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Archive for April, 2017

Pet Portraits

Pet Portrait Apr 23The ladies from Animal Medical Center in Stephens City painted Pet Portraits  yesterday.  Terrific work!

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Table Runner 5After the last few Rag Quilt classes we were asked to have a “regular” quilting class.  Of course, traditional quilting is more detailed than the simplicity of Rag Quilts but they are great fun to make and there are so many variations.  This pieced quilted table runner is a good example of a beginning quilting project…and just in time for Memorial Day and the 4th of July!  Click here to register for this two-part class on Monday, May 15th and 22nd.

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SNP 1st Overlook 1.jpgSometimes a last minute drive up in the Shenandoah National Park produces some terrific painting ideas.  This is one from late yesterday afternoon.

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On Monday I visited with friends at the Battlefield Equestrian Center (Sander’s Ranch) and met loads of beautiful animals.  Of course, I took many reference photos because the kids in my art classes LOVE to paint animals.  So at this week’s classes we painted Finn.  What a handsome guy!  Here are the paintings that the kids did along with my demo piece and more photos of Finn and Lucky.

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Twenty-three Years

Mama 2Twenty-three years seems like forever.  That’s how long it’s been since we lost my mom, Barbara Ann Chancey Walker.  She was a wonderfully beautiful soul and I miss her every day.

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Yesterday I got to finish the “Pup Walk” applique and quilt piece that was started a few years ago.  I love the way raw edge applique looks and wanted to give it a try along with free motion quilting.  Plus I have a different machine with decorative stitches that I wanted to test.  I let other things get in the way of sewing and needlework so I was glad to finally get back to it.  There are several more projects that I’d like to try using this technique.  Lots of possibilities.

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20170418_074822We are working on improving our applique and free motion quilting skills.  Loving it! Hoping to show you the finished piece tomorrow.

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