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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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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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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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Circular Squares and Rectangles Class!

I taught a class recently at HelloStitch called Circular Squares and Rectangles. Here are some of my samples: And here is some of my students’ work:   A great time was had by all!

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PIQF and SJSA

Today I spent the day at the Pacific Int’l Quilt Festival (PIQF). Even though I was there from 10 AM till 4 PM when it closed, I’m not sure that I saw all the quilts. I did see most of … Continue reading

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Quilty trash cans?

I was in Oakland, and saw this very quilty mosaic star on the side of a concrete trash can. Here’s another one: I can’t decide which one I like better! They would both make good quilts.

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Some quilty tiles in Berkeley

This is the tile floor of an Indian restaurant in Berkeley called Nameste. It’s also a quilt pattern called the exquisite.  I think it’s more interesting when it’s made in a wonky fashion with the triangles all different sizes. I’m … Continue reading

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Some nice star patterns

The photo above is from the wall of a couscous restaurant, on our penultimate day in Paris. It has my favorite 8 pointed star. Heres another. Same star, different pattern, from the same restaurant. This was part of the sidewalk. … Continue reading

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More tiles that could be quilts

Both of these are tile floors at the Paris Opera Garnier. I enjoyed seeing my favorite 8 pointed star there. There’s even a nine patch! And here’s the ceiling by Chagall, just because.

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Sheila Hicks retrospective

Today I went to the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and saw a retrospective of Sheil Hicks’ work. She has taken tassel making to a whole new level. I’ve only used tassels once in my current work, on Traveler’s Mizrach. You … Continue reading

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