Category: Art Quilts

Small Inspirational Word Quilts

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After make the cards, I had extra prints. So I exchanged the card and paper for small quilt backgrounds and fabric.
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Each one includes a stitched word or phrase and some hand-stitching.
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All nine are currently for sale via GCVA (a local non-profit gallery that is closed during this hunker down period). All proceeds benefit the gallery so your purchase supports the local arts community and can brighten and lighten up your day. Each art quilts is 5”x7″ – $24.00 each with free shipping in US.
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If you’d like to purchase one, contact the gallery via email: gcvamanager@gmail.com

Adjusting My Sails

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I was to leave in in week for conference in Toronto about art quilting. Due to COVID-19, the conference was cancelled,

I have been on the committee helping to plan the conference for more than a year. I spent 6 months organizing lightning talks (20 slides – 20 seconds a slide – for quick 6 minute 40 second presentations). I was excited for the time away and time to connect with my people.

I’m bummed and frustrated and struggling to adjust. I understand the decision to cancel and they are plotting to make the conference virtual which may be nifty, but it doesn’t get me out of my house, out of my comfort zone or give me a much needed break from daily life. I will eventually accept the situation (and just my sails), but it’s okay to grieve for plans you don’t get to see through. Right?

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Adjust the sails (9” x 9”), quilted iron on transfers

Yoga Cats – Tree Pose

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My coworker doodled a cat doing yoga – tree pose at a recent team meeting. I was challenged to turn into fabric art.
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One week later, I had two adorable art quilts ready to hang in our office space. I’ve challenged my coworker to draw more cats doing yoga so we can have a rainbow of cats in a yoga studio.
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Contemplate the cat within (8” x 10”)

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Let your cat self be in bliss (8” x 10”)

Loves Her Dog

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“I let the dog out, or I let him in, and we talk some. I let him know I like him, and he lets me know he likes me.” – Kurt Vonnegut

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She loves her dog (8” x 10”)

Loves Her Cat

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“The cat is such a perfect symbol of beauty and superiority that it seems scarcely possible for any true aesthete and civilised cynic to do other than worship it.” – H. P. Lovecraft

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She loves her cat (8” x 10”)

Love to Explore the World

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“I want to explore the world properly, to be able to write about and take pictures of all kinds of different cultures. Just be an explorer or adventurer.” – Cara Delevingne

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Love to explore the world (8” x 10”)

Dance with Joy

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“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.” – Wayne Dyer

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Dance with joy (8” x 10”)

She Loves Her Dog

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“Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.” – Caroline Knapp

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She loves her dog (8” x 10)