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Author of Thread Magic: The Enchanted World of Ellen Anne Eddy Fiber artist, author and teacher

Would you like to have a class with Ellen?

Ellen would be delighted to have a class with you or your group! You can check out her classes at www.ellenanneeddy.com. She also offers independent studio time in her studio in Indiana. Talk to Ellen about classes at 219-921-0885, or contact her scheduler Melida at 405-735-3703 .to set a date
Monday, August 9, 2010

Some Beautiful Beast Quilts

Some Beautiful Beasts
A while back I asked folks for some pictures of their beautiful beast quilts to freshen up a slide show of mine.Slide shows are kind of like make up.They need fresh images every so often to keep them interesting and current.

Most slide shows you offer to guilds are about how you did something. But The Beautiful Beast Lecture is different. Instead it's the stories of why someone did a quilt.Basically, it's an answer to the question, "Why is there a bug on this quilt?"So I was looking for great stories as well as great images.

Although most of the quilts are my own, any lecture is much stronger when you add other people's considerable vision and talent.Here are some of the fabulous quilts people sent me. I was bowled over by the work they sent.

I chose quilts that fit into certain categories and had the best stories and the clearest pictures. I wish I could have used them all, because they were all fabulous.

I promised the people I chose for the lecture a CD copy of the lecture. This was foolish because I neglected to ask for their physical addresses. So I will be sending out a downloadable copy of it to you through YouSendIt. If you wish a hard copy, please email me with your physical address.

This little slide show is not the full lecture. It's a showing of the great quilts people shared with me.

Thanks again for sending your lovely work to me, so I can share it  with the  quilters who come to my lectures!
Friday, August 6, 2010

Lecture at Chesterton Art Fair

Ellen Anne Eddy will be giving a lecture at the Chesterton Art Fair on August 7th and 8th at Hawthorne  Park in Porter, Indiana.
The lecture will be from 4-5PM, on both Sunday and Saturday. The lecture is free with your $5 admission to the fair.


The lecture is The Enchanted World of Ellen Anne Eddy, and will talk about her journey from a traditional quilter to an internationally known fiber artist.
Join Ellen for her lecture and for a Garden and Studio Walk after the lecture just down the street from the park at 125 Franklin Street.
Thursday, August 5, 2010

Celebrate St. Guinefort's Day

Come and join us as we celebrate 
St. Guinefort's day!
Illustration courtesy of Kent Roberts
Normally I'm all about the quilts.But there are times when you just have to party and this is one of them.


St. Guinefort was a greyhound saint. He protected his family to the end and was sainted. There was a bit of a flap about him being a dog, but I know many more dog saints than I do people ones. And dogs, of course, are people too.


People who know me know I am privileged to live with three fabulous greyhounds as well as 4 cats. Though my dogs do not always wear their halos, any good greyhound is, of course, a saint.


Recently I've had some difficulties with some unpleasant neighbors. The silver lining to this cloud has been the help and support of my community and my friends. It seems the best way to deal with bad energy is to pour out joy and love. Will you come help me?


So for August 22nd, the saint day of St. Guinefort, I'm having a party to bless and celebrate my dogs, my yard and my community.


So come and  bring any dog friendly dog who would like to join us and a pot luck item or something to grill or drink and help us celebrate.


Sunday, August 22nd
Thread Magic Studio
125 Franklin Street
Chesterton, IN 46304
3:30 PM to when it stops.


Instructions from interstate 94
Get off at exit 22 Porter. Go to Beam Street (across from Sayers Baskets). Turn right. Go to the second stop sign, which is Wagner Street. 


Turn right. Go two small blocks to Franklin Street. Turn left. 


My house is the only brick house with two concrete greyhounds on the porch.  If you find yourself at the corner of walk and don't walk, call 219-921-0885 for instructions.


Finnie says you have to come. I've promised I'll cook hot dogs for all of the hot dogs.




Kent Roberts was kind enough to let me use his fabulous portrait of St. Guienefort. You'll find his work at Cafe press and on his web site at Kent Roberts. He'll also do a portrait of your dog. How cool is that?

Monday, August 2, 2010

Guest Blog On Subversive Stitchers!

I am honored to have a guest blog on Subversive Stitchers: Women Armed with Needles. Dawn does such a beautiful blog. I was delighted when she asked me for a posting.
Go check it out!
Thanks, Dawn!

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