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Monday, February 7, 2011

One World One Heart

Here is my entry into the One World One Heart Swap!  I am excited to be participating for the first time.  My understanding is that I am supposed to tell a little about myself in this post.  Generally I try to avoid that.  Perhaps I would rather be a woman of mystery.  I can tell you that I am a long time quilter developing into a fabric artist and I am very thankful for all my internet friends who have helped me along my path.  Perhaps you are one of them.  Here is my "door prize" for the swap.
It is called "How Much Rice Is In Your Bowl?"  I made it for the Art for Hunger show at the University of Maine at Augusta. The dark fabric in the back is hand dyed. The circles are organza sewn down with a machine satin stitch with hand embroidered seed stitches for the rice.  It is 5 inches by 5 inches and is mounted on heavy white embossed paper I use for my relief printing.  It is hung using 2 chop sticks.

If you would like a chance to win this door prize (including postage for it), please leave me a comment by February 17. I promise I will get it into the mail to you within 3 days.  I also promise that I will check out your blog.  Like I said, I have learned a lot from my internet friends and I would be happy to add you to my list of friends.


  1. Greetings from Northern Virginia. I'd love a chance at your prize! Thanks.
    Please feel free to enter my drawing at www.knitterofhatsspeaks.blogspot.com
    OWOH participant #523
    avennett AT verizon DOT net

  2. This is amazing and a perfect gift for a lovely girl from Korea, that is a friend. She would smile and love it so!

    Your designs are very awesome, I enjoy your site very much!


  3. Hello, fantastic piece of fabric art. I just stumbled onto fiber arts when I took a class at a dollmakers conference with an Aussie fiber/doll maker. It was so much fun. I wish I had time to experiment & play more as there as just so many tricks & surprises playing with fabric. I looked at some of your fabric experiments & WOW is all I can say. hope you don't mind I follow ya.

    dot #599

  4. Hi there !
    Lovely giveaway! Pls count me in and if you want, pls take a moment to visit my #58 on Magic Carpet :)
    Thank you for the chance to win!
    Hugs from Tuscany, Italy
    Mila :)

    #58 on Magic Carpet

  5. what a lovely piece for a good cause. I am so excited to participate in my first OWOH blog tour . Your creativity is lovely. I hope I am lucky enough to win.
    please check out my blog

  6. Hallo , nice to meet you.
    Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
    This is beautiful.
    Please count me in.
    Please come visit me on my blog aswell, I join the OWOH- event too.
    Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

  7. What a terrific way to bring some recognition to a incredible cause. Really makes me think.


  8. Hello from Ky! This is my first year participating in this great event! There are so many creative bloggers out here! Please count me in your door prize drawing. Thank You, Tee creationsbytee@gmail.com

  9. This is beautiful! So leased to meet you. Do drop by for a visit when you have a moment. #645

  10. Nice to meet you - and what a lovely giveaway!!

    Please enter me (my email is in my profile) and stop by my giveaway if you like.


  11. Hello from southeastern Massachusetts. I enjoyed looking thru your blog. I will be back after OWOH is over to spend more time. Thanks for the opportunity of winning your beautiful fabric giveaway.
    Stop and visit my blog #634, as I have several giveaways.

  12. Hello, so nice to meet you, this is such a lovely piece I would be thrilled to win. Pop over to me for a visit if you find the time!

  13. I love your social-justice art! I'm happy to meet you and hope you will visit my blog, too!

  14. Your art is KEWL and someone will be very lucky to win.

    Hoopie OWOH 2011

    visit me @

  15. How lovely, I hope I win!

    Come on by my blog & enter my OWOH giveaway also, I'm #590.

    Enjoy your journey,

    Hoerauf at comcast dot net

  16. Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well.
    http://gaylepage-robak.blogspot.com or #230 on the OWOH list.

    Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

    Hugs, Gayle
    e-mail: gaylepage-robak@westman.wave.ca
    my blog: http://gaylepage-robak.blogspot.com

  17. I love this piece and especially its message about hunger. It would be an honor to win it.
    Come by if you have a minute for a visit and cup of tea in my blog #68

  18. What an interesting experiment. I would love to see it in person. Please add me to your giveaway and come over and visit me. I am No. 229 on the list.

