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Fabric Flowers Throughout the Seasons

Fabric Flowers Throughout the Seasons

Sunflowers, fuschia, coneflowers, black-eyes susans, painted daisies, tulips, lilies, zinnias and pansies are some examples of fabric flowers I have created, as well as tended in my gardens over the years. Fabric flowers offer a fabulous opportunity to play with color...

An Interview: Martha Beauchamp, Fabric Artist

An Interview: Martha Beauchamp, Fabric Artist

Part of my vision for my business is to be recognized widely as a pet portrait and pet memorial fabric artist, to the degree that a magazine or other media asks to interview me. Since no one is knocking on my door yet, I thought I’d practice here this month. What is...

The Art of Remembrance: Pet Memorials in Fabric

The Art of Remembrance: Pet Memorials in Fabric

When each of us first brings a pet into our home, thinking ahead to the day when they’ll no longer be around is far from our minds. It’s hard to go down that path when your pet is vigorously begging for a treat or nuzzling your neck. After all, they are so full of...

Year-end Reflections of a Maker

Year-end Reflections of a Maker

It’s that time of year when, as a small business owner, I take stock of how the past year has gone and pull together my thoughts for the upcoming year. When I retired early in 2016, it was to move to Vermont for family, fabric, and farm. Those 3 F’s, with the...

How to Choose a Photograph for Your Pet Portrait

How to Choose a Photograph for Your Pet Portrait

One of the most difficult things for people to do is to choose the exact photograph that they would like made into a pet portrait or pet memorial by me. At art shows and craft fairs, folks pull out their phones and scroll through endless photos, while sharing with me...

Big, Bigger, Biggest: Making a Large Landscape Quilt

Big, Bigger, Biggest: Making a Large Landscape Quilt

Fabric Art Comes in All Shapes and Sizes I am often asked these two questions: “What’s the smallest size (fabric picture) you make?” and “What has been your biggest work?” Well, in case you’re also wondering, here are some stats: Smallest landscape: 3x4 inches (7.5x10...

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