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March 18, 2019
Solo Exhibit at World Quilt Show New England from Art and Quilting in Camden

I’m thrilled to share that I will have a solo exhibit of my work, The Art of Sarah Ann Smith … so far, at the Mancuso Quilt show, World Quilt New England, from August 15 to 17, 2019, in Springfield, Massachusetts! Now that it is listed here on their special exhibits page, it is official!

Most of the quilts on display will be those that were in my Rising Stars exhibit in Houston in Fall 2017, except those that are sold or are in a touring exhibit. This exhibit will also have at least one or two new works (to ...

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Special Greetings from Heart Desire Creations

I wanted to send two special greeting cards recently. Cards in the stores usually leave me feeling like they don’t quite fit the bill. So…for someone going through some health issues, and who also happens to like the color red, I did this:


I sewed the log cabin on a piece of stabilizer as the base then glued it onto a blank card. I keep a stash of those on hand for just such occasions. A hand written note on the inside and a personal greeting card was sent!

Then, for my sister’s very special birthday, I ...

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March 16, 2019
Seamstresses in Fine Art from The Inbox jaunt

Winding Yarn Myron G. Barlow (1873-1937) American See more HERE Read more HERE

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March 14, 2019
Paint on Cloth at ProChem, Fall River, Massachusetts from Art and Quilting in Camden

Another SQUEEE–this time ProChem! I am delighted to share that I will be teaching a 3-day Paint on Cloth Workshop from August 5-7, 2020 at Pro Chemical & Dye in Fall River, Massachusetts. Think kindergarten for grown-ups with paint and cloth: silk paint, transparent, opaque and pearlescent textile paints, as both the Movie Star and the Supporting Cast. I’ll be developing course materials over the next 15 months, so if you’ve got something you want to learn, TELL ME! And if you’ve got a brilliant title, I’m sure I’m gonna need suggestions on that, too ...

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March 4, 2019
Travel, Art and a DrEAMi! from Quilting & Learning

This week I traveled to Montreal by train to see some great art, eat wonderful food and spend some quality time with my daughter.

Kent Monkman
Shame and Prejudice
A Story of Resilience

On Thursday, we saw Kent Monkman's exhibit, Shame and Prejudice - A Story of Resilience, at the McCord Museum. Kent Monkman is an amazing First Nation artist and storyteller. His work is funny, sad, colourful, provocative and socially relevant. I went through the exhibit twice - first by myself and then with my daughter, who answered my questions. It was great to be able to discuss this exhibit ...

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March 1, 2019
Finding One’s Voice from Where Art & Life Meet

In January I had the opportunity to go to one of Sue Spargo‘s fabulous workshops in Tucson, Arizona, a place I’d never been. While there I met some lovely people, one of whom was Anna Bates, who has a blog, Woolie Mammoth, a YouTube channel – Quilt Roadies, and blogs for The Quilt Show once… Continue reading Finding One’s Voice

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February 27, 2019
Blog Tour: Modern Art Quilts, Sue Bleiweiss from Terificreations's Weblog

Modern Art Quilts Design, Fuse, & Quilt-as-you-goSue BleiweissStash Books Book $26.95; e-book $21.99 Books are fascinating things, giving us a glimpse into an area of interest, and into the person writing. Modern Art Quilts: Design, Fuse, & Quilt-as-you-go gives us a bit of insight into Sue’s process for making art quilts using two things I… Continue reading Blog Tour: Modern Art Quilts, Sue Bleiweiss

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February 23, 2019
Seamstresses in Fine Art from The Inbox jaunt

The Open Door Helen Galloway McNicoll (1879-1915) Canadian Read more HERE

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February 16, 2019
Seamstresses in Fine Art from The Inbox jaunt

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

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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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February 9, 2019
Seamstresses in Fine Art from The Inbox jaunt

Louis Paul Dessar (1867-1952) American Read more HERE

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February 7, 2019
Time for a New Piece from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

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Hi Everyone!

