Catherine Whall Smith . . . is Staying Home Stitching in her Studio and sending the CWA show up-date.

Considering the Chaos (BEFORE)Two of the Results – (AFTER)

These two tops are now being hand quilted. I usually photograph the back of the quilt tops (see below)

This is the last time I will be able to view the machine stitching lines of each top, before I assemble the three layers (see below): back, batting, and top.

Note: UP-DATE :  A Note from the CWA President, Linda Boisvert DeStefanisOur exhibits are invariably a testament to the degree of excellence that our members continue to work towards, and it is always a pleasure to behold the show hung with pride for all to enjoy. Unfortunately, due to the risk of the Corona Virus, the art world, and most of our gatherings has come to a halt. Safety must be the main concern for now, so, in keeping with the call to restrict our social gatherings, we are sending you all a link so that you can view and admire our fabulous, virtual exhibit with 100 pieces of fine art… online. Here is the link for our show:

https://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/ClosedShowThumbs.aspx?OJSID=43181 

When things begin to improve, the Art League of New Britain will stay in touch with us and decisions will be made. A Statement by our Juror… “To be asked to be the juror for the 2020 CWA Annual Members’ Juried Show is both an honor and a challenge. Art in this exhibit reflects and communicates consciousness, feelings, poetry, beauty and diversity. Even though Salvador Dali told artists: “Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it”, the brilliance of art isn’t just what we make but what it makes of us. Humbly we will carry on. You have created an exhibit here that should make every artist proud. Congratulations and applause to all.”  Jean Dalton

“Stay Safe . . . Stay in your Studio” . . .  Smith Stitch Studio

About Catherine Whall Smith

Fiber Artist working with contemporary textiles.
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3 Responses to Catherine Whall Smith . . . is Staying Home Stitching in her Studio and sending the CWA show up-date.

  1. Joanne Connolly says:

    Catherine, I just want to thank you generously sharing your work and processes with all our your admirers, you are such an inspiration! And now I have some ideas on how to work with Pat Pauly’s fabric- it’s so hard for me to cut it !

  2. Helen Weingart says:

    I am not a quilter but I love your work. It’s amazing to me how you put what looks like unusual things together and, presto!, something beautiful emerges.

    So glad that this crazy time is not interfering in your work but am guessing that you will be inspired to create something unique to commemorate our country’s challenge with the virus.

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