A year with fewer arts festivals

I took a year off from doing festival shows in 2017 except for a few very local, one day events.  This was due to a variety of things from the physical activity required for packing, set up and tear down along with the unpredictability of selling, often influenced by the weather.  I think if I
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Free Motion Machine Quilting Landscape Quilts – Mountains

One of the things most fun about free motion quilting is the freedom to do so many different designs with thread, your sewing machine and your creativity.  It really is boundless!  If you work in the abstract arts as I do, these freedoms allow you to pick and choose how to accentuate colors or designs
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Free Motion Quilting TREES in Landscape quilts

I’ve created about 30 different art quilts with trees, some birch but many just brown/grey trees.  In some of my earlier quilts I would try to quilt each tree in the quilt differently.  THAT became a challenge I couldn’t maintain and I wasn’t sure it was necessary for the artistic quality of the quilt.  
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