Dancin' Deb Designs

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Waukesha Art Crawl - May 7, 2011

I have been working dilegently to get items ready for the upcoming Waukesha Art Crawl on May 7th. I'll be taking part in the Getaway on Grand Gallery. It is on Grand Avenue between Main and South Streets. More details to follow as well as photos of some of the items I'll be selling.

Hope to see you there.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Overdue Update

How the months fly! I used to laugh at my folks when they told me time would go so much faster when I got older. Here we are at the end of March.

I've had a lot of creative things happening. I learned how to make knitted socks. I've never knit anything more than a scarf previously, but a dear friend came home and told me he found someone to teach me how to make socks. Some circular knitting needles and yarn and I was on my way.

I never thought I'd finish the first one, but I did and here is the result (proudly modeled by the recepient):

I've started my second pair and have two more friends who will get socks this year!

Off to do something creative! Tomorrow, more creative news!

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

An Overdue Post

I am struggling with learning how to move forward in my challenges so far. I look at the work all the other artists in the visioning project are doing and feel that I am too much of a newbie to be in their company.

I need to find the confidence to move forward. The hard thing is that the people who give me positive feed back are such dear friends that I fear their compliments are out of friendship.

What to do.....?

Monday, October 18, 2010


Change is a word that frightens many and I am feeling that fear. The good thing is that the fear is connected to a feeling of excitement and discovery.

This past weekend, I went with Main Street Ballroom to a competition in Wausau. It was not always easy to watch the dancing knowing that I may never compete again, but Peg, Don and Katie all danced well. Peg even took Top Student!

I know now that I need to really develop my creative side and find my voice as an artist. For so long, dancing has been my creative outlet. To leave it behind will not be easy, but it must happen. So now the question is--where do I go from here?

I have joined the SAQA Visioning Project for 2011 and have joined two on line challenges--Fast Friday Fabric Challenge and Artitude to stretch me over the next year.

Here's to new beginnings and moving forward!

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Sunday, August 01, 2010

Cleaning Out The Sewing Room

I’m cleaning out my sewing room and need to purge some of the items I’m no longer using. All books in excellent condition and contain all pattern pieces. Prices on books include shipping. US orders only please! I can accept Pay Pal or money order. Personal checks will need to clear before I ship order.

I will not be responsible for items after they have been mailed. Optional insurance is at the discretion and cost of the buyer. As of November, 2008 insurance rates were $1.70 for the first $50.00 coverage.

$18.00 Books:
Luminous Landscapes by Gloria Loughman (Original price $28.95)
Color Play by Joen Wolfrom (Original Price $27.95)
Diamond Quilts & Beyond by Jan Krentz (Original Price $28.95)
Free-Style Quilts by Susan Carlson (Original Price $23.95)
Passionate Patchwork by Kaffe Fassett (Original Price $24.95)
Color & Composition for the Creative Quilter by Katie Pasquini Masopust & Brett Barker (Original Price $24.95)
Dazzling Quilts (Easy Glitz and Instant Glamour) by Pamela Mostek (Original Price $24.95)
Quilted Forest Décor by Terrie Kralik (Original Price $23.99)
Coloring with Thread by Ann Fahl (Original Price $24.95)
Quilted Memories (Celebrations of Life) by Mary Lou Weidman (Original Price $23.95)
Thinking Outside the Block by Sandi Cummings (Original Price $24.95)

$15.00 Books:
Fun Fast Fusies by Frieda L. Anderson (Original price $19.95)
Contemporary Quilting by Cindy Walter & Stevii Graves—this book did get wet, pages are crinkled but still great photos, etc. (Original Price $24.99)
Altered Art by Terry Taylor (Hardcover - Original Price $19.99)
Affairs of the Heart (Applique Masterpiece) by Air Rossmann (Original Price $21.95)
Color Magic for Quilters by Ann Seely & Joyce Stewart (Original Price $19.95)
Applique At Play (19 Sport Blocks to Mix and Match) by DeElda Wittmack ($19.95)
Fusing Fabric (Creative Cutting, Bonding) by Margaret Beal ($19.95)
Crafts and Keepsakes for the Holidays by Martha Stewart Living

$10.00 Books:
Quiltagami by Mary Jo Hiney (Original Price $14.99)
Easy Art Quilts (Amazing Designs Based on Tradition) by Christiane Meunier (Original Price $14.95)
Lean to Do Hand Quilting In Just One Day by Nancy Brenan Daniel

$3.00 Magazines:
American Quilter Magazine, Winter 2005
American Quilter Magazine, Spring 2006
American Quilter Magazine, Summer 2006
American Quilter Magazine, Fall 2006
American Quilter Magazine, Projects 2006
American Quilter Magazine, Spring 2007
American Quilter Magazine, Fall 2007
American Quilter Magazine, Projects 2007
American Quilter Magazine, January 2008
American Quilter Magazine, March 2008
American Quilter Magazine, May 2008
American Quilter Magazine, July 2008
American Quilter Magazine, September 2008
American Quilter Magazine, November 2008
American Quilter Magazine, January 2009
Down Under Quilts, Issue 91
Down Under Quilts, Issue 94
Down Under Quilts, Issue 85
Down Under Quilts, Issue 109
Down Under Quilts, Issue 109
Creative TECHniques, Summper 2007

Thanks for Looking!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Getting My Creative Back...

I spent a portion of my weekend dying some miscellaneous fabrics. This is something I've wanted to do for some time.
I went with some colors I wouldn't normally choose like red and orange as well as a couple of my favorites, blue and lime green. I used muslin, cotton duck, batting, dryer sheets, some cotton doilies and cheesecloth. I loved seeinghow the different fabrics took the colors in different ways. The light purple is how the dryer sheets came out using the same blue dye that is on the batting next to it. I can't wait to start using some of these fabrics to create something new. I hope to do some stamping and painting on top of what I have hear.
I also ordered an embellisher machine this weekend so I can do needle felting. It won't get to me for 5 to 10 days, so I can spend the next few weeks thinking of ideas!

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Website & Upcoming Lecture

I have the new website running. It's not as big as the old one, but it is a way for people to get information about me online. www.dancindeb.com is the new address.

I am busy preparing for a lecture on July 13th at the Log Cabin Quilters in Muskego, WI. I'll be presenting "Fun With Angelina." I'm looking forward to this night with some wonderful quilters!