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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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The eyes quilt, continued

I started thinking about this quilt last Monday. I started working on it on Wednesday, and I finished the binding this morning at 1 AM. I’m not quite done yet. I might sew on some beads. I need to ship the … Continue reading

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The eyes have it!

I’m working on a 23″ wide by 5″ tall eyes challenge. Since that doesn’t make much sense, here’s the info: Sacred Threads Eye Contact Project Sacred Threads 2019 “Eye Contact: creating a connection“ We need your Participation! Samples made by … Continue reading

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I’m teaching Circular Squares on June 9th!

Circular Squares and Rectangles Improv Quilt Class At Hello Stitch Studio on June 9, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 1708 University Ave, Berkeley, CA  Sign up at www.hellostitchstudio.com or (510) 982-6549 This class explores curved piecing in both square and rectangular … Continue reading

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Annual library quilt show!

The 38th annual Berkeley Public Library quilt show is up from now until June 29. It’s on the 2nd floor in the cases in the lobby and hanging above the reference desk. I have 2 quilts in the show: a … Continue reading

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Shibori, felting and fulling class

Last weekend I took an EBHQ workshop with Yoshiko Wada. Here is a photo of some of our experiments. Above is master shibori artist Yoshiko Wada showing us how to brew natural indigo and demonstrating shibori. Since shibori is a … Continue reading

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Free motion quilting

I took Mel Beach’s EBHQ workshop on free motion quilting a week ago. Here’s one of my 2 samples, above. I was very out of practice. It’s been at least two years since I did any free motion quilting. Since … Continue reading

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