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Really? A hamsa air freshener?

In Mount Vernon, Wa I found this hamsa shaped air freshener. I’m amazed that hamsas have become this mainstream. Not only that, but it has rainbow stripes on it.

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A quilty stone floor

This is the stone floor in a train station in Seattle. The colors were richer than what you see in the photo. I could easily imagine it as a quilt.

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Mini fused fabric class

I taught a one hour class on fusible collage at the Netivot Shalom retreat. I called it, “Fabric Collage without Sewing,” because it was so short, and because it was for people who don’t necessarily sew. I got a nice … Continue reading

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I’m teaching Fusible Machine Applique Aug. 4th

I’m teaching Fusible Machine Applique Aug. 4th at Hello Stitch Click here for more info, and to sign up. Here’s an example:   Aug 4 from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM At Hello Stitch Studio, 1708 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703 I will teach … Continue reading

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The secret quilt I’ve been working on

As the EBHQ board member in charge of workshops it is my responsibility to organize and make a group quilt for the outgoing president every year. Since I did this last year, the responsibility shouldn’t have snuck up on me … Continue reading

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Blue and white quilt block

My friend Mary loves blue and white china dishes. She usually makes quilts and gives them away. She’s finally making a quilt for herself with blue and white as the only colors. She asked if any of her quilting friends … Continue reading

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What I’m working on

A week ago I taught my circular squares and rectangles class. I chose to make sample blocks in the same colors as last time I taught the class. Now I’ve got enough blocks to start making a quilt. Here’s one … Continue reading

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A cape!

A little boy that I know just had his 3rd birthday. Back when I had a 3 year old, more than 20 years ago, I made some capes for the preschool auction. At the time, I traced around a cape … Continue reading

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Work from the Circular Squares & Rectangles class

Here’s some student work from the Circular Squares & Rectangles class that I taught at HelloStitch: These are both by the same student. The first is just 4 square blocks, and the second uses both squares and rectangles. Same thing. First … Continue reading

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I’m teaching fusible fabric applique, Aug 4

I’m teaching a fusible fabric applique class at HelloStitch, Aug 4.  Below is an example of what you can do with this technique.  Here’s a link to the class on the website. https://www.hellostitchstudio.com/claire-sherman  Use paper cutting techniques to make intricate, iron-on … Continue reading

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