Category Archives: Art Quilting

Catherine Whall Smith . . . shares her process START to FINISH!

START TO FINISH    Today, I thought I would share my “improvisational” piecing process using five images; #1 – The fabric piece with red dots on a white background has been laid on top of the background fabric. #2 – … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . was thinking of celebrating “National Quilting Day”

So guess what, along with the many Art shows, Art centers, and Art galleries the National Quilting Day http://www.National-Quilting-Day.org celebration scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2020 has been cancelled due to concerns about the risk of social gatherings during the … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith now has time to purge and organize her computer . . . guess what she found!

  Advice from a Singer Sewing Machine Manual  From 1949 “Prepare yourself mentally for sewing. Think about what you are going to do . . . Never approach sewing with a sign or lackadaisically. Good results are difficult when indifference … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . suggests two “Save the Dates”

#1 – Up Date on “Thread Count”* Gallery talk by Clara Nartey.  Thursday, March 12th, 5:30 – 6:30 Clara Nartey will be giving a lecture titled, “A Brand New You”: How to Effectively Create Your Personal Artist Brand Online. *From … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . thinks it’s time to move and don’t forget Saturday’s demo by Kate Themel

Time to move to another color palette.  Red, red, and more RED, that color in a variety of prints has dominated my work in my “Transfusion” series for quite awhile.  But as you can see below, there are some new … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . shares “Thread Count” demo and lectures for February and March 2020

There is a lot going on at the Hartford Fine Art and Framing Gallery. “Thread Count” Winter 2020 Lecture Series and Demonstrations are free to all artists and art lovers. Check out Facebook for up-dates. https://www.facebook.com/hartfordfineartandframing/ Sat.  Feb. 15th, 11AM … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . shares “Thread Count” – Opening Day!

Opening day  – https://www.instagram.com/p/B7wVuFwJ6AL/ – post from the Hartford Fine Art & Framing Gallery;  “What a great turnout!!! “Thread Count” had it’s opening reception on Saturday and it was a massive success!! Thank you so much Clara Nartey, Kate Themel, … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith’s New Year’s Resolutions include . . . working at a slower pace???

Happy New Year 2020! A year that I resolved to work at a slower pace, but maybe that is not what will happen.  Starting January 11th thru March 31st, 2020 my Fiber Art will be included in “Thread Count” an … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . is getting ready for a “Simplified” Thanksgiving 2019

This Thanksgiving my focus is to “Simplify . . . Simplify . . . Simplify”. We will host Thanksgiving dinner again this year – but in addition to the whole turkey we will edit it to it’s parts. One whole … Continue reading

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