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April 22, 2017



Work is completed for the Smithsonian Craft Show, and Iím packing my bags tomorrow and Iím flying out to Washington on Monday.


The Smithsonian Craft Show is the most prestigious in the country and a select group of 120 exhibitors, chosen from applicants across the country, will be exhibiting next week. The venue is the Civil War era National Building Museum. The space has a beautiful expansion open center 4 or 5 stories high with massive columns. Circling the top are busts of famous architects. Itís a pleasant space filled with natural light and it is relaxing and enjoyable to visit.


I have a nice collection of work. These last two months Iíve gotten into embroidered lines and so there are a number of pieces reflecting that. Also Iíve been using gorgeous Italian brocaded fabrics for accents on some pieces, and continue with color blocking and cut out underlays.


I wasnít at last years show, so Iím looking forward to visiting with my DC collectors. I hope you will visit the show , and stop by my booth, 301, and try on a few garments, or just say hello.


My web site is now getting difficult to view in many browsers. I have to admit itís ten years old, and though weíve done many updates over the years, Iím in need of a new site. Until I get to that , please try Internet Explorer to view the site,or any old browser, or it can also be viewed on an iPad if it hasn't been updated to 10.3.1 The trick on the iPad is: to stop the downward scroll in any of the "Collections" pages, you must click the upward arrow, fairly quickly. Takes a little practice, but works. The static pages should be easy to view.


All of my clothing is "slow made" and each piece is either one of a kind, or limited to two or three. I source my cotton from Japan and quilt it to silk, with various techniques for carrying surface pattern.


Hope to see you there!





See you soon!