The winner of last week's giveaway of The Studio issue 16 is Nikki Wheeler. A random number generator was used to pick the winning entry number.
Stop pouting - you all have another chance now to win this Premier Issue of Play by Teesha Moore - 46 full color pages out of the private journals of pretty amazing artists - simply gorgeous. Post a comment by June 10th to be included in the drawing. And don't forget the zines offered on my Ebay auctions which end tomorrow!
The purge is going well. I unloaded about 40 boxes (priority mail size) of fabric from my stash this weekend through an impromptu announcement on my own yahoo groups (LaLasLand and Quilted Memories) as well as the larger QuiltArt list. The response just about equaled the amount of fabric I had to share with the world. It feels SO GOOD to be making this mental as well as physical space in my life. Of course there were many I have kept, and I still have a lot of fabric. It's like your closet. You wear the same clothes that you love over and over while others languish in the back of the closet. That's how it was with my fabric. Over the years, I now know my tastes and what I love to use. I know at some point I'll wish I had some pieces back, but it will force me to make new design decisions and head in different directions. I already have a pile of fabrics garnered from my stash begging to be worked with. I can't tell you now (because I don't really know yet), but it's going to be totally different from anything I have done before.