Working on a New Series

I’ve been working for the last several months on a new set of quilts with a very different aesthetic than I’ve used in the past. Sometimes these experiments don’t really turn into anything, but I have hopes for this one! The most recent one is Unfurling, pictured below. This is so far my favorite. It’s…

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I’m the Guest on Behind the Seams Podcast!

I’m the guest on a recent Behind the Seams podcast with Roxane Cerda, acquisitions editor at C&T Publishing. I’ve known Roxane for about six or seven years, since I talked to her about publishing my first book, Artful Improv, and it was a lot of fun to catch up about Improv quilting, teaching, and my…

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Art Quilt Elements 2022

Art Quilt Elements 2022 opened on Sunday, March 27, 2022 with an in person reception. Juror Paula Nadelstern gave remarks about how impressed she was with the quality of work that was submitted.     I was thrilled when I walked into the gallery and saw my piece, “Color Grid” hanging on the back wall…

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Thoughts on QuiltCon 2022

I’m just back from an amazing trip to Phoenix for QuiltCon 2022! I was on the fence about going, and even the day I left I wondered if I was making the right decision, but I’m so glad I did. QuiltCon is an annual show organized by the Modern Quilt Guild featuring a juried show,…

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Taste of Summer Juried In To Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival

I’m pleased that Taste of Summer has been juried in to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Virginia in February. This show has a special place in my heart–it was the first quilt show I ever attended, all the way back in the 1990s when I couldn’t imagine making anything that was good enough to enter,…

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My Solo Show is Open!

I’m pleased to announce my solo show is open at the Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA. It’s called Dreaming in Color: Textured Shapes, and includes 20 of my contemporary art quilts for the wall. The name seemed appropriate since color and texture are two of the most important…

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Back to the Crow Barn

Well–I did it again. I’m just back from my fourth trip to Nancy Crow’s Timber Frame Barn in Ohio. I spent two weeks there studying Advanced Composition with 20 other students. The first week was Overall Figure/Ground Composition and the second week was Spare Composition. I wasn’t sure if I was going back because I’ve…

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Chat with C&T Publishing about Adventures In Improv Available

I had such a good time yesterday chatting with Sophie Scardaci at C&T Publishing about my new book, Adventures in Improv Quilts! We talked about Adventures in Improv, my first book–Artful Improv–and the classes I teach on the C&T Creative Spark online learning platform–Artful Improv – Permission to Play! and Fire and Ice Bargello. You…

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Final Day of Adventures in Improv Quilts Blog Tour

Today’s the last day! I hope you’ve had as much fun as I have on the Blog Tour for Adventures in Improv Quilts. It’s been a blast reading all the reviews and thank you so much for all the comments–I’ve read them all and really appreciate all your kind words. I had a great time…

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