Thursday, January 3, 2019

Resolve to Try a New Quilt Technique!

Take a landscape workshop to start off your New Year!  January 26 I'll be teaching a landscape collage workshop at the Pumpkin Patch Quilt Shop in Lee, MA from 10-3.  Contact them to sign up or for more information.  




 Design your own small playful landscape collage using a raw edge applique technique and experiment with free-motion machine stitching to add value, texture, and interest.  Students do not work from a pattern, but may bring photos for inspiration, and I’ll have lots of samples. Suitable for intermediate quilters who can drop their feed dogs and are good friends with their sewing machine! Some free-motion quilting experience is helpful.  Students who choose a simple design will have time to start quilting.  Students who design something more complex will leave with a pin-basted top and lots of quilting ideas!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

New Work!

A few more images of my most recent projects... the Marble Jar has over 200 pieces and is a small study for a larger quilt which will become my winter project.  (Because I like to drive myself a little crazy!)

Marble Jar 15" x 14"

Steampunk Flamingo #2

Steampunk Flamingo #3

Sunset:  Owl & Roses

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Flowers for Paradise

Paradise City Arts Festival is Oct. 6-8 on the Northampton Fairgrounds.  These are some of the flower art quilts that I'll be bringing. 







 







Friday, September 28, 2018

Concord Piecemakers Quilt Guild - recent landscape workshop

Student work in progress, from my workshop with the Concord Piecemakers this week.  What a talented bunch!  I had a great time, and everyone was warm and welcoming. 
















Harvard, MA UCC was a great space!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Lady's Slipper Orchids at the Pumpkin Patch

A warm thank you to the Pumpkin Patch Quilt Shop in Lee, MA for hosting my Flower Art Quilt Workshop last Saturday.  My students were talented and dedicated quilters, and they designed beautify lady's slipper orchids.  These shots are in progress.  Contact the Pumpkin Patch for info on my next workshop - Landscapes! 







Class Sample

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Marbles

Ever feel like you're losing your marbles?  You know, those days when you forget simple stuff or know your best scissors should be right there?  Might be the start of a new series...



15" x 14"

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Photos from our Spring Flower Workshop Yesterday

Spring has sprung, at least in Williamsburg where we spent the day creating scrappy collage backgrounds with fused flowers on top.  I am so proud of all the students - they dove right in and had a great time!

just needs leaves and a stem!

three patterns to choose from...

laying out and pinning a collaged background from scraps

ready to sew!

so many scraps to choose from!

selecting thread

Suzi uses perfect hand position for free-motion stitching

tracing the flower to fusible web

lady's slipper orchid in progress

almost done tracing and fusing!

fusing pattern pieces

using the non-stick pressing sheet

selecting just the right purples

the room way busy


the machines were humming

some machines worked better than others, so we shared!



choosing a green for the base of the flower


wake robin (trillium) ready to stitch!

lovely pale background - the flower shows up well!
Wunderley decided to do her own flowers!

lady's slipper ready for stitching and veins in the leaf
Kathy's Trillium - what a fantastic choice of fabric for the leaves!

Finished!