Saturday, December 24, 2011

One Year Later

This quilt is a wish for my nephew who has been through two brain surgeries this year. My hope is that a year from now he will have a bright, healthy and unique brain making his life joyous, productive, creative and pain free!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Studio Art Quilt #6: State of the Art

Honored to have been invited to submit to this small but lovely booklet put together by Sandra Sider. It contains photos of 60 fine art quilts which were created over the last four years by an international array of artists. Mine, Daylily, is on page 27. Daylily is part of the series Noble Seasons which already toured across the US in the Summer exhibition in 2010 and will be on the road again for all of 2012 as the entire exhibit (all four seasons) is seen in many venues throughout the year. It is entirely appliqued by use of the embellisher (dry felting machine) so has NO, that's right, NO thread! The photo credit is incorrect, I took the picture myself, but all else is fine.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Done at Last!

I've been weaving for about 10 months at my annex in San Pedro a piece of wool yardage. It's light weight (this is Southern California after all . . .). And now I'm ready to make something out of it. With 4 yards at 44" wide I think I can get a great swing coat/dress. Cutting into a new piece of fabric is always a scary thrill!!

Back from the Framer

Aerial View is now framed.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


I'm replacing a piece that is currently traveling in the Noble Seasons Fall exhibition with this new one which matches the rest of the series better - the entire series will be shown at several venues around the US in 2012. It is done primarily with the embellisher (dry felting machine) and there is needle lace to create the veining over hand-dyed and some commercial fabrics.

BTW - I'm going to be teaching needle lace-making at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, California, next July. More details on that as the time approaches.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Pieces 3 and 4

Lots more to do (like integrating the four elements via stitch, ink, etc.), but here are the last of the finished tops.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I got the second piece put together

Here's the second piece in the series.

Work in Progress

I've been laminating paper to fabric like a mad woman! But of course I dyed, printed, soy wax resisted, painted, shiboriied, etc., etc., the fabrics first. These bits are for a series of small quilts which feature the inked and painted lamination.