I will be working on the whale today (Saturday) from roughly 8AM-12PM. Tomorrow I will have to attend the UHart graduation ceremony, so I will not be able to hold whale hours. But I hope to have some hours next week, ideally 8AM-12PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday!
I am happy to report that I’m now testing negative for COVID. I managed it relatively well but am glad to say I’m feeling better.
It’s a busy weekend– the studio on 428 Main Street will be hopping on Friday for the downtown First Fridays event! Join in from 5-8PM to check out the show and sew along.
Five of my other pieces will be shown this weekend at the Haddam Neck Congregational Church Quilt Show. The event is a wonderful opportunity to see a wide range of beautiful handmade quilts and they’re nice enough to include me! The event takes place at the historic Haddam Neck Congregational Church at 408 Quarry Hill Road, Haddam Neck CT
May 7th from 10AM-5PM and May 8th from 12PM to 5PM
There’s also a bake and plant sale!
My hours at the studio will be early this weekend– 8AM-12PM on Saturday and Sunday so that I can also help cover the kids’ sports and other events throughout the weekend. I’ll be diving in headfirst on the 53 foot long bowhead whale.
I’m happy to report that we finished the 60 foot long sperm whale this past weekend– here you can see a photo with three teenagers standing on it(!)
I hope to get an aerial photo with Dan’s drone soon, but we’ve had a setback as I tested positive for Covid on Tuesday of this week. My symptoms have been moderate– just a lot of brain fogginess, congestion, aches, and tiredness. I’ve been resting and ingesting a ton of fluids.
But sadly this means no open hours on the whale this weekend, as I will not be able to hold them again until I’ve had a negative test.
The 53 foot long bowhead whale is already installed on Main Street in Middletown, and will be there throughout the month of May.
Here’s a photo of it on the Uhart campus two weeks ago, with some amazing Uhart students helping me start it!
We are so close to finishing the 60-foot long sperm whale! I honestly believe we’ll complete it Saturday.
Please drop by between 10Am-2PM on Saturday or 12PM-4PM on Sunday. On Sunday we’ll also have some special guest stars visiting from Fordham, which will be super fun.
We’re nearly done with the 60 foot long sperm whale, and will be working to sew the panels together this weekend, from 10AM-4PM both Saturday and Sunday at 428 Main Street in Middletown, CT.
Hello sewing friends– this weekend will be a bit of a departure from my regular schedule, as next week is my spring break. YAY! Never have I so looked forward to a spring break in my life.
This Saturday, March 12th, I will be sewing from 8AM-12PM at 428 Main Street. I am not planning on having sewing hours on Sunday, March 13th.
Next week, I will be in the studio on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (March 14, 16, and 18) from 8 AM to 12 PM each day.
If my typical hours don’t work for you, but there’s a time or day of the week that would be perfect for you to drop by, let me know in the comments– I can try to accommodate you!
Very excited to be heading to the whale this weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 12-4 each day to sew the whale. Drop in to sew along, or just to see some of the pieces up close.
Thanks to Maria Johnson for taking this panoramic shot of me working this past weekend.
Are you unavailable on weekends but would like to check out the whale? Drop a comment and let me know what times might work for you. I cannot guarantee anything during the regular college semester, but once classes end in late spring I may be able to add times that are more amenable.
I’m so grateful to the Connecticut Artists Respond Grants for the funding to support this project and to the Middletown Downtown Business District and Dominick DeMartino for their support and generosity in the use of 428 Main Street in Middletown.
I’ll be sewing the 60-foot long sperm whale this weekend at 428 Main Street in Middletown Saturday and Sunday February 26 and 27 from 12PM-4PM.
If you’ve seen the whale at any point, you will be amazed at how quickly it is progressing!
Parking is widely available in Middletown, either in meters along Main Street or in the Melilli Plaza parallel to Main.
Whether you want to sew or just want to see, feel free to drop in.
I’ll be sewing the 60-foot long sperm whale this weekend at 428 Main Street in Middletown Saturday and Sunday from 12PM-4PM.
As you can see, we’re making a lot of progress. Come join in!
The weather is beautiful, and I’ll be at 428 Main Street in Middletown today and tomorrow sewing a whale from 12PM-4PM.
Come. Make. Art.