Thursday, December 15, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
machine on the long sides and then the short top and bottom is so easy and eliminated lots of hand work. This style of quilt uses MistyFuse bonded to silk fabrics. Most of the silks are very thin and
handle well with fusing to a lightweight surface before batting and quilting. My attempt to was to use more of the two silk blouses I had hand painted many years ago. The colors are perfect to use as granite seen in the Sierra Nevada mountains. "Labor Day" commemorates the last backpack trip of the year that was our family ritual. We would climb into some of the most beautiful areas on the east side of Yosemite, often being treated to wild flowers that struggle to survive in small spaces within the rocks. I finished the top yesterday and didn't think I could ever machine quilt it.
So my suggestion when you are stuck, go to bed and start fresh. The quilting went very quickly today as I put myself in "hiking" mode and remembered all the contour maps my husband used to identify our elevation and route up the mountain. We no longer climb these areas, but the memories and old stories are great.
Monday, July 18, 2011
I just finished a 15" x 60" quilt. Inspiration was memories of hiking in the eastern wilderness areas of the Sierra Nevada mountains many years ago. We were above 10,000 ft and found a fabulous display of wildflowers. I started this piece by cutting up two hand painted silk blouses, out of style yet still great fabrics. Using MistyFuse it was easy to fuse the blouse pieces for part of the background and add a few more silks.
Monday, July 4, 2011
15 wide by 60 long. This week is full of appointments so
look out next week! Studio here I come!
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA in the Paul G. Allen and David Packard buildings on Via Palou. It was a nice exhibit of 20 of my quilts along with
40 paintings by 2 other artists. The vast spaces and large white walls looked great with colorful art.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
It is very hard for me to understand how someone would take one part of a whole and ruin the artist's work. Keep an eye out for this panel! The exhibit is up until May 20 with the artist reception on April 15 from 5 to 7. Parking is available on Via Ortega off Campus Way Drive.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
This is a how-book showing tools, techniques, and projects using hand painted silks and cottons to create beautiful quilts, wall hangings,
dolls, gift wrapping and more. As with POD books, the original pages
are scanned for digital media, some colors may not be as vibrant as the original. This does not diminish the value of the techniques offered in the book. I hope you will consider adding this book to your library.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
auction on ebay will be later in the year. Great prizes if your entry is voted on by the public. My quilt is titled "Hi 5"
To celebrate Valentine's Day, those wishing to join me on my Baltic cruise in May will receive $100 off their registration if it is received by February 14. We will be visiting some amazing ports and having incredible classes with workshops I have designed just for this cruise. See http://worldofquiltstravel.com/Baltic.htm