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Fabric Collage-Thread Painting Part 6

My webinars and workshops go into detail focusing on the animal we are illustrating. You are now ready to begin building this collage. Feathers, fur, beaks and claws are all stitched using the same threads, however they may be done in a different way.

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A Herd For Hugs – Part 4

Part 4 - Hooray the CalicoHorse pattern is now ready for you to download! Please gather your materials and be sure to visit the photo gallery and CLICK on each photo to read the instructions. During the month of January I will be broadcasting LIVE step-by-step tutorials to help you sew. These will be recorded for you to watch later...

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A Herd For Hugs – Part 3

Part 3 - The response and outpouring of people who wish to create a stuffed CalicoHorse for people in need has been tremendous! As stated in my last blog, the materials have been carefully selected to assure they are accepted into the various organizations who will be receiving our huggable herd. They will be delivered to foster children and adults in care centers who are in desperate need of a hug.

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A Herd For Hugs – Part 2

Part 2 - Choosing Materials. Lorraine Turner is teaming up with Days at Dunrovin (a ranch in Montana) to create stuffed calico horses to be delivered to foster children and adults in care centers in time for Valentine’s Day! She is looking for VOLUNTEERS to help create the herd.

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A Herd For Hugs – Part 1

Lorraine Turner is teaming up with Days at Dunrovin (a ranch in Montana) to create stuffed calico horses to be delivered to foster children and adults in care centers in time for Valentine’s Day! She is looking for VOLUNTEERS to help create the herd.

Challenge competition, Textile Art

Koala Sewing Art Challenge Winners

Congratulations to all of those who participated in this challenge. I am happy to announce that together we have raised over $600 for the Ipswich Koala Protection Society. “All of the entries were inventive and charming. In choosing the winners, I focused on the pieces that clearly met the rules, and that displayed creativity, good design, attention to detail, and craftsmanship".

Block of the Month Group, Textile Art

FOREVER FREE Block of the Month Group

I’m so excited to announce I’ve created a group to create a beautiful quilt featuring my new CalicoHorses fabrics by FreeSpirit!
You only get ONE first … and I am doing this to celebrate my FIRST ever fabric collection. I’ll always cherish this moment, and what better way to commemorate this event than to have a dedicated group stitching along beside me?

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