Wednesday, October 18, 2017

All 19 of the Prison Cells are done!

I have added to my Prison series - 19 mixed media textiles.    There is a sampling here but my Behance Portfolio has the whole set with some detail shots as well.    Please take a look at

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Slide Show of Art Quilt Australia 2017

Check out this fabulous eye candy!!

My piece Joos is near the end as it's in ABC order by artist last name.


Friday, September 1, 2017

July 2011 - August, 2017

We celebrated the removal of The Tapestry from the loom with a small party and lots of bubbly.  Jessica Brunnenmeyer, my assistant since 2009, and I have spent 6 years on this baby.  There is still lots more to do for the finishing, but here's the fun of cutting it off the loom and a hint of what it will look like when complete next spring:


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Scraping Away

This quilt is touring with the Quilts on the Wall show Drips and Splatters through 2018.   I made the very large piece of needle lace and ice dyed the underlying fabric.  Took a bit of engineering but this is my Year of Needle Lace so I've been mastering the process.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

6 Pieces of Mine Delivered to Newport Beach, CA

 Come to the opening for the wearables fashion show/music and fun.  And/or come by during the run to spend more time with the 2D and 3D installations.  VERY cool work.  A gorgeous venue above the Pacific

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Art Cloth Network at the Miami International Airport

That's my piece Smolder on the left in the center photo - part of my art cloth ON FIRE series.  It's dyed in the bright oranges and reds and then thickened dye painted for the black areas.  It has bits of dyed gauze representing ash.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Here's the postcard/announcement for the Oz Quilt Network exhibit

Please share with anyone you know who might want a reason to go to Tassie this fall (their spring!).  Yup, that's Jools in the photo!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

On Its Way to Tasmania

My piece Jools will be up at the Queen Victoria Art Gallery in Launceston, Tasmania, (that's Australia, y'all!) through October as part of the OzQuilt Network's Art Quilt Australia biannual juried exhibit.   So pleased to be included!


Monday, July 10, 2017

My Alaska Workshop

My workshop on July 5 was a great success.  The small town (250 permanent residents) of Cooper Landing, Alaska, welcomed me with 20 creative and energetic ladies signed on for the session.  We did dye transfer onto silk scarves (shown), the crazy wonderful Eternal Scarf which can be turned and turned to show its various sides, and I included a needle lace demo.  Great fun!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

More Great Pix From My Opening at the Branch Gallery

Thank you BETH SHIBATA for these terrific photographs!   Not only has my show been a wonderful experience and huge success, but the gallery itself just won the award for Best Art Gallery in Inglewood, CA.    Kudos!!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Walk Through and Demos at Elemental at the Branch Gallery

Great turn out of interested and interesting visitors who learned how to do needle lace and to make an Eternal scarf.  We walked around and talked about all of the pieces in the exhibit.  2 hours of fun!!


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Alcatraz #1

Back to work after the excitement of last weekend.  I have finished the surface of the first of 2-3 Alcatraz pieces which come from photos I took last year when visiting the island prison to see Ai WeiWei's installations.  What captured my attention was the coloration and texture of the peeling paint in the individual cells.  A somber and impressive fortress...

After I adapted the photo, the work was printed onto canvas, painted with oil paint sticks and then hand stitched.   The rough surface of the cotton canvas captures the feel of the peeling walls.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Branch Gallery Opening

Just a few photos from the 3 hour event yesterday.   There were scores of visitors, fun was had and sales were made.  YIPPEE!!  The show will be up through June 16 with an artist walk through and demo on June 3 at 3pm.  The gallery is open daily so swing by if you are near LAX!

Friday, May 12, 2017


Pieced and appliqued, this smallish quilt uses some of my favorite colors.   While there are some commercial fabrics there are also a lot of my hand dyes and screen prints.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Elemental - Solo Exhibit

The exhibit is open daily.  Please swing by for one of the events or just for a visit as it suits your schedule.  There are over 40 pieces of my work in this lovely space.