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Monthly Archives: January 2016

I took a walk in the woods with a dear friend and my little dog Bleu.  Like hitting the refresh button, it’s exactly what I needed. Here deep in the woods, surrounded by the most beautiful array of green leaved trees and sprouting ferns, we were all alone. With no cell phones, text messages or people […]

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Some of you have been following our tale of building a house in Hana… a rural town on the east side of Maui, which hosts Hawaii’s largest population of ethnic Hawaiians.  It’s our last glimpse of “Old Hawaii.”  We fell in love with the place many, many years ago and were fortunate enough to purchase […]

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For this phase of the quilt, I’m taking rows of diamonds, stitching them together and joining them to other stitched rows.  It’s slow work if you consider that at every step, I iron the seams flat, working gingerly to avoid stretching the fabric.  If I get myself into a rhythm, the work goes quickly.  Before […]

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I’ve reached the point in making this quilt that the composition has been resolved and I find myself starting to piece all those diamonds together.  Set on point, the fabric is cut on the bias, so extra care must be taken to not distort the pieces.  Of course there are pins and a really hot […]

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  I’ve known this about myself… commissions frighten me.  I’ll do them, but it really brings out the worst in me as far as being an artist is concerned.  For some reason, despite the hundreds of quilts I’ve made, despite my popularity as an artist and despite my adherence to top notch standards with regards […]

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Inside its a calm and peaceful day.   Meanwhile, progress is being made on a commission quilt in the studio.  A memory quilt for a woman who wore muumuu’s made with oriental fabrics.  I’m a little lost with it, but am finding my way slowly.  I’m trying to keep my mind as present as possible; […]

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I find it interesting that in the week I announce my class to you all, the New Yorker comes  to my house and on the cover is a winter scene that utilizes irregular sized and shaped elements to create an interesting foreground to the composition.  Clearly, there are differences between an illustration and a quilt, […]

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  Robin Ferrier is a Quilt Artist living on Maui. She is best known for her organic designs, her intense use of color, and her thoughtful attention to shape and repetition. She considers herself a colorist and has developed her own style of fabric dyeing which she calls “Flat Dyeing.” Her work has been published […]

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