Sunday, September 13, 2015

I've Moved!

The blog has MOVED!  But why you might wonder?

I changed the name of the blog to better align with my artistic passions that include not only quilts but wool felting, spinning, knitting, painting and mixed media.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

"Steeped in Stiches" Exhibit in Suffield this Weekend - September 12-13

My art group (The Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective) and I have been busy preparing for our latest exhibit at the Phelps-Hatheway House in Suffield, Connecticut this weekend.  
The Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective
Left to Right: Linda Martin, Wanda Seldon, Antonia Torres, Diane Cadrain, Christina Blais, Karen Loprete, Carol Vinick, Mary Lachman, Carol R. Eaton (behind), Rosalind Spann (behind)

I think it is odd that I grew up in Suffield, Ohio and have lived in Connecticut for 25+ years and yet only recently met folks from the Connecticut namesake. That's right, back in the 1800's there was a man named Royal Pease who left this state to head to Connecticut-owned-land in the midwest, the so-called "Connecticut Western Reserve". He settled about 60 miles south of Cleveland in Portage County and named his settlement Peasetown.  Later this town would be renamed Suffield. 
The Northeast section of Ohio was once known as the Connecticut Reserve or Western Reserve. 

Suffield, Ohio is just south of Brimfield, Ohio and yes, you guessed it---folks from Brimfield, Massachusetts settled that region. And, of course, as you might guess, that region of northeast Ohio has many other towns with names of the New England counterparts like Amherst and Hudson.

Phelps-Hatheway House and Garden
55 South Main Street
Suffield, CT
"Steeped in Stitches" 
Saturday September 12th 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, September 13th 10 am - 4 pm

Schedule includes:

  • Quilt Raffle
  • Lectures
  • Book signing Saturday @ 2:00 p.m.
  • Gift Baskets
  • Unique items for sale in the gift shop

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