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August 17, 2019
His Immensitude Yoda, Emperor of Minions and All He Surveys from Art and Quilting in Camden

SarahAnnSmith © 2019 His Immensitude Yoda, Emperor of Minions and All He Surveys
Inspired by the one and only Yoda.

For many years now I have been so lucky to be affiliated with Janome America. As a Janome Artisan for over 15 years I have been thrilled to be able to sew on some of the best machines in the world. When they asked if I would make something special for this year’s Dealer Convention (later this month) I was thrilled to say yes! I ended up making not one, not two, but THREE insanely densely quilted 20 x 20 inch quilts…in about seven weeks!

SarahAnnSmith © 2019 Yoda, Widgeon and Boo
The mischief makers: Yoda, Widgeon and ...

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August 15, 2019
New England World Quilt Show Exhibit! from Art and Quilting in Camden

In a rather astonishing development last May, an earlier inquiry about teaching and exhibiting turned into an invitation to have a solo exhibit, The Art of Sarah Ann Smith … so far, at the Mancuso Brothers World Quilt New England Show tin Springfield, Massachusetts (this is the one that used to be in Manchester, NH). I hope you’ll enjoy this preview peek, if you’re in the vicinity can visit, and on Saturday I hope to post a Facebook Live or other video of the exhibit. I should arrive about noon (it’s a long drive from Maine). Click on ...

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Sunset in pictures from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Just a little backstory: I was driving home from BR just as the sun was setting. The sunset was so beautiful I had to pull over and take a picture. Ten minutes down the road, I was sitting on the shoulder again. And so it went until I arrived home in the dark. These are ALL from the same gorgeous afternoon drive.







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August 13, 2019
Baton Rouge MQG August meeting from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

It's already been over a week since the Baton Rouge MQG met! I don't know what happened to the rest of last week, but it surely sped right by. What didn't speed by was that darn BR traffic! I'm still in shock. It has to be bad when the on-ramp is clogged and that ramp is a mile away from the bouncy I-10 bridge. Read about that here. But no more whining about the trip. Let's enjoy the show part of show-and-tell.


Can you believe the talent? In addition to all of this eye candy ...

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August 11, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: art deco from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Taking its inspiration from the Roaring Twenties and the decadent tastemakers of the jazz age the bold DECO MARTINI graphic print brings art deco opulence to your interior with exquisite colours of Arsenic greens. Classic has never looked so iconic. Order a sample • Print method: Digital. Hanging method: Paste the wall - no decorating table or pre-cutting needed!At our modern guild meeting, we discussed art deco, what it means and looks like, and how it influences the modern quilt movement. 

Art Deco uses bold design, clean lines, colors and patterns to create geometric shapes. It was most popular from the early 1910s through both world wars and fading from fashion in the beginnings of the 1950s. Intense color, line and shape are characteristic of art deco.

A Fine Art High Definition Vintage 1920 Art Deco Beautiful Flapper Poster Print • Millions of unique designs by independent artists. Find your thing.

Art Deco world fashion tower nyc
ART déco dans les coins des cliparts par MNINEdesigns * Idéal pour une utilisation sur les cartes de vœux, des invitations, des projets imprimables, paquets de fête. papier craft, invitations personnalisées, scrapbooking digital, arrière-plans pour blogs / albums photos / albums et #artideas

1930s Art Deco Curio Cabinet #ArtDecoSuch a cool combo of geometric elements.

1930s-inspired quilts, some meet the art deco design description. 

Heres a quick repost of the finished Touching Star Quilt as requested. This version is a close reproduction of the original 1930s Quilt we found in Massachusetts the pink is almost identical. We have used lots of vintage feed sack reproduction fabrics and a little Liberty lawn. We managed to get more of the pink background fabric so if you want some let us know. The pattern includes the template and is $28.95 we can ship worldwide let us know your state country zip code and we can provide a post

Stunning Vintage 1930s QUILT Rare Spectaucular Pattern & Never UsedThis is Linda’s Dresden Plate quilt and it is made with reproduction fabrics. This will be a wedding gift for her granddaughter who loves vintage things so this will be the perfect gift!

Not one but two.

Baby Girl Quilt- Feed sack Baby Quilt- Granny Chic Baby Bedding- Granny Chic Nursery-Classic NurseryVintage Rare Fan Quilt Antique Estate Find Floyd Country VA 1940s

1800s Quilts | Antique 1800s Log Cabin Quilt Calico Indigo Blue Turkey Red Mourning ...

Cute Hexie/Dresden designTwo Happy Bed and Baby Quilt Pattern

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August 10, 2019
Henri Matisse: Forget Me Nots from The Inbox jaunt

The Window (Interior with Forget-me-Nots) Henri Matisse (1869-1954) French Read more HERE

The post Henri Matisse: Forget Me Nots appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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August 8, 2019
Pin It Weekly #289 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Be inspired by shapes all around you. Today, egg shapes inspired quilts! #fleurdelisquilts #fleurdelisquiltsonpinterest

People like this quilt from Sunday's SQI. I get it. This quilt is one of those that makes you want to look for a while.

Let's meet a few new followers. JJ Turner just got started with Pintrest, but already has quite a few pins. JJ seems to really appreciate art, especially watercolor. These are pins some that I especially like.

.paper feather. by visione    oud e deur met slot

Anita Kumari has been on Pinterest long enough to have built many boards. These wheels are interesting. I kind of want to start a wheel board myself. 
Rusted Old Wagon Wheel

Antique Oak Wagon Wheel - restoredFrank Townsley

June McCoy is a fashionista extraordinaire. If you like fashion ...

