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August 9, 2019
In the Words of Emily Richardson ...Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

Edge of an Instant, 16" by 14" Emily Richardson
So if you haven't gotten it in the last two weeks, my Quilting by the Lake was a pivotal in my life.  Its the kind of time where I'll be saying in 20 years, "It all changed after Emily's Class" .  The more distance from the class the more  ideas are constantly jumping in my head.  I had to start a little journal so I wouldn't lose them!

Last week I left off with my little beginner piece.  The second one I wanted to try adapting the way ...

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August 2, 2019
Class with Emily Richardson - Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

Basically the Before

Ready to Paint!
So the artist/teacher Emily Richardson finally was rescheduled this year to return to Quilting by the Lake to teacher the class Inspiration Through Reflection: Painting Fabric, Creating Quilts. I believe this was her 5th time at the conference over the last 20 years.  Even though I loved her work, I just wasn't in a place that I thought I could confidently be taught what she did.  BUT this year, I was and I'm so glad I did!!  


At QBL, some years I learn just a bit and play a lot ...

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June 11, 2019
Postcards for ... from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

At our last meeting the BRMQG folks talked about making quilt postcards. Maybe they are fabric postcards. Either way, I enjoyed the presentation. There was a lot going on, especially since we passed around a stack of, oh, 50ish. 

They were meant to be inspiration. I supposed they were, because the very next day I made these two. They will eventually be mailed (yes, postal service, if you please) to the little granddaughters in Rayne. I have no doubt they will be a hit as anything that arrives through the mail and meant for either one of them is a ...

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May 24, 2019
Its All About a Grid - Off The Wall Fridays from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

Fall II, Nina-Marie Sayre
Do you ever get the feeling that there isn't enough hours in the day?  Well, that's the kind of week I've had.  Between working full time, mowing the lawn, trying to get my Abstract homework done andddd getting ready for my vacation.....well, let's just say that I wish Gemini's literally had two of me to get it all done!!  So glad I woke up from my funk!!

Fall I, Nina-Marie Sayre

So this week our studies of Abstracts brought us into a new organizational tool....the grid.  Once I started ...

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May 18, 2019
Tension on Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre


So you know I've been a bit lost creatively in the last year and it seems like I'm just starting to find myself again.  In that vain, I, on an impulse, signed up for an Elizabeth Barton's class on Abstract Design.  I had taken the first one at Arrowmont and I thought it was time to get back to the basics with her help.  So as in most cases with Elizabeth, we started with paper and scissors and glue composing simple abstract compositions using one shape.

Doing them I felt I still felt creatively lost.  It was ...

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February 12, 2019
3 Quilts & the Journey Continues from Where Art & Life Meet

I think about art all the time: the process, the way life impacts it…  Wondering about how other people will see it, whether they will approve, like or dislike it, is the biggest buzz kill to creativity that I know of.  But, I find, silencing those worries often difficult.  The best steps I know to… Continue reading 3 Quilts & the Journey Continues

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August 3, 2018
Sheer Play - QBL 2018 - Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

Jeannette at work

It seems impossible but another Quilting by the Lake has come and gone.  Taking a class with Jeannette DeNicolis Meyer is always a pleasure and this class was no exception.  What I loved the most about it was that there was a little bit of something for everyone.  We started the week with learning how to paint on silk organza.  From there we learned techniques on how to seam together sheers using the Korean form of pogaji by hand and machine. After that we went into a bunch of
different ways to manipulate the sheers. Quickly we ...

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November 9, 2017
Stepping Out of the Box from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

True confession time: I (Kara) like to live in a box. Not a real box, although with moving I could have had plenty to choose from, but one of my own making. I like doing the things that I am comfortable with and straying too far from that makes me a little nervous. It's not just in my day to day living  that I like my box, but in my quilting life as well. Appliqué, embroidery, crazy quilting;—those are all quilt techniques that are in my comfort zone. I control the needle, and it doesn't beep at ...

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