The felted lighthouse piece is done!  It is called Ninini Lighthouse, which is the actual name of the lighthouse in Lihue, Kauai. I ended up using a facing and keeping the edges clean. I hope to mount it on a canvas or better yet, inside a shadow box frame.

Now it’s time to turn my attention to something new.

I am always attracted to tropical places, scenes, plants, people, etc. And I recently got to spend my birthday at such a place- Punta Cana in the Dominican ...

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February 6, 2019
Biz lessons from the dentist from Professional Quilter

I had a dental visit last week. I have one every six months, like many people. I don’t actually mind these because  — knock on wood — I’ve been blessed with healthy teeth.

I was thinking about what I could learn and share about business as Julie, the hygienist, was cleaning my teeth. After all, you can’t exactly carry on your end of a conversation while this is going on.

Create relationships

Julie has been a dental hygienist in this small practice for nearly 40 years, and I’ve been going for at least half that time.

While she ...

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February 2, 2019
Cross Pollination from Art and Quilting in Camden

Sometimes you need to do something else. You totally love your main “thing” (in my case it is clearly art quilting), but you need a break. And sometimes, that makes your main “thing” even better. I’ve learned over the years that good design is good design, whether it is landscape, interiors, architecture, photography, painting, sculpture, apparel, the principles are the same. So I have taken online classes in drawing and photography and been enriched.

At least ten years ago, I sat down between Christmas and New Year’s desperate to do something creative. The boys were still pretty young ...

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January 21, 2019
This and That from Bayou Quilts

I've been inordinately lazy in the last week or so.  Reading one book after another, abandoning some that don't appeal to me, and reading others just to get to the end and understand what the mystery was, but there have been some good ones, too!

My favorite January reads so far:  The Boys Who Woke Up Early by A.D. Hopkins (a coming of age story set in the Virginia mountains in 1959), The Scrublands by Chris Hammer (set in Australia as a journalist tries to figure out why a young Anglican priest killed five men ...

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January 17, 2019
Little changes help: Rose Hip from Art and Quilting in Camden

Not quite done yet, but improved and much closer to done and basting

Better. I finally got a little time in the studio (and the hammering on the roof is more muffled down there–we are having a new, metal roof put on–who knew they could do that in Maine in January?). I had thought the Rosehip top was done when I left it on Sunday evening but, I’m learning I need to let things set a spell, after I looked at it with fresh eyes realized it needed some help. I made a small rose hip quilt ...

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January 16, 2019
Lots of Color Scrappy Strips from Heart Desire Creations

Two packs of bright narrow strips (Windham Foundation) turned into lots of sewing fun. What a joy to work with such bright prints! I decided to work with columns of the strips and added a wider black and white piece every so often. No real plan here, just fun sewing. This wasn’t going to be very big and when I finished this much, I took a picture. Oh dear, much too busy. It was almost enough for me to put aside but I knew if I did that it might not see the light of day for a long ...

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January 15, 2019
Becoming a rose hip from Art and Quilting in Camden

Off and on for the past couple of weeks I have been dyeing fabric, drawing or photoshopping images to make thermofax screens, and finally working on collaging the background for the rose hip, the large (36″ square) version. To those of you have landed here from my new newsletter, thank you! To those of you who don’t know about my new newsletter, please go here to the home page and sign up! I will write about mid-month and will never share your info!

When I last checked in with you, I was just getting to this stage–finishing the ...

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January 12, 2019
Seamstresses in Fine Art from The Inbox jaunt

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January 10, 2019
Happy New Year from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

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Hi Everyone!

Happy New Year!

I discovered I had sold or given away many of my mid and small size pieces, so it’s time to add to the inventory for shows in the New Year.

So I have started a new needle felted landscape. The siren call of Hawaii still calls to me, and I must answer. I have many gorgeous photos of my trip to Kauai, and I plan to continue using them for inspiration. Here’s a gorgeous vista with a lighthouse.

There’s even a sea ...

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