Archive for May 18th, 2007

ArtGirlz and NYC

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Earlier I shared a fun pin doll I made using ArtGirlz rubber stamps and charms. I simply can’t quit making them. Here’s 3 more I made today. When I should have been working on my quilt.
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A little over a week ago I was in New York City. I was teaching workshops at The City Quilter and at the Manhattan Doll Guild. I stayed with Ben and Carol Mitchell and walked from their place in Greenwich Village to The City Quilter. Each day I could walk a different way. At Madison Square there’s amazing sculptures. I fell in love with the metal trees.
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New York City is such an inspiring city. I can’t wait to go back next month. I may have to make a few more visits on a regular basis. Besides the art work everywhere Carol introduced me to their fabric district. Oh, my! One day simply was not enough. We went to Tinsel Trading, M&J Trimmings, New York Beads, York Beads, Phoenix Beads, B&J Fabrics and heaps of places in between. It is very easy to move around as most of the shops are between 36th and 38th Streets and 5th and 7th Avenues. I’ll be going back in June. I’m teaching workshops in New Jersey and Connecticut, but arriving a day early so I can go to the fabric district and to a quilt show. Life is good!