I am pleased to announce that my Newest Workshop, Pieced Pets, is being offered at Fiddlesticks Quilt Shop on July 16, 2016. Four brand new patterns, all dogs, will be available for this workshop. This is the Boxer pattern. Watch for the other patterns, coming soon.
I had the good fortune of lecturing at the Clark County (WA) Quilters annual Quilt Show. Showing one of my new dog patterns (Pieced Pets) for the first time, I discussed what to consider when selecting fabrics for pictorial quilts. Quilt Shows are so inspiring!
I am pleased to announce that I have been invited to teach at the Madeline Island School of the Arts! MISA is ranked among the top five art and craft schools in the county, featuring an impressive variety of week-long art retreats. In recent years, MISA has expanded its offerings to including workshops in [Continue Reading]
Its Christmas Eve and I thought it a fine idea to bake. Mind you, I don’t bake very often and am not particularly good at baking, but chocolate cookies are my absolute favorite. Why not spend a bit of time making my favorite cookies??!! I remember my Grandmother baking for days as as the holidays [Continue Reading]
The winter solstice marks a turning point in the year. The sun is at its nadir in the sky, marking the day with the fewest daylight hours. Its easy to miss the solstice in the crush of activities during the holidays. Yet this special day marks the turn toward summer and the promise of spring. [Continue Reading]
The winter solstice seems like a fitting time to launch my new website, one that will look great on your phone and iPad. I’m excited about the new format. Let me show you around a bit. My home page still features a sliding preview of some of my quilts. Clicking on any of those [Continue Reading]
I am fascinated by pictorial quilts. There is something wonderful about the ways in which images can be translated into cloth. Photographs ….especially my own pictures……have been the inspiration for many of my pictorial quilts. Using photographs as the basis for my quilts has lead me to think differently about taking photographs — to consider [Continue Reading]
2015, 32′ x 29″, Machine pieced, free motion machine quilted Informal family photos make wonderful pieced quilts. In this photo, the little boy and his duck create an interesting pair. Seam lines resonate with and connect these two figures. The use of many different yet similar fabrics creates dimension in the boy’s jacket and pants. [Continue Reading]
Grant’s Zebra (Equus quagga boehemi) is the smallest and most abundant of 6 species of zebra that live in large herds on the African plains. Zebra are fascinating subjects for pieced quilts. The challenge, of course, is all the stripes! How does one convey the bold distinctive black and white patterning without having to piece each [Continue Reading]