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Sew Somerset: Altered Vintage Golden Book

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Sew Somerset | Summer 2017

I consider myself a treasure hunter and I have built a career on rethinking the pieces that are left behind. There is something about the pages of a book that inspire and prompt me in ways an empty page does no... Read more →

The Paper Chronicles: New Compassion Cards

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The Paper Chronicles | May 2017

From the looks of these lovingly and carefully collaged releases, it seems like Colleen Attara has been quite busy of late. She describes her new work as “a heart balm,” created to “help people say what is in their hearts.” Read the full article...... Read more →

Trenton Times: Distinctive Quilt Marks School's New Name

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Trenton Times | April 2017

Artist Colleen Attara, left, presented a 48-square-foot altered book collaborative quilt to Hedgepeth/Williams Middle School of the Arts Friday as the first art installation to cel... Read more →

6ABC: Quilt Project Trenton Middle School

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TRENTON, N.J. (WPVI) - It's one work of art, filled with many others. A 48-square-foot altered-book quilt, carefully assembled by 180 students at Hedgepeth-Williams Middle School in Trenton. A myriad of little details, reflecting the many minds behind it... Read more →

Artists' Cafe: Sprinkling Hearts on Doorsteps

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Artist's Cafe | Winter 2016

How does a card line start? Mine started accidentally. I dropped a bin filled with a few thousand foam hearts in my doorway as I was walking into my house one afternoon last summer. Red hearts in an assortment of s... Read more →