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Playful Fabric Printing

In January I was so fortunate to go to Craft Napa for the 2nd year. If you have not heard of it or made plans to go….Oh my, DO. Bucket List it….Wish List it, anyway you sum it up…GO

So besides spending days with wonderful wine….and plenty of it, I was with artists, playing, visiting, and having a blast. One of the workshops I took this year was with Melly, doing Batik with soy wax. It was so informative and fun and time flew.

One of the highlights at the event was a new book! Pokey Bolton has published again and Melanie Testa (Melly) and Carol Soderlund put together Playful Fabric Printing. There was cake, champagne and book signing. Demos were shown by these two talented ladies using printing and stamping. The results are unbelievable.

Soooo , if you ever wanted to play with fabric and dyes or have and want to broaden your mind and designs, this book is a must!


OH! and by the way, I WON. Yep! I won some of Melly’s printed pieces. So excited and a little nervous. They are like gold to me…They need a special project because , well, they do. I am so delighted to have them in my hot little hands. Thanks Melly, I LOVE THEM

Please give the book a look and I promise you will not be disappointed

Craft Napa 2017

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Tribute to Yvonne Porcella

Lolipop by Judy Tucker

“Live Your BRIGHTEST Life: A Tribute to Yvonne Porcella” will be a featured art quilt exhibit hosted by Pokey Bolton at this weekend’s Quilting in the Garden in the greenhouse at Alden Lane (Livermore, California).

Quilting in the Garden at Alden Lane Nursery again offers hundreds of quilts from celebrated artists and the quilting community. These are hung for display throughout the nursery using their enormous and beautiful heritage oaks serve as both support structure and background for this wonderful 2-day display of color.  The quilts go up by 9:00 each morning supported by dozens of quilt lines. Quilts come down each night. My quilt titled “Lolipop” will be included in this years featured hosted exhibit.