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New York Beauty Barn Quilt

New York Beauty Barn Quilt

I was raised on a farm in upstate New York and my heart will always be there.  So it is no wonder that the New York Beauty is one of my favorite quilts.  With our trip back to visit family we had to paint it on wood and photograph it up on Olmstead Hill looking over the family farm.   Painting barn quilts has become an expression of remembrance and love for me.  I paint many custom designs for people who want to choose designs or colors that have significance to them.  Knowing that my favorite quilt is also from my home...

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Maple Sap and Turkey Tail

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Maple Sap and Turkey Tail

As the summer heat turns the milkweed to amber, I know that its just a month or two before the leaves will begin to turn to the gorgeous colors of fall.  One of my favorite colors in our Prairie Paint Fall Collection is Maple Sap.  The color Maple Sap is like a rich, deep orange-ish, golden brown that can be found in the crisp leaves of fall or an heirloom pumpkin.  Whenever I am painting a fall design and need an orange, I reach for Maple Sap.  I do love our Pumpkin Patch color for brighter, vintage inspired oranges, but Maple Sap...

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American Denim Barn Quilt

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American Denim Barn Quilt

American Denim is our newest barn quilt in the Tweetle Dee Collection.  It is one of my favorite barn quilts of all time, and was inspired by the chambray colors of old denim.  My love of denim is known by my family and friends as I wear old frayed denim in all colors, with patches and stitching most days. There is just something about the soft, shades of denim cotton that says home. American Denim Barn Quilt   I choose to design this pattern with the richest red in our Prairie Paints Collection of gel-chalk paint.  Rooster Red was the...

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Prairie Paints New Products

Prairie Paints

Prairie Paints New Products

Two new products launch this week in our Prairie Paints line.  Our Prairie Paints Gel-Chalk Paint Powder and our yummy Prairie Paint Finishing Wax.  Both of these products have been in testing and production for the past year, and are now perfected and ready to share with all of our Tweetle Dee & Prairie Paint friends in our our shop. Prairie Paints Gel-Chalk PowderOur Prairie Paints Gel-Chalk Powder will turn any water based paint into a beautiful gel-chalk paint.  It is the same formula we use as a base in our own 58 gorgeous Prairie Paint line.  The powders come in...

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Pinners Conference

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Pinners Conference

It's Pinners week!  We are so excited to be loading our van and driving out to Georgia for this week's Pinners Conference in Atlanta.  We love our Georgia Pinners friends and can't wait to join you this Friday and Saturday March 11th and 12th at the Cobb Galleria Centre.  We will be teaching three amazing classes this year.   We will be teaching our How to Paint a Barn Quilt class on Saturday at 4:00.  The Farmer's Daughter is the barn quilt we will be making, one of my all time favorites.   In the class we will be covering how to draw a pattern, how...

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