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Blog Hop for Lynn Krawczyk's The Hand-Stitched Surface
Lynn Krawczyk   of Smudged Design Studio is an artist who loves to explore and think outside of the box with her stitching. Her playfulness is infectious!  When she asked me to join this blog hop and spend time with her book, The Hand-Stitched Surface , I w...
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"Memories that Linger"...Part 7, Finishing
Many steps have been accomplished between now and my last post.  The project is at last complete! I will lead you through my process.... Where I left off in my last post....there were no flowers along the bottom yet. The scarves you see in the picture above...
"Memories that Linger"...Part 7, Finishing
"Memories that Linger"...Part 7, Finishing
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"Memories that Linger"...Catching Up, Part 6
Well, obviously I am doing a whole lot more sewing than blogging about this commission for Camp Newaygo in Newaygo, Michigan. I've
come very far on this project since my last post, so I thought I would
just post a long sequence of process photos so you ca...
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"Memories that Linger"...Part 5: Outlining the Cabins and Auditioning Fabrics
After the cabins were "built", it was time to add the leading...this will be a stained glass style quilt, after all. Adding the leading to Cabin #1 To learn how I do this technique, pick up a copy of my book, Allie Aller's Stained Glass Quilts Reimagined , ...
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"Memories that Linger..." Part 4: "Building" the Cabins
The focus, heart and soul of this project for Camp Newaygo is the grouping of these three old cabins.  They are driving the entire piece, so I wanted to "build" them first. Here are some of my construction tools!   Spray adhesive, masking tape, marking tool...
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"Memories that Linger..." Part Three: Creating the Design
When I was asked to make a wall hanging for the newly refurbished and expanded lodge at Camp Newaygo, the first thing I had to know was where it would hang. I love site specific design very much, and my design process was going to be based on the location o...
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Memories that Linger....Part 2
In Michigan, camp takes place in the woods.  I live in the Pacific Northwest now, and though this is indeed tree country out here, the feel is obviously very different, espcially in scale. So I did a little warm up piece to start to get myself back into the...
Memories that Linger....Part 2
Memories that Linger....Part 2
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"Memories that Linger", a Commision for Camp Newaygo, Part 1
I am embarking on a highly personal journey with this project. It interweaves deep themes of friendship, girlhood, family, memory, and love of place (This last is especially important to a Taurus like me.) It's the most meaningful artistic challenge I've un...
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Examples of the Glue Applique Method for Stained Glass Quilts
One of the techniques from my book, Allie Aller's Stained Glass Quilts Reimagined , is called the "Glue Applique Method".  I'll be teaching it at Road to California next week, and have been busy making new quilts to showcase the versatility of this techniqu...
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My Block for the Designer RSVP program, Studio e Fabrics
I was honored and thrilled to be invited to participate in Studio e's Designer RSVP program, whose purpose is to showcase their lovely line of Peppered Cotton Fabrics . These are yarn dyed "shot cottons", meaning the warp and weft are woven with different c...
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