Archive for June, 2006

Fauna update

I think our entry is going to be okay. I called Crystal at IQA to ask more about the sharp object rule, which came about because a quilt was enterd last year with barbed wire on it. The biggest problem arises when the quilts are stacked for judging. Will the quilt withstand 20 quilts stacked […]


Hand dyed cotton, machine appliqued, machine quilted. 2006 56″ x 47″

Houston Rule Changes

Well International Quilt Festival changed the entry rules this year and now the group quilt we have been working on may no longer be eligible. It says quilts with sharp embellishments that need extra care, will not be accepted. Our newest group quilt, Fauna, with panels by Frances Alford, Julie Upshaw, Vickie Hallmark, Kathy York […]

When in Rome…

Okay so I bit the bullet, now that I live in Chicago, I thought I would try my hand at a fused quilt. Actually, I have also been wanting to use some of the fabric I dyed right before I moved, and fusing seemed to make the most sense, I am not much of a […]

Awesome Balloon Sculpture

Saturday afternoon we were coming back from the Origami Society meeting and saw these large creatures bouncing and jumping in the alley outside the NavtaSchulz gallery around the corner from our loft. They were having an opening for Jason Hackenwerth the creator of these fantastic balloon creatures. Inside we were greeted by this gaping sucker […]

200 Origami Butterflies

My son was hired by Chuck over at Aiko’s Art Materials, a japanese paper store here in Chicago, to fold 200 origami butterflies. Chuck is going to attach them to his business cards and hand them out at a scientific illustrators convention. Ty folded all these butterflies in four weeks from two sided origami paper […]

2 socks on 2 circular needles

I have finally gotten the hang of knitting two socks at the same time on two circular needles. The benefit to this method is you don’t end up with a bunch of single socks or socks that are slightly different sizes. It was very confusing keeping the yarns from getting tangled and picking up the […]

My kids first quilts

This is my son Ty’s first quilt. He made it last year when he was eleven. I designed it and he chose all the fabrics, cut out each piece and fused it in place. I helped with the fusible seam tape because I did not want him to burn his fingers. He quilted along each […]