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February 28, 2020
stitching a notebook from Karen Ann Ruane

stitching notebook pages

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Check box! TWO Ribbons!!!!! from Art and Quilting in Camden

for Lupines and Rose Hip

And yes, I meant every single one of those excessive exclamation points. Usually I’m lucky to get two out of two quilts juried in to a given show. This time, not only did both Lupines and Rose Hip get in to the Mancuso Brother’s Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, they BOTH RIBBONED!!!!!! That is a bucket list item that I never, ever, Ever, EVER expected to check off! Guess what…done! To the judges: THANK YOU for making a dream come true!

Rose Hip, by Sarah Ann Smith (c) 2019. 36″ square. This quilt won ...

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January 16, 2020
design exploration from Karen Ann Ruane

extending stitched pattern and design

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January 8, 2020
notebook progress from Karen Ann Ruane

a little stitched notebook

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January 6, 2020
notebook pages from Karen Ann Ruane

an embroidered notebook

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January 1, 2020
A Snowy Owl at the Library of Congress! from Art and Quilting in Camden

Well today sure started off well…. got an email from curator and exhibit organizer extraordinaire Donne DeSoto that my Snowy Owl, from Acadia National Park, will be on display at the Library of Congress soon! Here’s the LoC’s information on the exhibit–I SO wish I lived close enough to go see it!

Here’s my owl, based on photographs I took at nearby Clarry Hill Ridge. Of course I had to pick something from Acadia National Park, here in Maine. The fabrics are my hand dyes, include a little bit of paint, and lots of threadwork!

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December 30, 2019
Looking Back, Looking Forward from Quilt Paint Create

It’s that time of year when you see a lot of 2019 recaps and 2020 plans. I’ve been thinking about 2020 for a few weeks now, keeping in mind where I am and where I want to be.
This wasn’t one of my more productive sewing years. A leg injury late in 2018 kept me out of the sewing room and focused on healing the first part of the year. I couldn’t move around well and stayed off my feet with the leg elevated after work each day. Eventually it healed and life went on.
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Christmas arrived early thanks to Michael Miller Fabrics! from Art and Quilting in Camden

I mentioned earlier that I am DELIGHTED to have been selected as a Michael Miller Brand Ambassador for 2020. As part of that we received, just before Christmas (Squee!), a box of goodies to use. I cannot WAIT to get into the studio to play. As a reward for getting all the gift wrapping and prep actually done before the 24th, I treated myself to opening the box on December 23rd, but waited until today to post and share the joy.

There are so many goodies in this package I hardly know where to start, but since I am prepping ...

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December 29, 2019
My Best of 2019 from Splendiferous

2019 was pretty busy!

Cents and Sensibility was accepted to Alexandria Museum of Art exhibit, Concrete and Adrift: On the Poverty Line.

Back Yard Beauty went to Mid-Alantic Quilt Festival in Pennsylvania.

Lichen hung at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge.



Too Raw (Too Soon Every Day to Talk About Gun Violence) was accepted to the Tom Peyton Arts Festival, and Alexandria Museum of Art September Competition, AND was awarded the purchase prize at the latter.
Feathers, Scales and Tails: Night Flight went to Quilteroo's in Ruston, La., and Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center.



Fatsia Fantasy, Into the Woods ...

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December 24, 2019
Ice Dyeing.....Sneakers from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


The Ice Dyeing Buckets

are warming up by the wood stove...






Here's a peek inside the buckets:


Deep Purple and Raspberry dye powder

sprinkled on top of the ice...



A few hours later:


The ice is nearly melted...

the sneakers are taking the dye nicely !



Here comes the....Show 'n Tell:


These are kids sneakers 

purchased at Hobby Lobby





They must have been 100% cotton...

they took the dye beautifully.





They will be super FUN to wear!




These are also an ice dyed pair of sneakers:





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December 20, 2019
Ledgers, a record of stitch. from Karen Ann Ruane

surface design for online learning

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November 29, 2019
Back To Business from The Snarky Quilter

Now that I have my save the planet message out of my system I’ll return to my usual programming. Lately I’ve been playing with additions to old surface design pieces and using up scraps and pre-assembled bits. Thanks to an … Continue reading

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October 13, 2019
Free for ONE Week, my episode on The Quilt Show from Art and Quilting in Camden

For just ONE WEEK  from October 13-20, viewers anywhere with the not-so-secret code will be able to see my episode, No. 2508, on The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson, will be able to see the episode for free!    Just use this code:  {  http://thequiltshow.com/watch/show-list/video/latest/show-2508-sarah-ann-smith?artist_coupon=25081013  }  from the 13th to the 20th–I so hope you enjoy it!   Free Viewing time starts at 12:00:01 a.m. Sunday October 13, 2019!  
I will confess–I was mightily relieved and happy when I saw it on the 6th when it went ...

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October 6, 2019
The Quilt Show with … me(OMG!) … is live! Episode 2508 from Art and Quilting in Camden

Bucket list item: appear on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims: CHECK! Here’s the link to watch if you are a member. If you couldn’t tell, I’m giddy!

Sarah Ann Smith on The Quilt Show https://thequiltshow.com/component/allvideoshare/video/show-2508-sarah-ann-smith
Just took this screen shot as I’m watching my first of two “doing” segments on The Quilt Show….I’m over the moon!

To watch the show, you usually need to be a member of The Quilt Show community, which is an online “TV” show and so much more. Next Sunday, for one week from October 13-20, 2019, or thereabouts, the episode will be FREE ...

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