I have learned sooooo much from watching your videos. They have really blessed me and had encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone. Wish you lived closer. I would love to meet you
I read your interview with Ann Bauer. My biggest obstacle is fear. I got so overwhelmed with Esty, I scared myself. But your interview really got me back on track.
“Wow, Clara, you are a great blog writer! The post was beautifully organized, presented artfully and well written! I’m so impressed with the care and thought that goes into each sentence”
I want to learn and do the best I can but struggle with making the time to do creative things. Your book (sign-up bonus) helped and I look forward to learning more from you.
“Clara, Clara, Clara: I so appreciate how you’re inspiring me to get started with free motion quilting by using my own drawings. You are brilliant!”
Shauna , 2016
“I’m still loving the education I’m getting as I read through your sketches. This was helpful. Thank you. You are very talented in multiple ways.”
“Clara, I always enjoy your writings. This was an interesting newsletter and I appreciate the time, energy and efforts you put into sharing your wisdom, talents and thoughts with us all.”
“Clara, I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your blog. It’s just the right combination of visuals and the philosophy that goes behind their creation”
“Your blog is an interesting combination of techniques and the emotional side of being an artist. Freeing up my left-sided brain to focus on creative endeavors is difficult. Your blog has helped me understand more about a creative experience and to stay loose with wherever I am in the journey.”
“Got the artwork today. Your creativity is amazing!!”
“Clara, you amaze me!!! Your generosity of talent, techniques, teaching, videos, blog, etc. are an amazing testimony to what an outstanding woman you are!!!”
So today I delivered my first, “real” art quilt for the show. The encouragement thru your blog has really helped! Thank you.
Thanks so much for your blog today, YOU Go Girl!! This is awesome, and you don’t know how much I needed to hear this right this morning.
Jo Anne, 2017
I follow Clara’s art quilting blog. Really enjoy it.
Clara, you write very well – it makes very compelling reading.
Your blog was highly recommended by a friend who is a fiber artist
Re: Art Business Advice. Check out Clara Nartey, she has blogs and emails delivered right to your email, her wisdom is very helpful.
Hi Clara, and thank you for replying to my email! I always find it surprising when a celebrity responds to my emails…it’s so surreal!
Martha Sielman, 2017
Dear Clara, thank you for your donation to SAQA’s 2017 Benefit Auction. What a phenomenal piece! In our quilting world of over-saturated color, it takes great courage to make a piece in black and white. And I really like how you’ve used only two subtle fabrics while creating all the other elements with various weights of stitching. Fantastic!
I must say, I enjoy reading your emails and blogs. I admire your energy.
I would not have had the confidence to try this without mentorship and you Clara, are one incredible mentor. Right now I am bold enough to think about creating a pattern for a photo and try to sell it. Yeah that is you helping me even want to entertain that thought.
The interview you shared this time hit me right where I needed it. (Love these God-incidences!) Love the inspiration boost. Have a great week.
Clara, thanks so much for you marbling book. Your technique really inspired me. I am a professional artist from Mexico. I have a studio/showroom in Monterrey, Mexico and since I have enough space in my showroom, I am trying to give some creative workshops in the evenings.
I find your blog very interesting and well considered; full of opportunities for discovery! Thank you for bringing forward the interviews, photos, etc. that you do. They are very helpful.
Thank you for the access code to your resources and I definitely could use a creative life coachfor my artwork! I have so much to learn. I will friend you on FB so you can see some of my artwork. I look forward to this friendship and continued educational experience!
You are inspiring me to go beyond my fears . I love your work but also your heart for sharing and your courage to share your fears. Whenever I feel “not good enough” I remind myself you say you took 6 months of practice before your thread stitching was really good. I cannot draw but will have a go doodling lol.
Clara this is more of a ministry to you or it seems that way to me. The drive, effort and time it takes
I just participated in Clara Nartey’s webinar. She is positive and personal with a sincere desire to help everyone reach their creative self! Thanks Clara.
Hi, Clara, I love what you are doing! If I had it to do all over again, I would be more like you! I’m pretty busy with my art quilt career and family, but I like to check in and see what is happening once in a while!
Clara! Thanks for the positive energy today! I am currently in the planning stages to present my best creative self. Perhaps in a little while I’ll be ready for a 1 on 1 with you. I’m at a crossroads and once I pick my way through the weeds I’ll be on a new path
Thank you Clara. You should know that you gave me the confidence and inspiration to complete this piece. Following your videos really pushed me to practice more and become proficient. I love free machining now. JThank you
Clara is, indeed, an inspiration, enthusiastic, encouraging, very talented and so generous in her teachings, newsletter, tutorials, etc.!!! I always enjoy her writing! Thanks for sharing!
Free machine embroidery has become an amazing and wonderful technique for me. I booked myself onto a basic workshop, but was very disappointed in the results. Then I came across some videos online, which truly inspired me. The videos ‘Stitch The Sketch’ were made by a wonderful American artist: Clara Nartey. She inspired me to create things that I am so happy with and develop my techniques in ways that enabled me to excel in this field
Newsletter Reader Feedback, 2018
I enjoy your gentle prodding — spend time in the studio; organize so you can make. You are a distant mentor. That was not what I expected from your newsletter. I expected tutorials. I read everything, not needing your business advice because I have retired into fiber art after managing my own business for years. But I read it anyway, realizing how valuable it is. If I’d had your advice 30 years ago, my business MIGHT have been fiber arts.