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At 2:37pm on December 1, 2014, Judy Rankine said…

Hi Christina,

I lost your comment to me, but wanted to answer your question of how I started making cloth dolls.  I had always loved the handmade cloth dolls that a friend of mine had when I was in grade school, and I loved to sew, so I just started in cloth.

At 10:39am on December 1, 2014, Leslie Wright said…

Hi Christina,

Yes, Thanksgiving got in my way too!   Just back and now working toward my winter shows.

I do find knitting/crocheting meditative, unlike sewing!   When weaving patterns, it is also meditative.

Can't imagine not staying busy!

At 11:03pm on November 30, 2014, Judy Rankine said…

Thanks for the welcome, Christina.  I liked your hats, I make small hats for my dolls so I am always interested in handmade hats.  This site is overwhelming to me right now, but I will keep working with it until I understand what I am doing.  I like the idea of the communication between artists.

At 9:03am on November 25, 2014, Leslie Wright said…

I think I have 5 boiled wool jackets!!!   I love them.   When I was little and my mother used to take us all to the fabric store, I would go down the aisles and feel all the materials!   I just loved it.    So, some things do start early!    Buying a lamb at a county fair started me in spinning, knitting and eventually, weaving!

At 4:37pm on November 24, 2014, Jack Giesen said…

Thanks for your comment/welcome message on my wall, Christina! Looking forward to some great discussions here at Art Fair Insiders.

At 11:39am on November 24, 2014, Leslie Wright said…

Thank you SO much, Christina!    

I love your felted items.   I've always been so attracted to felted bags and hats!

At 11:10am on November 24, 2014, Leslie Wright said…

Hi Christina,

I design and weave textiles and then design and construct jackets.    Been at it for 35 years!    I still love what I'm doingWright%2CL1.jpg

At 1:33am on November 13, 2014, Edward Jones said…

Thank you for welcome..


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At 9:42am on November 12, 2014, Melody J. Curtis said…

Hi Christina -- yes, indeed, I am "behind the scenes." Am on the board of the Arts Council here and we are looking at holding a juried art expo in 2016. Another committee member suggested this was a great site to look at. Am learning a lot! (For 17 years I was with the Smithsonian Inst. as a sr. program coordinator, so this is new territory for me). Thanks for your note.

At 4:01pm on November 11, 2014, Christopher Meredith said…

Thank you for the welcome! I just applied and got accepted to my first juried show. I'm hoping to learn a lot here on this website so I have some idea of what I'm doing before I get there.

At 3:06pm on November 3, 2014, Nancy Peterson said…

Hi Christina - just trying to figure out this site.  I do have a glass making studio on Beaver Island as well as in Ann Arbor.  I live on the island in the summer months (I'm retired).  So I am just back from my stay there. 

thanks for the welcome!  Love your felting pictures.


At 8:24pm on November 1, 2014, Mary K Heilman said…

Thanks, Christina, I am glad to join the group!

Kate Heilman

At 3:34pm on October 31, 2014, Lori Buff said…

Thanks Christina, I’ve been enjoying the site already.  It’s been very informative.

At 11:04am on October 30, 2014, Jeri Vitello said…


Thanks for the welcome.  Pleased to meet another fiber artist.  I am weaver.  I have been weaving for about 10 years, but have been doing the show circuit for just a couple of years.  I have been a fly on the wall at this site, but recently decided to be more active.

At 9:27am on October 29, 2014, Gretchen Smith said…

Thank you for the warm welcome! I can tell you I have already found this website to be so very helpful! Unfortunately, I have enjoyed reading the information and conversation here so much that I have not painted as much as I should have since, instead, Time has been spent here, oh well, there is always more time, right? ...I'll call it a happy distraction. Today though, will be spent setting up my booth for new photos for submissions, because I realize now what was wrong with my earlier booth shots. Again, thank you for the wonderful welcome!

At 8:43am on October 29, 2014, Cheryl Cenzi said…

Thank you! So happy to be here.

At 8:52am on October 28, 2014, Liz Ligeti said…

Thanks so much Christina! I'm very happy to be a new member and have not done a show yet but signed up here to learn what to do.  

At 11:05pm on October 27, 2014, Robin Klarmann said…

Thanks for the warm greetings Christina! 

At 3:28pm on October 27, 2014, STEPHEN R HAND said…

Thank you Christina, Looking forward to browsing your site thanks. Just getting started in the art show business. Need all the help I can get. Stephen R Hand

At 10:58am on October 23, 2014, Judy Jones said…

Hi Christina,

So nice to be greeted so warmly.  Thank you.  I have checked my profile and the website is correct now.  Don't know what happened when I typed it in the first time.  Must have been a mental distraction! LOL! Anyway the correct URL is Let me know what you think of the site. Judy

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