  19. I am here from the Florida Gulf Coast area
    so very nice to meet you, stop by for a visit... 566 & 567

  20. Hi from Canberra Australia.
    I love your work.
    Please drop by and enter my giveaway as well.
    Doreen #573

  21. Greetings from a fello blogger/crafter in the UK.

    So nice to have the opportunity to visit your blog.

    What a wonderful piece of facric art... love it!

    Thank you for being part of this amazing journey of happiness. Feel free to visit me too.

    Caroline OWOH #613

  22. I really like the background of your give away. Would love to see that on my wall.
    Sonja (#785)

  23. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years seeing all of the wonderful blogs and meeting everyone. Thanks for your participation in the event.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  24. That is so awesome. I love art with a political message and I would love to win this.
    rinda 1961 at yahoo dot com

  25. Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
    Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
    Winning your give away would be awesome!
    Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.


  26. Beautiful! Great giveaway! Nice to meet you. I would love a chance to win. :) Marcia

    Marciadotcom @ yahoo.com

  27. Yea! I'm so glad to be here and to meet you. You have an awesome blog, and I love the adorable matchbox! Come check my blog out sometime. Thanks for entering me in your contest!

  28. Greetings from Cody, Wyoming! Isn't this fun? What a nice blog! Your offering is awesome - so lovely! Please enter me.
    ( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com }
    If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
    # 385 http://stampgram.blogspot.com
    # 132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

  29. Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

  30. Very pretty. Nice work. If you have time, please visit me, I'm #716.


  31. Hello from another quilter in Ohio. Your piece is so very lovely and unique. Such a wonderful give away! I have enjoyed going though your past posts and love all that you do. Stop by when you have time. Wanda #220
    needlewings (at) mac (dot) com

  32. This is truly beautiful. I would happily hang this gorgeous piece of art in my home. It's so beautiful and delicate...

  33. Thank you for being apart of OWOH journey across the world!


  34. What a beautiful piece of art.

  35. A thoughtful, moving piece of work.
    I'm glad I stopped by...
    #353 if you have time.

  36. Hello from Navada! I love your giveaway! Please count me in! Thank you!!

    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

  37. It was wonderful wandering through you world today on my OWOH journey. Thank you for having me.

    Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway ^_^

    I hope that you will come and visit me too in Alabama on your next outing. #104 Southern Ooaks


  38. Well, I think...I was intimidated to start quilting and using fabric but now that I've seen I need a welding apron, I may change my mind and run for the hills!! When an artist makes art for a noble or charitable cause, you know that the quality of time/effort/materials will be first rate. I would love to do honor of this art by hanging it in a special place, my new grandson's room. I want him to grow up surrounded by wonderful works, of many varieties. I was not raised that way and now can lament that fact. Thank you for the generosity in your gifting. Tina

  39. Love your work!!!! It was so nice to stay awhile and enjoy a coffee with you. If you get the chance I would love you to visit me downunder (Australia) so I can return the favour. #819 mustlovepaint.blogspot.com

  40. Oh what lovely work you do. I can't wait to see what the erosion bundle comes out to look like. I have never tried dying fabric but perhaps I will give it a try after seeing all your beautiful work.

  41. Hi there. Hope you are enjoying the ride. Please call on me at #100 if you have a chance.

  42. I just checked out your blog and can tell I wanted to follow. I absolutely love your banner and your door prize for OWOH! Fabulous and how perfect it was for the exhibit. Please count me in and fly on over for a visit to number 92 where a clay face planter awaits you.

