Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Mondrian Meets Fibonacci

Finally finished my  brother's x-mas/b-day gift.  This goes with the throw pillows I made him last year.  (I cheated at the very center and added a small galaxy.)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Needle & Thread: Fiber Art for All Seasons

Check out some of my latest work at Living Art Studio, 219 Main Street, Northampton, (upstairs from the Inspirit Crystals shop).  Exhibit will be up through April 10.  Hours are 11-8 pm daily, weather permitting.  413-584-3758 if you want to call ahead.  Sorry, venue is not handicapped accessible. 

Flower Quilt Workshop April 7: Space Still Available!

Lady's Slipper Orchid - class sample, not stitched yet, includes hand-drawn veins on leaves
Join me to make a Flower Art Quilt on April 7 in Williamsburg.  There are several spaces still available.  We'll work from 10-4 to make a small scrappy collaged background with a fused and quilted raw edged applique flower on top.  Choose from wake robin (easy), lady's slipper (intermediate), or iris (advanced) or I will help you design a pattern for the flower of your choice.
Suitable for intermediate quilters, or anyone who is good friends with their sewing machine!  Some free-motion stitching experience is helpful.  Cost is $35, payable on or before the class date!  Lunch not included.  See the flower gallery on my website for more samples:

Email or message me to sign up. 

Wake-Robin (Red Trillium)

Showy Iris - class sample in progress, needs more stitched highlights on the petals

Morning Glories - sample for designing your own flower!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Yesterday's Landscape Quilt Workshop

Wow, what a talented group we had yesterday for our landscape workshop!  My head is already full of ideas about what we need to do next time!  Eight brave students turned out to spend 6 hours designing everything from Monet's garden to the Sierras, summery green hills, an ocean, vineyards, and a wintery back yard!  I had a blast.  Everyone jumped right in, and we had fabric EVERYWHERE!

Here are some in progress snapshots.  My phone didn't save as many pics as I thought 'cause the memory was filling up, but hopefully folks will send me shots of their finished pieces as they stitch them up over the coming weeks!  I am very proud of everyone!

The Classroom, with everyone hard at work

Tina brought THE most beautiful fabric!

cutting out trees using a leaf pattern

the sky for an ocean scene

yes, we used lots of fabric...

winter gazebo!

Suzi was very enthusiastic!

Pinned and ready-to-stitch.  What a great job for a first-time student! I love the touch of sunlight in the distance.

Vineyards pin-basted.  Gorgeous colors.

Rising sunflower with crane.

Planning the sky.

Aspens in the Sierras.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Getting ready for another Paradise City show!

Columbus Day weekend, I'll be back at Paradise City Arts Festival on the Northampton Fairgrounds.  I can't believe how fast the summer has flown!  Those of you in my quilt guild have already had a peek at my latest quilt.  If you're in town, stop by the show to see her in person.

Harvest Moon - Remembering Autumn  ~ 26" x 48"

Friday, May 26, 2017

One Day!

The Paradise City artisans set up today!  Took about 3 hours to get my own booth up, and the show opens at 10 am tomorrow!  The ground is soggy, but the load in was easy, and the rain should stop shortly!  I'll be in the third building on the left.

Thursday, May 25, 2017