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Time Out

IT’S HERE ALREADY!

A R T   B I Z   J A M

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I signed up months ago when it seamed like a far off, fun way to spend a few days in an attempt, to rest, refresh and refocus on, the (my) art. Where it came from and possibly where it’s going and why.

A time to retreat from the extremely busy year of working, renovating, moving, etc.

And, I expect, a time to reflect, as well.

A time of learning from artist friends & associates/colleagues in the BIZ, who will be teaching.

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As an extra bonus, a time to share the experience with my graphic artist daughter, Kate.

Keeping Up

I am a big believer in keeping busy but so far, 2014 has kept me hopping a bit more than I like. Slowing down does not seam to be an option and I suppose, that’s OK with me, for now.

So, for our latest activities in a nutshell:

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• We’re in and beginning to operate in the new work space. In fact, yesterday we started our first project there, making fabric games for Operation Christmas Child’s shoe box ministry. Many of us enjoy this charitable opportunity at Christmas and it seamed a fitting way to kick off workshops at our new Joy Studio. If you are local (Pacific, MO) and would like to join us, we’re opening the work space on Mondays in September to make these and more. All supplies included for this free workshop. Drop me a line for directions.

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• We have a Holiday Fabric Special on our Halloween, Christmas and all items, in our Etsy Shop till Thanksgiving. For 25% OFF use Code: holiday2014 at the checkout.

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• Plus, we have just added two more collections this week. A classic fairy tale group, Tidings & Tales and Dear Santa!

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To follow us on Facebook or visit the Etsy Shop, use the links above.

Long Forgotten Projects

Uncovering some long forgotten projects as we continue the move to the new work space. And it’s beginning to look like there may be hundreds of them, collected over time. All with good intentions to complete, of course. Anyone else relate?

JoyStudioFProject3It feels good to finally tackle this one.  Oak topped farm table.

JoyStudioFProjectJoyStudioFProject2It was covered with stubborn glue and old red marbled linoleum when we found it. Scraping, sanding and waxing the top but keeping the time worn white painted finish on the legs, apron and drawer fronts. A wonderful, naturally distressed piece.

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the new Joy Studio Office.

Fabric Run

Sticking to the August schedule.

This week, wrapping & running fabric to the

JOY STUDIO

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Painting Progress

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At the new JOY STUDIO Retreat & Work Space

Becoming a blank canvas for creative spaces, with a fresh coat of linen paint.

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August goals for getting into the new location by September:

Week #1 – Complete Painting & Cleaning

Week #2 – Move Fabric & Frames

Week #3 – Move Furniture, Fixtures & Supplies

Week #4 – Organize & Refine the Space

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For further information & updates on the Joy Studio cottage,

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A First & Favorite

WIN A PANEL!!! – Details at Quilting Treasures Facebook Pg.

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I am honored to announce that Quilting Treasures is again presenting,

the HUNGRY ANIMAL ALPHABET panel!

From our very first (& favorite) fabric collection, back by popular demand.

The HAA Panel – Available in quilt shops now.

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AND

Just in time to grab some Hungry Animal Alphabet coordinates during our moving SALE!!!

Save 30% at our Etsy Shop.

Use Code: moving2014 at checkout thru Aug. 7

Moving Sale

So, what would moving be . . .

without a MOVING SALE!

On our Etsy Store for the next 3 weeks, 30% OFF on 3 new fabric group listings.

Enter code: moving2014 at checkout

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Also

30% off on ALL of our fabric listings!

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