    Warm wishes,

    Cheryl-Healing Woman

  43. What a wonderful Giveaway. With pleasure I would win it.
    I find your Blog very nice.
    Visits me simply sometimes to my Giveaway OWOH #646

  44. this is striking. I would love a chance to win. I am visiting from California and am also participating. http://craftygeordi.blogspot.com/2011/02/one-world-one-heart-2011.html

  45. Hailing you from sunny Arizona. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and learning about you and your art. I hope you’ll visit my blog and signup to win my prizes. Laura

  46. I love the piece, and find the name of your blog very catchy. I quilt also from time to time. Please enter me and enter my OWOH at http://gemtrails.blogspot.com/2011/01/one-world-one-heart-giveaway.html

  47. I think your door prize is fantastic and so creative, and such a wonderful cause to create it for. I would be honored to win it and show it off to all who entered my home! Please come and check out my blog as well. I am your newest follower today, I look forward to more visits!

  48. You made a beautiful give-away.
    Very original.
    Many greetings from the Netherlands,



  49. This is perfect--I periodically teach a world hunger class for kids, and this is a lovely illustration of an unlovely issue.

    Happy OWOH to you! Stop by for a visit if you get the chance--I'm flying along with you.

    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

  50. Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway!! Glad to meet you as I take my slow journey around the world...
    Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
    wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
    Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

  51. Hello from Australia... love your fabric art... what a truly beautiful giveaway... please count me in...

    Jenny x

  52. What a beautiful hanging. Thanks for a chance to win.

  53. So very beautiful...!
    Would love for you to stop in at my blog for a visit :)

  54. Love your give away and I'd be thrilled to win! thanks for stopping by my blog!

  55. Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  56. How cute is that what a great giveaway!

    canadianmadeskyy @hotmail.ca

  57. Cool prize, and I love the pic in your header! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)


  58. Very cool prize, love it! Please throw my name in your hat for your drawing.

    If you are out and about in blogland, stop by #521 and meet me, I've enjoyed meeting you!

  59. I really like your rice bow art piece, and what it represents. I think you are all about the deeper meaning, and I like that.

    I'd love it if you stop by my blog giveaway too!
    Waxela (wa-shay-la)

  60. Thanks for inviting me to your blog. This is my first OWOH and it's been quite a trip. If you have time please wander over to my blog. Nice to meet you.

  61. Greetings from BC, Canada! Nice to meet you! Very nice giveaway! I enjoyed my time visiting your blog. Come enter my giveaway when you get a chance. #788

  62. I would love to win your panel. A great idea using chopsticks that support the work.

  63. What a wonderful door prize! Thanks for the chance to win! Please visit me at Irish Muses #678.

  64. Thank you for visiting my blog, and may I say what a lovely prize. The perfect place for it? In my house! My gmail is amethystlilypads@gmail.com

  65. Hi From Sunny Arizona...
    What a beautiful share. I absolutely adore this giveaway. I love that it hangs by two chop sticks, and the bowls look so real. It is definitely a gift from the heart and of course that is what OWOH is all about.

    Thank you so much for giving me an opportunity to enter for this prize. I am so tickled pink. I am Country Wings in Phoenix, your newest follower. While I love signing up for gifts, I enjoy more getting the opportunity to meet and share with new friends. I do hope you will pop over and say hello. I would be thrilled if you signed up to follow my blog as well.

    Have a glorious Wednesday new friend. Country hugs, Sherry

  66. Hello "woman of mystery"! lol Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your delightful creation. I just love how you used chopsticks for hanging!

    Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  67. This is so lovely! I think it's beautiful and meaningful. Please count me in :)

    goodasgoldie at yahoo dot com

  68. Hello from Wonderland. It is so nice to meet you and visit your little part of Blogland. I would love to be included in your enchanting giveaway. Happy OWOH! Please do drop in during your journey.
    wishes and whimsy
    WenDy from WonDErlanD


  69. What a fun piece! And a wonderful blog!

    I hope you can come by and visit me when you get the chance as well.

  70. what a great give away, it goes by heart and yours has to do with the world!!
    I love to join and I will hang it with pride in my house!
    Love from Zutphen, Susanna
    #738. susi-art - Netherlands

  71. Its a stunning and thought provoking piece. Thank you for offering it as a giveaway.
    Thank you also for coming by my blog and entering my OWOH giveaway (831), good luck!

