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October 14, 2021
This Too Is Grief from Where Art & Life Meet

Stitch, put on the design wall, evaluate, consider, take down, add a new element, stitch, put back up on the design wall, take a photograph, consider, have an idea, take down, thread up a new color, take a chance, take a risk, take a breath, stitch and then the tears arrive.  Not a few drops […]

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October 12, 2021
The Wisdom I’ve Gained From Hand Stitching from Where Art & Life Meet

In 2015 or was it 2016(?) things were in flux. I was re-evaluating what I was doing, where I was headed, what I wanted…  There were a number of things going on that led to this, but it was one of those moments that didn’t seem particularly extraordinary or even interesting, but in hindsight I […]

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October 7, 2021
SURPRISE BONUS! Makers’ Call: Block Edition from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Just when you thought it was over…

#AGFNationalSewingMonth is back with a final hurrah! For those of you who missed it, here’s a quick recap! Over the month of September, we celebrated National Sewing Month with a special event called Makers’ Call. This event would take you along the designing process until the very end where you get to download the winning free pattern! 

It was a thrill watching everyone be a part of this event, from choosing your favorite block to the final project. After counting over a thousand votes, the winning project was the TABLE RUNNER and ...

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October 5, 2021
Remembering My Mother and Stitching Anyway from Where Art & Life Meet

This blog is a reminder of my mother.  She was my biggest supporter and commented over the years more than anyone else. It was through this blog that I often kept in touch with her and towards the end it was the one full proof way I knew I could reach her, especially when my […]

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September 29, 2021
THE FINALE! Makers’ Call: Block Edition from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Hello, Makers! 

We’re so excited and thankful for everyone that participated and made #AGFNationalSewingMonth such a fun event! Last week we asked you to vote for your favorite project on all our social media platforms, to choose between a “Lunch Bag,” “Table Runner,” and a “Throw Pillow.” After tallying up your votes (it was such a close call,) the winning project is… The TABLE RUNNER! 

Pretty fabrics always take projects to the next level, so we were so excited that this curated group made it to the final project. Check out all the fabric prints we used for this ...

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September 20, 2021
Vote for Your Favorite Project! Makers’ Call: Block Edition Part 2 from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Welcome back, makers!

This is Part 2 of our Makers’ Call and if you don’t know what I’m talking about, make sure to go read the first blog post where I give you all the details of this fun #AGFNationalSewingMonth event! 

Here’s a quick wrap-up, last week we had everyone on social media choose their favorite quilt block and after a very close race, Block A was the winner! 

 

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I can see why this block was a fan favorite as it has a unique shape and bold colors! It features a mixture of prints like “Tinted Blooms ...

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September 13, 2021
Makers' Call: Block Edition from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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One of my favorite things to do at the beginning of every month is looking at all the exciting things that are happening and being released on our calendar! Discovering significant days that are dedicated to your loved ones, a unique cause, and this time around I there was something extra special happening… The whole month of September is National Sewing Month

At Art Gallery Fabrics, we dedicate our craft to those makers that transform our fabrics into something even more beautiful! This is a month that celebrates all you creatives out there and this is our chance to say ...

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June 17, 2021
Life, Balance and Road Maps from Where Art & Life Meet

It all comes down to what you’re willing to say out loud. Which, one could argue, if you’re asking yourself this question it’s probably best left unsaid. You know? However, never one to stay quiet, I did just post a video regarding The Ice Cream Situation. You can view it below. So there’s that. Do […]

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March 25, 2021
Videos From My Mother and Other News! from Where Art & Life Meet

First things first. My mother sent me two videos this week and both are too wonderful to not pass along. The text within this video roughly translates to: “What an animal concert: The Cologne pianist Thelonious Herrmann came up with this unusual idea. He took his piano to the Koln Zoo to play among goats,… Continue reading Videos From My Mother and Other News!

