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I am taking an art quilt workshop June 5-9 at the Quilt Surface Design Symposium 2017 in Columbus, Ohio (QSDS).  I will be studying with Rosalie Dace (Rosalie Dace) and I am super excited!  The class is “Positively Line and Shape” emphasizing strong design to create a successful quilt that is NOT boring.  As a scholarship recipient, I also donate a small quilt for the “Mini Art Quilt Auction” fundraiser on June 9th.  I am really looking forward to this wonderful learning opportunity!

UPDATE:  This was a super fabulous week of learning and creativity!  The workshop was really good and I enjoyed Rosalie as a teacher—she has much to offer.  She  brought along some of her own pieces to show us in class–WOW!  Fellow students and teachers were friendly and enthusiastically shared knowledge.  The facility is perfect for classes and dorm life was comfortable–it’s been a long, long time since I stayed in a dorm.  I had three delightful suitemates too.    We also took a bus trip to The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens to view the Quilt National ’17 exhibit, which was loads of fun.  I heartily recommend the QSDS experience to any and all who are interested!



I have a collage, “You Cannot” in the upcoming show, Small Wonders 5, on July 8th, in Hamtramck, Michigan!  The Atomic Cafe Gallery, 10326 Joseph Campau, hosts an annual exhibit of art that is no bigger than 5 inches.  The art extravaganza runs 7PM-midnight–check it out if you are in the area!smallwonders_prYouCannot