  72. Marvelous give away, hava a nice time and thanks for stopping by. Loredana

  73. Gorgeous work. Lovely. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

  74. Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
    Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
    ~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

  75. Hail fellow Mainer! Glad to "meet" you. I love your piece and would hang it proudly in my studio - it's a wonderful, simple yet powerful message piece - and I love that! If you have a chance, please stop by for a visit. #657

  76. Thanks for visiting my blog. You do amazing work! I would love you win your prize.

    I am Fisher's staff.

  77. Hi Quilt or Dye, I would love to win "How Much Rice Is In Your Bowl." How interesting! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

  78. YYAAAHHHOOOOO!!! Love quilting. Didn't think I could enjoy it as much as I do. Hello from a fellow quilter in Tennessee :-)

  79. Hello. Thank you for welcoming me to your blog. What a lovely creation! I love quilting, and quilts. Please feel free to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway also. Just click on my blog link or I'm #625.

    Happy OWOH to you!

  80. I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing, if you get a chance to stop by, I am blog #809

  81. Lovely work. Love this OWOH meet and greet. Stop by sometime www.beckoningoflife.blogspot.com

  82. Hello from Thailand! Oh, this is so creative and something that's full of meaning.. I would love to win your giveaway.. count me in!

    Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

    laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (d0t) com

  83. Thanks for sharing. I love your wall hanging; beautiful, a humanitarian statement and well done.
    Have your best OWOH ever.

  84. Greetings from Clovis, California!
    I’ve enjoyed looking through your blog and your work is wonderful. Stop by and visit mine for a chance to win my door prize. In the meantime, I hope this journey is as fun for you as it is for me.
    Best, Holly
    My blog: http://tuscanroad.blogspot.com
    Email: tuscanroad@sbcglobal.net

  85. Thanks for visiting my blog. Your enthusiastic eagerness to win my giveaway was very encouraging.

    I'd love to enter your giveaway, not only is your piece beautiful, but so full of meaning.

  86. Hi so nice of you to drop by my blog ! so nice to meet you and see your wonderful creations ! i would love a chance at winning your lovely wall hanging it is beautiful !

    take care


  87. Hello, there! Nice to meet you! Hope you're having a wonderful time blog hopping, I certainly am. I love your fabric art and drawings. It's all so wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity to win your Fabric Art Canvas.

    Come by my blog at MDW's Love (#548). Happy Blogging!

  88. Wow - that is so stunning and unique!! The story behind it is wonderful as well. Generally I don't turn towards quilting, per se, but love fabric, the textures, colors, translucency, etc....and this particular creative piece really speaks to me. I'm looking forward to venturing around your site more!
    So enough comment...here I go. :)
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    (WOman of mystery - I love it)
    #17 on OWOH - www.lifeunity.com

  89. I just think that is so unusual...really nicely done...

  90. What a lovely piece!
    Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

  91. Hello from beautiful NW Arkansas! It's nice meeting you! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and be sure to enter mine, too (if you haven't already.) #215 on the list.

    Warmest Regards,

    Wanda Eash
    Two Crafty Mules

  92. I absolutly love the rice bowls; please do count me in!

  93. i love your mixed media piece, and the message behind it! i would so display this on my kitchen wall!!
    please stop by my blog #30 on the list
    warm hugs & blessings from Montana!

  94. Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

    Beckie =)
    artbeckons at hotmail dot com
    San Diego, California, USA

    OWOH #119 http://artbeckons.blogspot.com
    OWOH #132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

  95. greetings from Canada.
    Nice giveaway!
    Visit me at #336 -Shimmer and Tulle

  96. Beautiful piece of embroidery. Thanks for counting me in. When you have a chance, please come visit my OWOH, if you haven't already. I'm #48 - Jerusalem Notes - Fiberwork by Debbie http://debbiesfiberwork.blogspot.com

  97. A moving, deeply meaningful creative artwork. Please visit BonsaiHabits.blogspot.com

  98. So nice to meet you,
    gorgeous gift,beautiful idea, hope to win.

    Greetings from Finland;-))m

    I have also Valentine candy:

    leikkaan @ gmail.com

  99. Wow! This is an amazing piece of fabric art. Two years ago I started quilting and I love it. I did some smaller fabric collages and sign up for a class to dye my own fabric . Please come over to #815 ,check out my blog and enter me in your draw.

