Berea Craft Festival Preview!

I’m so tickled to be participating in the 30th annual Berea Craft Festival, held in Berea, Kentucky. Today I’m busy wrapping dollies in bubble wrap, securely packaging them for travel & crossing items off my to-do list….and working on finishing a couple of dolls before this weekend’s show.

Here are a few examples of the newness I’ve created especially for the Berea Festival. There’s LOTS more. If you’re near Kentucky, come on out! Enjoy the music, food, art & hopefully, sunshine!

There’s more to be seen this weekend July 8-10th!

Scenes From the Workroom

For the last few weeks, my workroom has been buzzing with activity as I prepare for the Berea Craft Festival coming up in July. It’s a good thing I tend to work well under pressure! Here are a few scenes from my very busy workroom. These aren’t beautiful shots of a clean workspace; they’re photos of a real working home studio which sees use every single day.

My To-Do List–it keeps me on track.

My Work Table — several projects in various stage of completion.

Please give me a face.”

Swirls of paint on an old plate–just peel the paint off & wash!

Fabric selection! One of my favorite parts of the doll-making process.

Legs hanging to dry.

This is a sneak peek of two of the dolls you will see at the Berea Craft Festival July 8-10. I’m working on a series of these painted ladies with quilt blocks as a central theme. They’re beautiful in person & the blocks are based upon typical quilt blocks found in many quilts made in Appalachia & other areas.

I hope you’ll come see the whole collection! I’ll have many new dolls to offer during the festival. If you’re interested in making the show, please visit for more information. The festival will feature 120 artists from 20 states exhibiting hand-made art & crafts.

More Barns from the Kentucky Quilt Trail

Below are more barns from the US 460 Portion of the Kentucky Quilt Trail.

The Twinkling Star:


Maple Leaf – Early Fall:



Swamp Valley Museum Quilt Square in Frenchburg, KY:


Quilt squares in Frenchburg:



Click here to read my original post which includes some of this project’s history & purpose & of course, more quilt squares for viewing.