
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Quilt Rereat 2014 at Camp Buton, Vashon Island, Washington
My friend Janet and I went to our annual quilt retreat at Camp Burton on Vashon Island this past weekend. We left home on Thursday and returned yesterday (Sunday). My photos are very limited this year, partially because it rained a lot (after the image abov...
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Boston Commons Done , Wool Applique, Aurifil Lana Thread and Polish de Jour, Humming Haven
This has been a good week! On Saturday night at about 9pm local time I finally finished my Boston Commons Quit Top. This image is truly poor, but my camera was not liking the dark room. It's 90" X 83". The backing will be turquoise fleece. I offered DH  a c...
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Occupation
Mixed Media & Textile artist
Skills
mixed media and textile arts; photographer, book reviewer (arts, crafts, European history 11th to 17th centuries, historical fiction)
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Currently
San Juan Island, Wa
Previously
New York City - Honolulu - Chicago - Dallas - Manchester, England
Story
Tagline
Textile, Fiber & Mixed Media Artist. Image maker. Seeker. Believer.
Introduction
I have love in my life, peace in my heart and smile on my face! I'm able to live on a beautiful island near the Canadian border far from any mainland craziness where  I can enjoy fresh air air, the songs of sea birds, eagles & hawks - and crows! 
Bragging rights
I have been blessed to have had quilts included in various International Quilt shows !
Education
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    Living, 1913 - present
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Female
Other names
Musing Crow