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October 9, 2019
Dare To Be You. Dare to Be What God Called You To Be from Adele Mogavero

Dare to be you. Dare to be what God called you to be. Did you ever get a phrase stuck in your head? For days? Not a song. But a phrase. Mine has been “Dare to be Yourself.” Not just be yourself. But Dare to do it. I’m not sure ....

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October 7, 2019
Now Go Make it from Terificreations's Weblog

With a little bit of time before a sales appointment my Sweetie and I stopped by a St. Vincent de Paul shop to look around leaving with four classic books including J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. It is a classic that I don’t remember reading, or didn’t read while in school, not… Continue reading Now Go Make it

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September 18, 2019
Breaking Through Your Creative Blocks from Professional Quilter


I had a conversation last week with a client who was stressing about spending so much time on and in her business that she was feeling stuck. Claire told me how she used to love to create just for herself, without a business outcome involved. Only now, she just did not even have time to do that. And, she was suffering. She felt lost and was beginning to be “stuck” with the creating that was important to her business growth. I suggested that she schedule “Claire time” into her calendar for creativity and stick with it, no matter what. By ...

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September 13, 2019
Power Struggles from Where Art & Life Meet

Above is one of the images my teenage daughter sent me saying that she wants to dye her hair pink. I don’t have a problem with that, except for the fact that her hair is already pretty fried from having gone platinum (like Gwen Stefani) for years, and only in the last year plus has… Continue reading Power Struggles

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September 4, 2019
Quilts? Is that What You Were Expecting? from Adele Mogavero

You might be expecting something different, something about quilts perhaps? Life is like that sometimes isn’t it?   Expecting apples and you get oranges.   You might have landed here because you found my website listed on an old blog post. The internet is like that. Stuff lives on. Forever.     Unfortunately ....

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September 3, 2019
Website Makeover! Please VISIT : ) from Art and Quilting in Camden

Those of you who have surfed into my blog over the past two weeks or so will have noticed a completely new look to my site. Thanks to Derry Thompson of GloDerWorks and inspiration from several top art quilters with great sites, I think Derry and I have come up with a gorgeous new site–my first complete makeover since creating the site in 2004. I am responsible for (guilty!) the visuals, and Derry has done all the brilliant work behind the scenes to bring my vision for my site to life.

I still have a LOT of work on ...

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August 30, 2019
Lamps, Before and After from Art and Quilting in Camden

From old to fabulous! Look what a little spray paint, thermofax screens and textile paint, linen and ingenuity can do! Yes, those are the SAME fixtures!

The sconces in our house have made me crazy for years. The shades were made to fit on the old rounded incandescent bulbs…the ones you can’t find any more. The wires didn’t fit well on any of the smaller bulbs that suited the size of the shades and the fixtures–they were always tilting and crooked. And the “old West” look was SO not me! It was Candy Glendenning of Candied ...

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August 11, 2019
What EXCITES you about quilting? from Nestlings By Robin

Is it piecing a new quilt top or the enjoyment of slow stitching while watching a good movie?
Is it making new friends in guild or taking a class at a big show and learning a new technique?
Or, is it the FABRIC that comes out in new colors and designs every season and we just can't seem to have enough of it on our shelves (in drawers, under desks, stuffed into every nook and cranny)!!

Most quilters have a color palette they are drawn to and maybe a style of design ...

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July 24, 2019
You Can’t Do It Alone from Professional Quilter


You have a big vision for your business, right? And, as much as you might like to, you can not get to the big vision without support.

In the beginning you did everything, or most everything yourself.

Depending on your business, in addition to creating your art, you packed and schlepped every thing to the post office. You wrote all the copy or directions and tested your own patterns. You packed your patterns. You did your own bookkeeping. You cleaned your studio. You tried to set aside some time for marketing. You learned how to maintain your website, if not ...

