Catherine Whall Smith . . . shares her “PAIN”

For the month of September, I decided to hang “PAIN” or “On the EDGE . . . Ready to JUMP!”

One of a Kind Original Design by CWSmith Machine Pieced. Hand Quilted. All Cotton Materials.In 1993  “ Pain” (60H x 54W) was juried into “Materials: Hard & Soft Exhibition”, at the Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas. – It now hangs with the 12 x 12 mounted fabric photo of The Isaac Eaton House,  c.  1840 @19 Chaplin Street, Chaplin, CT. at the Chaplin Library.

“In 1840, Isaac Eaton bought “one acre,  twenty-nine rods, more or less” of land from Henry Spafford  for $150.  He then mortgaged  the property for $350 to build this one and one-half story gable-end house with an ell. The outstanding feature inside the Isaac Eaton House is the kitchen fireplace, with its bake oven and single stone lintel. “ Noteworthy was the Old Maple Tree that grew out front of this home on Chaplin Street.  A former homeowner, took great pride in that tree and tried to insure its longevity by having wire supports added to it’s heavy limbs.  But over time the tree had to be removed – so to honor this tree the Town of Chaplin invited local Wood Turners to create pieces from the parts of the tree. The Chaplin’s Old Maple Tree Harvest Buffet Dinner held at the Chaplin Senior Center on Saturday, October 21, 2006 turned out to be a great community gathering and fund-raiser ($3,2700.00).  I was able to purchase a pen and a small vase made from this tree.

NOTE: It’s that time of year again!! THE SAQA BENEFIT AUCTION The 2022 Benefit Auction will take place online from September 9 through October 2. With more than 430 art quilts available for bidding Details:, there is something for everyone to enjoy! items.

Here are a few:

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About Catherine Whall Smith

Fiber Artist working with contemporary textiles.
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