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Posts Tagged ‘Colleen Lindsey’

Win a gorgeous quilt and support the Batwa Pygmies

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Detail of Colleen's quilt featuring Ugandan animals

Colleen Lindsey has been hard at work on a quilt to be raffled off at the Columbia City Gallery on Sunday, May 23rd from 6:30-8:30 pm  to benefit the Volunteer Artists Program (VAP). The event will raise funds to send artists to Uganda to work with the Batwa Pygmies to find a way to sustain themselves. Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large recently wrote a nice profile of Marsha Conn and her work with the Batwa.

The event is free and the raffle tickets for a chance at Colleen’s amazing quilt are only $5!

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Artist-to-artist: Jeanette Wallis — Activist, Journalist and Creative Spirit

Monday, April 19th, 2010

This is the first of SPArts new monthly artist-to-artist series, where South Park artists reveal a little about themselves and their work in this little corner of Seattle. Colleen Lindsey, “the chick who sews on Sullivan”, a fabric artist, and a long time South Park Arts member, met recently with new South Parker, artist and activist Jeanette Wallis.

Jeanette Wallis and her dog, courtesy of

Jeanette Wallis and her black lab, Sherpa, courtesy of

I sat down with a new neighbor, Jeanette Wallis, not knowing what to expect. She came bearing freshly made tea made from nettles, dandelion flowers and mint, which was exceedingly delicious. She has a sense of whimsy about her and her smile is infectious. I discovered that she is also a sewer so, naturally, I liked her immediately. She was in awe over my fabric stash and told me she wants to be a creator of beautiful things. She also has a talent for telling stories of some of the incredible moments of her life, spinning the tales as effortlessly as the tea spills into my mug. Here is some of what I learned about her in that evening meeting, the first of the many to come, I am sure.

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