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Take a favorite flannel shirt and turn it into a cute tote bag. This would be a great way to use a shirt from a loved one to make a memory tote.

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Look at these amazingly beautiful winter landscapes that these artists painted yesterday at The Studio. How lovely!!!!! Great work everyone. Why not come join us soon and paint a “masterpiece” of your own. Check out the schedule here.

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Annual Vacation

Started our annual vacation off at The Tide’s Inn in Irvington, Virginia. Weather is mild and the food is good!

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Lincoln is so excited to announce The Studio’s annual Gift Certificate/Card Sale. You can get a Gift Certificate by stopping by The Studio or you can order an eCard online and send it via email to the lucky receipient. And the best part is that from today (December 18th) through Christmas Day all gift certificates and cards are 25% off! So stop in and pick up the perfect creative gift for family and friends. Here is The Studio schedule for this week so you can stop in for a Gift Certificate: Saturday 9-1; Sunday Noon-3; Tuesday 5-8 pm; Wednesday 10-Noon or 3:30-7; Thursday 1:30-3:30. Other times by appointment. Contact Kelly to set up a time at kwalker@kellywalkerstudios.com . And you can order eGift Cards online anytime by clicking this link. This is our only Gift Certiticate Sale of the year so don’t miss out. Stock up now!

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Such a great afternoon painting with these folks. Everyone selected the image they wanted to paint and off we went. Nice work everyone!

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The Studio is introducing a new ongoing workshop. Join us on the 4th Sunday each month for our “Quilt Block of the Month” (BOM) series. This will offer a chance for beginning quilters to learn new skills and techniques and for those who have experience quilting will discover new patterns while enjoying fellowship with like-minded crafters. We will create a new block each month for a total of 12 designs. During the sessions we will also use the “Quilt As You Go” method so that at the end of the year you will have a beautiful sampler quilt! This is a great way to discover new patterns and new methods that you can apply to other projects throughout the year. Be warned though: THIS IS A FUN AND ADDICTING HOBBY!!!! LOL! (Can you tell that we are excited about this project?!)
The first block we will be making is the “String” Block. String quilts originated as a technique created by budget-conscious quilters as a perfect use for leftover scraps of fabric. It is a great way to use quilting scraps but it is also suited to purchasing fabrics that coordinate and cutting them into “strings” or using jelly rolls. We will learn to use the easy sew-and-flip technique with this block.
For this first block you can come and use “scrap” fabric that we have available. That way you can decide if you like quilting before making an investment in fabric. Then if you want to continue to join in the year long Sampler Quilt project you can pick up your own fabric featuring colors and patterns you love. Or if you are sure you are going to LOVE this (and I know you will) you can go ahead and select some fabrics to use for the project that will make a beautiful end result.
First Session Fee: $ 25 includes written instructions as well as in person instruction for the Block of the Month as well as ideas for other projects for the block. (Space is limited for our sewing sessions so register early.) Click here to register.

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I am not sure whether to thank or curse the day I discovered a YouTube video on Quilt As You Go (QAYG). I wish I could remember where I first saw it but it was probably on Facebook but I had been wanting to do some quilting but I don’t have a long-arm machine and when I had tried in the past to quilt on my “regular” sewing machine it was just too bulky to work well. But then I read about QAYG…..and I am hooked. It is addictive (or maybe it is just my personality that becomes addicted to fun projects). It is so easy and fun and looks great!!!! These photos are the front and back of my first QAYG quilt. It’s a String Quilt made from a box of scraps that I was getting ready to throw out. I’d gone through the box a few times and pulled out larger pieces but these were all very small and had been sitting in a closet for several years and I wanted to clean out the space. So before I tossed the box I thought why not see if there is a project that might work….and I found this String Quilt idea…..and I LOVE IT! As you can imagine, I have LOADS of ideas for other quilts to make. Can’t wait!!!

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Van Gogh – The Immersive Experience in Washington DC was an interesting show. Here is a video to give you an idea of what it was like to be surrounded by his painting, projected all the way around the room and coming to life.

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It’s Almost Fall

It’s almost fall. Time for some pumpkin paintings….and more! Pumpkins, hay bales, mums…..

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