Tag Archives: CWA Connecticut Women Artists

Catherine Whall Smith . . . NOT SURE how it happened – the skeleton images!

My “Transfusion” series, which started many years ago – has now become my “BONES” series. The first of this series is “PAIN in my BONES” (70H x 66W) (shown below) – it is a a revisit of my piece “Pain” … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . Studio Up-Date #3 – ALMOST done!

Yes, almost DONE! – But something is off. Creating in the visual moment means I can adjust my art on my design wall. It goes something like this; I’m almost done and I see an area that “needs something”. Maybe, … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith – studio UPDATE #2 – Hand Quilting in a 14 inch hoop.

Below is a detail image of my latest “Transfusion” series piece. I have learned a lot since executing #1. As I hand quilt sections of this piece, in my 14 inch hoop, I am struck by the smaller “PARTS” of … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . considers the fabric dots – Studio Update #1.

Even though I purchased the red with white dot fabric to be used as a background design, the more I looked at it the more I realized that the evenly spaced dots would form a perfect vertical line on my … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . is busy in her studio!

Hope everyone had a “Happy Thanksgiving” and is enjoying the “left-overs”. Which reminds me of my fabric scrap “left-overs” – from all of the pieces that I created for my “Transfusion” series. Here are a few photos of what’s happening … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . is looking forward to the Bicentennial Talk – “Chaplin Homes in Fiber Art and Photos”

Saturday, November 5th – 1:00 pm at the Senior Center Presented by Catherine Whall Smith and Bruce Raymond In celebration of Chaplin’s bicentennial, join Chaplin residents Catherine Whall Smith and Bruce Raymond to view Bruce’s photos of Chaplin homes, doors, … Continue reading

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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 . . . knows Christmas is a time of “Sharing & Giving”

This week on Facebook a “Fiber Friend” Sandi Schrader posted the following “with a very heavy heart”. As much as I love quilting and everything that comes with it, it is taking up too much of my time. I am … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . did the drop off – and is now doing some reading.

The drop off for the up-coming CWA* show was last Friday, and since I was in New Britain I stopped by the New Britain Museum of American Art and took in the Helen Frankenthaler exhibit ; https://nbmaa.org/exhibitions/helen-frankenthaler – as well … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . JOINING borders to make a whole!

As “Transfusion #12” (the dresses) gets larger and larger – I realized that the weight of the quilt will compromise the stitching of each of FOUR separate border pieces on each of the sides. So my solution was to “Join … Continue reading

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