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Going to the Fair

It’s TIME!!!  It’s time!!!   The Dutchess County Fair is almost here.    The  Shoppe will be closed Saturday the 18th,  and also Thursday – Saturday  the 23rd- 25th.    But we will be represented at the fair,  in the craft … Continue reading

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One stitch at a time

“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.”  – Neil Gaiman. I came across this quote this week and it hit home.   It seems that everyone I know has a major transition going on … Continue reading

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Good Work.

We have spent some time lately looking at design.  This is simply an outward way of organizing.     Today I want to spend a few minutes on something less tangible.    I am talking about the reasons that we want … Continue reading

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Looking it over

I want to extend a great big thank you to everyone who will be contributing to the exhibit at the fair this year.     I am busy writing copy and checking details so I can give the paperwork over to … Continue reading

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Here’s Looking

The last few weeks we have been examining principles of design.   Now the question is what do I do with it?    Well the obvious answer is design a quilt,  and I can help you do that if that is … Continue reading

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Value

For today we are back to our discussion of the principles of design.    Value in the case of design means how dark or light a color is.   Tone speaks to intensity using words like pastel, muted,  or bold.    … Continue reading

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Call for entries

I am looking for projects you have done with me that you would be willing to display in a booth at the Dutchess County Fair this summer.    I have already spoken to some of you about this, but if … Continue reading

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