Fireworks is Ready to Go

I’ve had my head down the last two weeks in the studio frantically stitching. I’m leaving in a few minutes to go to the Crow Barn for two weeks to study with Nancy Crow and I realized two weeks ago that I was supposed to recreate my quilt from last year in two different colorways.…

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Designing Confetti

Confetti is my newest art quilt and I’d like to share the process of creating it, because it’s a new way of working for me. This quilt grew out of my work at the Crow Barn last year, although it’s a completely new work–you can read about that experience here and here. I’ve always been…

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The Top is Finished!

Well, it’s been a long slog with this quilt, but the top is finally finished. I don’t know yet what to name it, but my working title right now is “Wings” because it made me think about butterfly wings while I was designing it. It’s not perfect, but I learned a tremendous amount from working…

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Finally a Snow Day!

It’s snowing! This winter has been terribly cold, but we’ve had very little snow. It started yesterday with rain and sleet and turned into all snow this morning–lovely fat flakes. Spring isn’t here quite yet. I grew up in Florida and only saw snow for the first time when I was 18 years old and…

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Getting Ready for the Baltimore Craft Show

I’m busy getting ready for the American Craft Council show in Baltimore, coming up in just one week! My design wall is full of work in process, like “Skipping Stones” at left. There are several pieces in this series, but they’ve all gone to new homes, so it’s time for a new one! “Stones” will…

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Adding Texture to A New Quilt

I’ve been working this week on a quilt for a project that has to be kept under wraps for right now, so it’s been difficult to find something to post about. I’m at the point now where I can share some of the texture I’m creating though. This piece is an abstracted landscape inspired by a…

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New Work – “Burst of Orange”

My newest piece, “Burst of Orange” is just about ready for the American Fine Craft Show at the Brooklyn Museum this weekend! It still needs to be mounted on the painted black canvas, but the stitching is finished and I couldn’t wait to show it. If you right-click on the image, you’ll be able to…

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Washington Craft Show Starts Today!

The Washington Craft Show starts today at 10 AM. I was down at the Convention Center all day yesterday setting up my booth–always an interesting experience! You start out in an empty, cavernous hall. Then the artists begin to cart in dollies full of display equipment and art. And the happy sound of banging and…

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Yellow or Orange?

  I was in my studio last week working on some new compositions, and I need some advice. Do you like the yellow and gray design or the orange and gray one? These are likely to turn into pillows, but I think the idea might be interesting enough for a series of wall hangings. What…

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