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February 23, 2021
One Year Ago… from Where Art & Life Meet

I wanted to write this post on Saturday, February 20th, because that was exactly one year ago when I launched my first video for my Youtube Channel, Ariane Zurcher ~ On the Other Hand! Since that day, just over one year ago today, I have made and posted 248 videos! Yesterday I did a livestream,… Continue reading One Year Ago…

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January 5, 2021
Facing Adversity from Where Art & Life Meet

There are so many things going on that I cannot talk about publicly for a variety of reasons, but all of these things piled up can make life feel particularly challenging at this moment. The specifics are unimportant. Most people are grappling with things they cannot and do not talk about for personal reasons. What… Continue reading Facing Adversity

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December 31, 2020
2020: A Year in Photographs from Where Art & Life Meet

Happy New Year!

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December 29, 2020
The Joy of Obsession from Where Art & Life Meet

Often referred to as a negative, I’ve always thought of obsessions as a lifeline to exploration, creativity, joy and boundless energy. Being obsessed with something (rather than someone) results in any number of truly awe-inspiring things, such as these artists who carve thread spools into amazing miniature works of art. Or Andrea Love whose website… Continue reading The Joy of Obsession

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November 12, 2020
The Pandemic & Stitching Anyway from Where Art & Life Meet

Just about ten days ago New York City was enjoying a less than 1% infection rate. We are now at about 17.6 cases for every 100,000 people, which is still relatively small when compared to other parts of the country. But in densely populated areas like Manhattan it doesn’t take much to infect a great… Continue reading The Pandemic & Stitching Anyway

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November 10, 2020
The Election, Fall Colors & The Pandemic in New York City from Where Art & Life Meet

This blog is about life. My life, specifically and how what I experience influences what I create, hence the name of this blog: Where Art & Life Meet. Even so I debated as to whether I would post any of the video I took on Saturday showing people basically having a city-wide street party here… Continue reading The Election, Fall Colors & The Pandemic in New York City

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October 29, 2020
The Pandemic & Life from Where Art & Life Meet

As our internet is FINALLY up and running and my email is now, miraculously and somewhat bizarrely suddenly working again, I decided yesterday afternoon to do an impromptu live stream. It was very last minute, and touch and go, as the internet began misbehaving the minute I tried to live stream, but in the end… Continue reading The Pandemic & Life

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October 22, 2020
Designing, Ripping Out & A Video From My Mother from Where Art & Life Meet

I’ve been working away on my latest project: “Stitch Along With Ariane”, which is actually a Zoom Series that will span 8 weeks, with a weekly Zoom meet-up to discuss the past week’s lesson, and the following week’s stitches. I’m working on the background stitching while awaiting the last of my threads to arrive. I’m… Continue reading Designing, Ripping Out & A Video From My Mother

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October 15, 2020
The Pandemic & the Things That Unite Us from Where Art & Life Meet

I don’t know about you but the interminability, the endlessness of this pandemic hits me in waves. For the most part I am able to brush it off, keep going, keep stitching, keep designing, but there are other times when it all just feels like a massive punch to the gut. When is this ever… Continue reading The Pandemic & the Things That Unite Us

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October 13, 2020
Design, Exploration & A Finished Piece from Where Art & Life Meet

It all began with the Stem Stitch, a much over-looked stitch. I decided I needed to explore it and see if I could find a little excitement while doing so. I had no idea that this stitch would be the beginning of something wonderful! I pulled out some hand dyed linen that I’d bought and… Continue reading Design, Exploration & A Finished Piece

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October 6, 2020
A New Design, A Stroll & Mischief from Where Art & Life Meet

Let’s kick things off with a new design, shall we?! What? Didn’t she just unveil a new design a couple of weeks ago, you might ask. Yes. Yes, I did. I’ve been very busy! This last one is a companion piece to the Glasses Case. It’s a scissor case! Which, if you’re like me, you… Continue reading A New Design, A Stroll & Mischief

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