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July 12, 2019
Quilt Shows-Inspiring or Intimidating? from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Do YOU find quilt shows inspiring or intimidating? I confess to feeling a little of both at most quilt shows I attend. In the July, 2019 issue of American Quilter Magazine, there is a very interesting article by Kris Vierra, on Why Perfection is Overrated.   Of course, I was immediately interested in…

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July 8, 2019
Quoted in Quilting Arts Issue #100 from Art and Quilting in Camden

I’m thrilled, touched and honored to be quoted in the Centennial Issue of Quilting Arts magazine! First though, CONGRATULATIONS to founding editor and publisher Pokey Bolton for starting a classic, congratulations to current editor Vivika Hansen DeNegre and the entire QA team (including alumni members among others Kristine Lundblad, Cate Coulacos Prato, and Helen Gregory) at QA for what you have collectively created and given to all of us. The two-page spread on pages 86-87 of all 100 magazine covers gives me goosebumps: it is still on my dream bucket list to make the cover of QA — I came ...

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June 12, 2019
Escape to creativity! from Professional Quilter

What are you doing on your summer vacation?

Yes, I know that as creative entrepreneurs you don’t really take a summer vacation. You are probably working in/on your business 24/7/365. You can’t possibly take time off.

Or maybe you do fit in some time because your spouse has a two-week vacation. Or maybe you still have a day job with vacation time and you don’t want to lose it all. According to Market Watch, the average American worker takes just over half his/her vacation time.

This summer try something different. Take time off ...

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May 23, 2019
Happy Thirteenth Anniversary to… from Terificreations's Weblog

Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee TerifiCreations started at the dining room table in Americus, Georgia during my first year as a volunteer at Habitat for Humanity. Having easy access to paper, coloring pencils, a few well chosen stencils, a bit of a creative bent and a desire to give unique birthday cards and not a lot of cash made… Continue reading Happy Thirteenth Anniversary to…

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May 16, 2019
Behind the Scenes: BLOCK Magazine from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

BLOCK Magazine is an “idea book” designed, produced, and published by Missouri Star Quilt Co. When you flip through these fresh, glossy pages you’ll find gorgeous photography, fun patterns, brilliant ideas, and one-of-a-kind stories! You’ll be left to wonder, “Who are these people surrounded by beautiful quilts and pretty props?” or “Who wrote that inspiring story?” and “Who in the world pieces together all these quilts!?”

We want to introduce you to the team of around 40 people who bring BLOCK Magazine to life! Take a peek into all the hard work, creativity and just pure love that ...

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May 12, 2019
A Quilter's Pin Dish from Selvage Blog


This pretty pressed glass dish may have started out in life as a candy, nut or pickle dish, 
but now it's a quilter's pin dish! I use mine for straight pins and basting pins. It adds an elegant touch to my quilt studio. I enjoy the way it sparkles in the sunlight. 
These make terrific gifts because quilting time is "me time."
See the new gifts category in my Etsy shop.

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May 10, 2019
Creative Mothers-Open Line Friday from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today, I would like to honor creative mothers. Yesterday, I wrote about my mother, Dorothy and my grandmother, Rose and how they inspired the Rose & Dot quilt block. Today, on Open Line Friday,  I would like to hear about YOUR mothers!  Please share with us a little about YOUR mother and…

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May 2, 2019
On Creativity from Art and Quilting in Camden

Always more to learn. And Omahi’s absolutely right about equipment vs. imagination (link in caption). Sometimes the true creativity comes from figuring out how to make your vision come to like with the materials and skills you already have . . . No excuses! Plus, the Guy has good Photoshop skills with fire!

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April 12, 2019
The Quilt Show–Sarah’s Episode! from Art and Quilting in Camden

What a delight it was to be invited to tape a show for the Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson online “tv” show, The Quilt Show (TQS)! In the past I have taped for two seasons of Quilting Arts TV (on PBS) and did a video workshop for Interweave (Art Quilt Design from Photo to Threadwork, available as a download), but TQS is on a whole other level of professionalism. It was filmed in the Comcast center near Denver…as you walked by the main office there was an entire cabinet of awards including a few Golden Globes! And to get ...

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April 3, 2019
Photo Challenge, early April from Art and Quilting in Camden

In 72 hours I’ll be in The Quilt Show studio, prepping to tape on Saturday. That meant do this week’s photo for my weekly photo challenge/critique group quick! My first thought was found letters, so I took a quick jaunt two miles to Hope Corner, the seat of town government (it’s ok to giggle). In the panorama, you can see the road to my house on the left, the Pinchbeck’s home, bagpipe business (Pinchbeck Pipes) and Sweetland Center (school, events)–black and red buildings, Hope General Store (big gray building in the center) which has ...

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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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