New Work Added – “Building Blocks”

I’ve added some new art quilts to my website this week. This one is called “Building Blocks” and you can see it in the Small Art Quilts gallery. This piece grew out of my explorations with the improvisational solid quilts. I used some of my favorite batik fabrics in bright clear colors. I cut and…

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Quilt National 2009

I’m just back from Athens, Ohio and my first visit to Quilt National and the Studio Art Quilt Associates conference. It was an amazing weekend, full of information and inspiration. I met lots of interesting people and was thrilled to be at the opening for Quilt National 2009 on Friday night. My husband had generously…

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“Hint of Lime” in Process

Now that I’ve finished with my shows and most of my travel for the spring, I’m back to working in the studio. I’ve got several of these improvisational pieces made out of solids either on the design wall or in my head. “Hint of Lime” shown right is the latest. There’s something about working in…

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“Great Falls, Great Art” Show At Government Center

I curated an all media show of Great Falls Studios artists at the Fairfax County Government Center last weekend. We have 14 artists exhibiting 53 works of art ranging from painting to photography to sculpture to fiber in a curved first floor hallway of the office building. The exhibit is part of the Fairfax County…

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“Chocolate with Sprinkles” in New Coffee Shop Exhibit

“Chocolate with Sprinkles” was hung last week in the new exhibit at the Conscious Bean coffee shop on Colvin Run Road. The challenge this time for my fellow artists from Great Falls Studios was to come up with an interior or exterior scene of a coffee shop in a format no larger than 16″x20″. It’s…

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Spring Art Festival

I’m just back from setting up for the Third Annual Great Falls Studios Spring Art Festival. It’s held at the historic Colvin Run Schoolhouse on Colvin Run Road from 10-5 Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26. I’ll have a variety of art quilts for the wall, bright fun pillows and new casual quilted purses…

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New Great Falls Studios Exhibit

Last week I curated my first Great Falls Studios show at the Great Falls Library on Georgetown Pike. The group has two all media shows in the library each year, one in the spring and one in December. The show runs for the entire month of April. Hours are Monday-Thursday 10-9, Friday 10-6 and Saturday…

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Inspiring Young Artists

Several weeks ago I was asked to make a presentation to 8th grade art classes at our local middle school. I brought in examples of my work and talked about my inspiration, design ideas and the choice to be a working artist. It was a great experience. The kids were very enthusiastic and open to…

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Art Quilt Series

This is a detail of another one of my new art quilts. It’s just the top so far, but I’m having fun with this process. I like the painterly quality of using solids and the element of surprise in the improvisational piecing. These pieces seem to need hand quilting, so I’m using perle cotton to…

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