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Catherine Whall Smith . . . August “Grab and Go”

August 2022 Bicentennial Quilt of the Month During the years that we have lived in Chaplin since 1974 this home at 96 Chaplin Street has changed owners three times.    I photograghed this house because I enjoyed seeing the American flag … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . says “THANKS”

Besides being fully vaccinated this Thanksgiving, I have one more thing to be thankful for – as I just received my order of Treasures Printable fabrics – a total of 3 packets  = 22 sheets.  I found them on-line from … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . is pleased with the numbers!

Though I think we all will agree that we are not pleased with the Covid vaccination numbers as the infection rate and numbers rise – but, there are some numbers that are worth sharing. The price of Art Quilts that … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . is a Completer!

I am  a completer . . . no matter how long it takes! Artists refer to unfinished work as “Works in Progress” (WIP’s). My “Barriers” and “Ruth Snow Bowen” quilts are still “WIP’s” I ask myself “Why?”.  Since starting these … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . use to MAKE CLOTHING, not anymore!

I grew up in a home where my mother Rose, was usually making something like curtains, clothes, etc. I too did the same when I had my own home. curtains, clothes, etc. But in the mid 1970’s when quilts were … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . Catherine Whall Smith . . . is amazed that she has some “Corona Virus” fabric!

One of my favorite sayings is “SIMPLIFY! SIMPLIFY! SIMPLIFY! I even have that sign! Studio Up-Date: the top of the first panel of my “Barriers” series is almost complete – will post that next Friday. AND, “Hay . . . … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . will hang “Pain”.

Getting ready for Connecticut’s “Hang – a – Quilt” Day on Saturday, June 20th, 2020 – time to decide which piece I will hang on our side porch. Right now with all that is happening, I’m thinking “Pain” (59H x … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . works in a series WHY???

As you may have noticed, I usually work in a series. A SERIES is defined as a group or a number of related or similar things, or events, arranged or occurring in temporal, spatial, or other order of succession.  My … Continue reading

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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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