Archive for April, 2007

The Joy of Moleskine

For the last couple years I have not understood what the big woop about these books were until I recently bought one myself. Now I am completely hooked. I bought a Japanese pocket accordion notebook. It is 3.5 x 5.5 inches and unfolds into a long sheet. The paper is awesome, smooth and heavy weight. […]

A book to honor my Dad

My sister Deb and I have been altering board books. These are small baby books you can buy on the sale shelf at bookstores for cheap. After peeling off the shiny paper the chip board underneath makes a great surface to paint and glue things to. My dad died several weeks ago. He came from […]

Virtual Studios at Quilt Festival

These are some of the other gals who participated in the virtual studios. Cheryl Prater, a former Chicagoan, who was very funny and I wish I had more time to hang out with, she seemed like a real hoot! In front is Debbi Crane who had some wonderful art books, she alters them and also […]


Our group quilt “Fauna” in the Quilting Arts magazine booth at International Quilt Festival Chicago. photo by nina this time. Kelli Perkins sat across from us in the Cloth Paper Scissors Virtual Studio, she was making these beautiful little paper beads, total eye candy. This is my sisters picture, I could never get a clear […]

Chicago Quilt Festival

This is the offical greeting party for quilt festival. You can find Laura and Frieda at the ArtFabrik booth.This is my sister Deb working on her fabric book and me painting in the virtual studios being observed by Allison from the cool sister art duo Art Girlz.Here I am with our group quilt Fauna in […]

Flora and Fauna

Flora detailFlora and Second Nature are our two group quilts that came before Fauna. They can be seen on the Quilting Arts Website here. If you havn’t seen Fauna yet, you need to go pick up a copy of Quilting Arts magazine (April May issue). I will be painting a sample based on my latest […]

Fantastic Lecture on Creativity

Sir Ken Robinson is author of Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, and a leading expert on innovation and human resources. In this talk, he makes an entertaining (and profoundly moving) case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity, rather than undermining it. Click on the picture of him in the sidebar […]

Virtual Studios at Quilt Festival

International Quilt Festival/Chicago is coming up April 13-15. This year Quilting Arts magazine is expanding beyond Make-It University classes to also have virtual studios. Two to four different artists at a time will be creating art throughout the day friday, saturday and sunday. My sister Deb and I will be guest artists on Friday and […]