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September 22, 2020
Searching For Perfect Love from Adele Mogavero

When I started brainstorming the blog post for my tulip applique block, I ended up googling the meaning of tulips. Did you know they were a symbol of perfect love? I would have expected the rose, but a tulip? I had no clue.When I read ....

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September 9, 2020
For The Love of A Quilt from Adele Mogavero

This is the story about how the love of a quilt brought me back to my the art of quilting and reopening my quilt shop… Quilting was not my first brush into the world of Crafting. But once I began it was an affair of ....

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September 7, 2020
Stop Trying to Prove Yourself! from Adele Mogavero

Do you ever find yourself in a vicious cycle of trying to prove yourself to other people? Me too. I’m not sure when it all started, maybe when I was a kid, a teenager, or later. While I was thinking about it today, I wondered ....

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August 26, 2020
Big Rig Boogie from Adele Mogavero

It took a while to get Big Rig Boogie together with the perfect photos and feel. But here it is! This one is for my little guy. Third Grandson, youngest of the five. He loves his trucks and makes me laugh. A boogie-woogie style isn’t ....

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August 19, 2020
Eye Contact from Ann Quilts

An exhibit called Eye Contact: Creating A Connection has recently opened at the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg, VA.  The exhibit runs through September 15, 2020. 

I love everything about this show.  For one thing, I always love a challenge quilt show.  I find all the different, creative ways the challenge topic is expressed to be endlessly fascinating.  I also love this particular show because I have a quilt in it, and I had such a deep experience in making the quilt. 

The quilts are small - 23" wide x 5" high - and the only instruction to the artists was that ...

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Eye Contact P.S. from Ann Quilts

So, having just blogged about my entry in the Eye Contact show yesterday morning, this post about the exhibit showed up in the evening on my instagram!  (It's in two pieces because I couldn't screen shot the whole thing in one go.)



And then, this afternoon, another post by the Virginia museum.

So, I get to share a little bit of the exhibit.  And look up above NiYa's quilt (wouldn't the restaurant that inspired her design be a fun dining experience!) and....Hello!  There are my eyes! 



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August 10, 2020
Don’t Get Caught Up In the Negative Stuff from Adele Mogavero

It’s easy, especially right now, to get caught up in some negative stuff. And when you work hard at a project, and everything seems to go wrong, it’s easy to want to give up. That’s what happened to me while I was making the Lemoyne ....

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August 5, 2020
Reclaim Your Creative Energy from Professional Quilter

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I am really a very organized person. I know where to find what I need. I could say, “A place for everything, and everything in its place,” only that is not quite exactly true.

While I am organized and I know where everything is, I can become someone who is consumed by stacks of this and that. Yes, I know what is in the stacks, but all those stacks are robbing energy from me.

When the space is clearer, so is my mind. When my mind is clear, I will work better.

I know this to be true. I also ...

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July 31, 2020
Amethyst Castles from Adele Mogavero

The plan was for the next block of my scrappy quilting adventure series to b posted this week. That’s the problem with projects and plans. They have a way of getting, how shall I say this, halted for a second or two. I was working ....

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July 23, 2020
Music, Dining & Design from Where Art & Life Meet

All Along The Watchtower. Remember that song? Here you go. My new favorite YouTube Channel – Playing for Change presents musicians from around the world, bringing people together as only music and art can. One of my brothers, I’m fortunate enough to have three, asked me to send him photographs of the restaurants in NYC… Continue reading Music, Dining & Design

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July 22, 2020
Finding The Peace from Adele Mogavero

Finding peace amid this pandemic isn’t always easy, is it? When I began this scrappy quilt series, it was to help distract you and me in these uncertain times. I hope it brought some fun and joy to your life. It sure has helped me ....

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July 21, 2020
A New Design Unveiled! from Where Art & Life Meet

But first I have to begin with this video sent to me by my friend John Kelly. He also sent this to my mother, just in case you were wondering, and for those of you asking why I’m not posting something from her, that’s why. You know I love you, Mom. Musicians from all over… Continue reading A New Design Unveiled!

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July 19, 2020
10 Years of Quilty Blogging from Quilty Folk

Well, it's been 10 years of quilty blogging! Funny how the very first post still holds true. Probably still be trying to talk to myself if it wasn't for all my blogging friends! Here's one of the first quilts that actually made it onto a post. I was super selective back in the early days, terrified of posting too many pics. It's an American Patchwork pattern that seemed pretty intimidating at the time. You know what that means, right? Yep. I was thrilled and feeling proud. Still hangs in my living room today!


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July 16, 2020
Love, Sewing Nests & Impatience from Where Art & Life Meet

I bet you can’t guess who sent this to me… If you guessed my mother, then you’d be correct. She alternates between, humor and heartwarming. But either way they all represent humans and/or animals creatively living their lives. I appreciate all of them. And then there’s this one, NOT sent by my mother, but she… Continue reading Love, Sewing Nests & Impatience

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July 9, 2020
Pandemic & Creativity in NYC from Where Art & Life Meet

There’s something lovely about all the restaurants who are taking outdoor seating to a whole new level. While indoor dining is prohibited, New York City is allowing restaurants to take over the sidewalks and even spill out into the streets, many are taking advantage of this by decorating huge planters with flowering vines, stringing up… Continue reading Pandemic & Creativity in NYC

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July 3, 2020
Dizzy With Laughter from Adele Mogavero

Do you remember when you were a kid, spinning around in circles until you were so dizzy you fell down? And giggled and laughed when you tried to walk. Throwing all your cares aside (if indeed you had any) giving into the joy of life ....

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June 24, 2020
Put Your Day In God’s Hands from Adele Mogavero

I woke up this morning with the sound of birds singing their beautiful songs. And I decided to put my day in God’s Hands. Here’s Why. I was suddenly aware of this truth.If you are taking a breath right now, this very minute, God wants ....

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June 18, 2020
Curiosity, Exploring & Options from Where Art & Life Meet

Being curious has its downside, particularly in the middle of the night when I should be sleeping, but instead am listening to the air conditioner kick in while watching the ceiling fan make its rotations. Some random questions that entered my mind at around 3:30am: Where did the saying Curiosity Killed the Cat come from?… Continue reading Curiosity, Exploring & Options

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June 9, 2020
The Butterfly Dance from Adele Mogavero

This piece of music was composed for my Grand-daughter. When she was born, there was much rejoicing in our home!! Just picture a little girl twirling and skipping through a field of daisies. Sweet and precious. Much like a butterfly, poetry in motion. The Butterfly ....

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May 30, 2020
Forest Chandelier in Italy from Selvage Blog



This is an installation in Italy by John Grade called "Reservoir." He made glass cups and hung them from a net. When they catch the rain they glisten. See more pics and info here. How beautiful!

Follow John Grade on Instagram @johngradestudio.


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