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Catherine Whall Smith enjoyed CT Open House Day 2015

One event done – now time to move onto the next.  Participating in CT OPEN HOUSE DAY 2015 helped me to clean-up, organize, and reflect on some of my art.   235 more words

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Contemporary Swiss and European Patchwork

A major part of my recent trip to Europe was participation in a family reunion in Neuchatel, Switzerland.  While there I had a discussion with Caroline Junier, a cousin (I think we have the same great-grandfather, if I have kept my family history straight), who until recently worked for the Neuchatel Museum of Art and History. 570 more words


Creative Inspiration: Color Combinations

Continuing my series on exploring sources of creative inspiration.

In my previous post on creative inspiration, Creative Inspiration: STRONG and BOLD Color, I discussed the influence of strong and bold color in design or fabric selection for a textile art/quilt. 149 more words


Catherine Whall Smith . . . shares a story about the Gurley Tavern or better known as "The Quilt Shop" in Chaplin

When we moved into our home over 40 years ago – our neighbor at the time was a local legend – Ruth Snow Bowen, one of the foremost quilt makers in Connecticut.   155 more words

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . here is one destination for you on June 13th, 2015 for the statewide CT OPEN HOUSE DAY

Our home is located to the south of the Old Store on Chaplin Street, and “was built sometime between 1828, when Isaac Goodell bought an acre and 17 rods from Luther Ripley for $125 and 1835, when Isaac sold the same land “with  dwelling house and merchant store and shed” to his brother, Walter Goodell, for $2500.   102 more words

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Catherine Whall Smith shares . . . A little bit of Chaplin Town & Church history

I hope you will be able to join me on Saturday, June 13th, 2015 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to celebrate Connecticut’s Open House Day. 293 more words

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