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August 3, 2019
Meraud Guinness Guevara-A Seamstress in Fine Art from The Inbox jaunt

Woman Knitting Meraud Guinness Guevara ((1904-1993) British Read more HERE and HERE

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July 27, 2019
Pierre-Auguste Renoir-The Embroiderer from The Inbox jaunt

The Embroiderer Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) French Read more HERE

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July 20, 2019
Solo Exhibit at World Quilt New England, Aug 15-17, 2019 from Art and Quilting in Camden

Trying to figure out something delightful to do in mid August? I’d like to invite you to see my solo exhibit of twenty-three art quilts at the Mancuso show, World Quilt New England, in Springfield, Mass. The exhibit will feature many of the artworks that were in my Houston Quilt Festival exhibit in 2017, where I was one of two artists in the debut of the Rising Stars exhibit, but includes new works as well. I plan on being there Saturday afternoon giving informal gallery tours–I hope to see you!

Rose Hip by Sarah Ann Smith, features Artist ...

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July 13, 2019
William Adolphe Bouguereau-The Little Knitter from The Inbox jaunt

The Little Knitter William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) French Read more HERE You may also like  Young Girl Sewing by WA, Bouguereau    

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July 10, 2019
Can You Find Your Art Supplies? from Professional Quilter


I have been in a “cleaning out” mode lately.

We have talked about downsizing in the next year or so. I always joke that I am on a five-year plan for decluttering, and the time just keeps getting shorter.

Looking around at my studio, I realized that it could use a healthy cleaning. So I started sorting through books, fabrics, and art supplies.

Gosh, we quilters, sewists and artists certainly do accumulate a lot. I know I will appreciate the open space in which to create.

Here are some tips if you are facing that increasing pile, or piles, of ...

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July 4, 2019
End of June & a Winner from Heart Desire Creations

Industrious wouldn’t exactly describe my quilting progress this past month. There have been some big house chores, like power washing, and truthfully, I have been in a relaxed mode with my sewing this past month.  There’s surprisingly has been quite a bit of progress, though.  I got a quilt back from the long armer and did get it bound.  I’ve been working on a quilt for our bed – bigger than I usually do and although I love it and it’s exactly what I’ve wanted, it’s a bit boring (all 3 1/2″ squares). I ...

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July 2, 2019
The Lost Words: A Spell Book by Robert McFarlane and Jackie Morris from Bayou Quilts

“Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children. They disappeared so quietly that at first almost no one noticed—fading away like water on a stone.”  (Quartzy)

I've been wondering how to describe this wonderful book, full of gorgeous art and lovely poems.  When I saw an article about it on Brain Pickings, I was enthralled--and ordered it immediately.   The Lost Words: A Spell Book by Robert McFarlane and Jackie Morris came about when the Oxford children's dictionary dropped words related to nature and replaced them with words like broadband, celebrity, chat room ...

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June 30, 2019
Little Improv Thank You’s from Heart Desire Creations

Recently I wanted to send thank you notes and somehow a store purchased card fell short of how I wanted to express my gratefulness. I was also feeling a bit restless about my sewing – time to break out the scraps and do some improve! I chose various brights and just had to add some black and white and just began to piece.


The heart shape on this one below was a happy  accident! There was a fair amount of sewing with those narrow strips, but it was fun.


Basically a wonky log cabin, the one below is my favorite.


Each ...

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Take a class with me in Houston! from Art and Quilting in Camden

WOOT! The International Quilt Festival Houston catalog is starting to ship and online registration–yes, ONLINE, with instant knowing if you got into the class, goes live in July (I’ll post when it does). If you’d like to take a workshop with me, now’s your chance because I’m teaching a ton of my favorite workshops. For more detail on any of these classes, please visit the Classes/workshops page of my website and scroll down to the individual class–you’ll find a supply list PDF and sometimes links to blogposts about previous workshops sharing student ...

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June 27, 2019
Lost: Cityscape Quilt Top from Lost Quilt Come Home Page

Lauren Kermode is asking for help in locating a quilt top that she calls Waters Edge Nighttime Cityscape. This quilt is the quilt maker’s original design, approximately 45″ x 60″ made of black, orange, and off white fabrics.  The skyscrapers on the cityscape quilt are made from a black fabric that has tiny red (and some gray?) squares on it. Lauren explained, ” This guy is a city sky at Sunset with a large Rising Moon. All of the skyscrapers are also reflected into the blue black swirling water.”

This is the style of the citiscape although not the exact ...

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June 24, 2019
My Pot of Gold & A Giveaway! from Heart Desire Creations


img_1371Several years ago, more like many years ago, I started collecting metallic fabrics. Many had an Asian theme and I loved them.  It took me a couple of years to decide, but finally I decided to do a hexagon star pattern.  I cut the hexagons on my Sizzix – I cut, and cut, and cut.  Rather than cut the individual triangles, I sewed the hexies to strips of fabric and then trimmed.


I found this black with gold dots fabric and a friend suggested that I scatter a few black stars about. Had to admit – a good idea.  It also meant ...

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June 22, 2019
Edith Prellwitz-Young Woman Knitting from The Inbox jaunt

Young Woman Knitting Edith Mitchill Prellwitz (1865-1944) American Read more HERE

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Win by Fall–a new quilt, a new exhibit from Art and Quilting in Camden

Hi all! I’m delighted to share my newest major piece: Coach’s Clipboard: Win by Fall, which has just been selected for the traveling exhibit of A Better World, curated by Susan Brubaker Knapp and Lyric Kinard. The exhibit will debut at International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston this October/November 2019, then travel to various venues. Big thanks to eQuilter and PAQA-South for sponsoring the exhibit!

A father and son reunion: my husband Paul is the coach. And of course the one in red is Eli, our younger son doing what he did so well throughout high ...

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