  100. I hope you are enjoying the OWOH giveaway! I have met remarkable blogs there fore remarkable creators. Enjoy!

  101. Your art work is not only meaningful but beautiful as well! Woman of mystery? You got me bewildered with the welding outfit and quilting..:)
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo.com

  102. Nice to meet you!!!
    Greetings from Spain and thanks for the chance!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

  103. Greetings from Australia. Great to meet you and visit your blog. Please put me in the draw for your lovely gift and please come by #9 and say hello.

  104. Oh what a neat gift! I would gladly hang it on my wall. I did peny postcards this year it was on a similar line of feeding the poor. A true great cause. Noone ever needs to go hungry in our world. No one should either. Hugs and thanks for caring for our brothers and sisters. Sanna

  105. Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too.

  106. wow. This piece is so meaningful and so beautifully made! I really love it! Thanks for the chance to win. jinglesells at gmail dot com #357

  107. oh wow! this is right up my alley! your rice bowl piece is beautiful! thanks for the chance to win.

    it's so nice to "meet" you and to enjoy exploring your blog!

    please stop by my blog for a chance to win my gift as well, if you haven't already!

    joe in montana

  108. What a lovely and meaningful piece of art. I would love to be the lucky winner.


  109. Greetings from Kansas, This is a very interesting piece of art and I would love a chance to win it. I like the chop sticks as the hanger idea.

  110. What a very nice work, serious with a hint of humer, I love it.

  111. Hi, nice to meet you. Looks like you are LDS, so am I.

  112. You have a lovely blog and a great wall hanging. I really enjoyed my quick look around. Please enter me in your giveaway and visit me, if you haven't already. I'm number 11 and my information is on my profile page.

  113. Please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at BREATHofART@aol.com. Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at www.breathofart.blogspot.com


  114. Wow, your Art for Hunger piece is lovely, and what a great cause! I like your blog, too, though I don't have any awards for you to post. Just a long-distance smile ;) Your fabric experiments are cool -- that's on my list to try "one day" (when I find that elusive concept of "free time" that I've heard about so much.) Please enter me in your giveaway. I'd love to win! And please stop by my blog to enter my giveaway if you get a chance...a whole new (wee) world awaits you!

    Have an artful day!

    ~Nikki (#783)


  115. This is a gorgeous piece. Thanks for the chance at your doorprize!
    Stop by my giveaway as well.

  116. That is a beautiful piece of textile art, and such a great cause.
    Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, #51, on your journey.
    hugs from ON, Canada

  117. Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


  118. Lovely blog and lovely giveaways…I hope I win.
    Carolyn Kight Michigan USA
    My blogs in OWOH

    email: cmkights@tc3net.com
    another email carolynleekight@gmail.com (I like this one the best.)

  119. Greetings from Ipswich, MA USA
    I'm glad to meet you.

    I'm a jewelry artist of sorts, a watercolor painter, an upcycler, and an over all creative adventurer!

    I'd be honored for you to follow my blog!

    What a wonderful piece of fabric art. I would cherish it if becomes mine. Please enter me into the OWOH give away. I hope you can visit my blog, too. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come chat any time.

    email: Lamore225@gmail.com

    Hugs¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Linda L *

  120. hello, i'm glad i visited your blog in time for a chance to win your very meaningful giveaway! if you haven't yet, i hope you can come and visit me at http://peggyapl.blogspot.com and join my OWOH giveaway.
    hugs from peggyapl(at)gmail.com!

  121. This is really cute! Don't know if I made it or not, but either way no worries the door prize is the catalyst but it's all about saying Howdy too ;) I'd love you to come on over check out my giveaways & comment at my OWOH post if you haven't already I believe there are a few minutes (??) before close off :) oh & please feel free to drop in now and then after OWOH if you're in the bloggersphere :) that'd be cool! Now let's enjoy the final countdown of the final One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :) Up, UP & AWAAAAAAY!!


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