Times Past, 2016 37″ x 34″ I love tackling different subjects in my pictorial quilts. I’m particularly fond of the shapes of boats — the sleek, curved hulls designed to cut effortlessly through water. Rowboats are simple, elegant crafts. Powered by hand using oars, they seem to beckon to a slower, simplier time. This boat [Continue Reading]
Each July — the Saturday after July 4th — the charming town of Sisters, Oregon hosts its annual Outdoor Quilt Show. For one day, the entire town of Sisters is transformed into the world’s largest outdooor quilt show. This year, 1300 quilts were exhibited — hung outside in the morning at 7am and taken down [Continue Reading]
Each year around the 4th of July, quilters gather from far and wide to attend one of the most amazing quilt events anywhere! The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is in its 41st year and going strong. The entire town of Sisters, OR is transformed from a quaint hamlet into a showcase of the remarkable work [Continue Reading]
It was my honor this year to attend the Vermont Quilt Festival and join in celebrating Ruth McDowell’s “Life’s Work” exhibit. What an extraordinary event. Sixty-two of Ruth’s quilts, representing the entire span of her career were featured. Ruth’s perspective on quiltmaking is grounded in the traditions of pieced quilts, yet uses patterned fabrics in [Continue Reading]
Curious Duck (2016, 57″ x 54″) $6500 Curiosity is a trait we see among many members of the Animal Kingdom……and ducks are no exception. Drawn to the shiny and new, ducks will poke their bills in the darnest places. This lime green, blue and orange duck couldn’t stay put, deciding to poke at the corner [Continue Reading]
I’ve had pets all my life — usually dogs, but often goldfish or pet mice or the occasional turtle would join our family. All were lovingly welcomed. It only seems fitting, then, to create patterns that celebrate these special members of our households. Dogs and cats are featured– but you’ll find other critters, exotic [Continue Reading]
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]