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November 12, 2021
Oh No, the ā€œSā€ Word from The Snarky Quilter

Like many quilters who have been at it a while, I have plenty of fabric. Years of trips to quilt shops and gifts from former quilters have fleshed out my stash. And the internet has made it so easy to … Continue reading

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September 24, 2021
File, Act, Toss from The Snarky Quilter

One of the few staff development seminars I recall was F.A.T, or file, act, toss. The idea was to clear your overflowing desk by going through all the paperwork on it and decide whether to keep it (file,) respond to … Continue reading

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September 10, 2021
Blue Plate Special from The Snarky Quilter

Do you have old pressed glass pieces hanging around your abode? I inherited plates, bowls, small pitchers, and cups done up in pressed glass that were meant to pass for crystal or cut glass. Because it was machine molded it … Continue reading

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July 16, 2021
Slow Motion Finish from The Snarky Quilter

Finally it’s done, I thought as I sewed the hanging sleeve on “Shattered” yesterday. Unlike most of my work, this piece has been a multi-year effort. I wrote about its genesis from a photo of a broken mirror earlier (here … Continue reading

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July 2, 2021
Urban Grime from The Snarky Quilter

Ever since I took Tansy Hargan’s “From Sketchbook to Wall” course I have wanted to use painted fabric on a larger scale than 10 inches square, with a lot more glue, and maybe even forget about thread. In essence I … Continue reading

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April 30, 2021
My Spoonflower Addiction from The Snarky Quilter

As digital fabric printing becomes more prevalent, fabric users have even more choices for printing their own without resorting to the vagaries of their home printers. The latest SAQA Journal has a good comparison by the Pixeladies of fabric printing … Continue reading

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January 22, 2021
Mail Call from The Snarky Quilter

The pandemic has heightened my anticipation of mail. No more store browsing for me. I dash in, list in hand, and grab what I need. It reminds me of the name of a South Dakota convenience store I once passed, … Continue reading

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June 18, 2020
The Purpose of Aimless Puttering from The Snarky Quilter

This post was inspired by one written by Jane Davies, a collage and mixed media artist I admire. She wrote about an exchange with a reader concerning some simple collages made as practice. “Q:  My main question was if you … Continue reading

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February 27, 2020
Color Added from The Snarky Quilter

I began my marks explorations with black and white as I reported last week, but soon added color. I have finally caught on that so-so surface designs are often improved with more layers, so I dug out a few pieces … Continue reading

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February 20, 2020
In Black and White from The Snarky Quilter

Lately I’ve been working through an online course from Susan Purney Mark that uses just black and white paint and ink. It’s called Squiggle, Line and Dot; and focuses on mark making with markers and paint. Mark marking seems an … Continue reading

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February 13, 2020
The Inspiration of Limitations from The Snarky Quilter

Too often I trip myself up with a lack of focus in my work. I start with an idea that cascades into yet other ideas and, in the end, I realize none of them well because I try to do … Continue reading

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January 16, 2020
Results May Vary from The Snarky Quilter

I had planned to type Results May Will Vary, but the latest version of WordPress editing tools don’t seem to make that possible. I wanted that caution because of my recent experiences with gel plate printing. Now I find I … Continue reading

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