Archive for October, 2007

Happy Halloween

I am off to Houston

I am off to Houston first thing in the morning for the International Quilt Festival and then I will be flying back to Chicago Saturday morning to go to SOFA. I am so bummed this year I have to split my time between the two shows. I love them both! I probably will be off […]

check this out

This bus showed up at Oprah’s studio yesterday. It is parked out there today (photo taken from my 5th floor balcony). There is a website printed on the side of the bus Evidently this is a community film project to raise money for charity. Click on the link to see a short film explaining […]

Painted Batting

I wrote an article for the upcoming December issue of Quilting Arts magazine on painted batting. The Warm Company wanted to do an ad tying in to the article and wanted to use some of my artwork for the ad. Unfortunately the only painted batting pieces I had were used in the article. I felt […]

7 odd things

Pam tagged me for 7 odd things about me. Well, last May I was tagged for 7 random things about me. I think at least 5 of my 7 random things could be characterized by many as odd. So instead of boring anybody by repeating it, if you are interested you can check out my […]

It’s almost here!

The first annual Quilting Arts Gifts magazine is soon to hit the shelves at a store near you or you can order your copy here. I have two projects in this special issue, an advent calendar and ornaments that are little painted quilts with embossed metal frames. The stocking on the cover was made by […]

The Silver Belle

This summer I picked up Vogue knitting (Fall 2007) and fell in love with this pattern. It is free on the Vogue Knitting website. I was able to read about other people making this pattern on Ravelry and by googling the pattern name to see what issues people had when making it. I love the […]

Painting Fabric

This is my preliminary sketch for the piece that I will paint in Houston at Make it U’s open studios. After I get the pencil drawing worked out to my satisfaction, I draw over the lines with a fine point pen and then erase the pencil. It is very easy to see the lines through […]

Portfolio Day at the Art Institute

Yesterday my daughter and I did portfolio day at the Art Institute. We spent four hours standing in long lines to have her portfolio reviewed by our top picks for Art schools in the country. We did this last year too. That time each school we saw gave her very conflicting advice about what they […]

Woo Hoo Fauna wins at PIQF!

Our group quilt Fauna won second place Innovative at PIQF! The name listed with it is The Gomez Sisters, that is our group identity. It was made by (in order of panels left to right) Frances Alford, Kathy York, Vickie Hallmark, Julie Upshaw and me. You can see this quilt in detail in the April/May […]


This is the second house constructed with the painted fabric I made and used for the cicada house. This house is 6″ by 8″ tall. Much easier to construct at this size than the 22″ tall first house. The inside is painted with pearl white textile paint on hand dyed fabric. The fabric is showing […]

Open Studios and Make It University at International Quilt Festival Houston

I am thrilled to once again participate in Cloth Paper Scissors Open Studios at Make it University during Quilt Festival this coming November 1st and 2nd. That’s just 3 short weeks away! Make it U is the brain child of Pokey (Patricia) Bolten Editor of Quilting Arts magazine. Make it University consists of hour long […]


Everyone in my house has been sick in one way or another this week, except for me. And now I am tired. I really hope this doesn’t mean it’s my turn.

The Cicada House

My inspiration for the theme of this house came from an experience I had this summer.The house is finished. It is 22 1/2″ tall, 9″ wide and 4″ deep.To construct it I made one inch wide strips with fusible web on the back. I used left over strips from my last painted project for the […]