I think we will all be making a lot more gifts this year with the present state of our economy. I don’t know about you, but our budget’s pretty tight these days. These felted and stitched wool ornaments are a fun economical gift to make. You can find the directions in the new Quilting Arts [...]
Experience all the fun adventures of an artquilter going to Japan and Korea by reading my friend Frances’ blog. Frances is on her way to Korea for a Peace Corp reunion, but she is taking a short stop over in Tokyo. Frances is shopping the districts of Tokyo with our dear friend Yoshiko who returned [...]
This is so important, evidently 4 out of 10 women are not registered to vote in the US. If you have not registered please register here and help us change the direction of this countries politics. Remember – friends don’t let friends get to November 4th without being registered to vote!
A month or two ago I mentioned that I had done a project for RIT dye for Quilting Arts TV. I actually made three projects for the RIT representative to use on the show because I had too many different ideas to stop at one. They taped the show at the end of August and [...]
This is the original photo.Using Photoshop I cropped the photo, created two duplicate layers of the image and made adjustments to each. I increased the saturation, adjusted the contrast, selected individual colors and adjusted them for color and saturation, then erased parts of one layer to reveal parts of the other layer.With this photo I [...]
My daughter Nina has been making Sculpy hearts. They range in size from about 3/4″ across to 1 1/2″. I think they are so cool.
Sometimes I think flowers can be more beautiful as they droop and dry out, curling, twisting and changing color.
This is a beautiful new knitting magazine to hit the store shelves. I found several patterns in here I would love to knit. Interweave knits has been one of my favorites for years, but the majority of the knit wear in the last several issues have not appealed to me at all. Frankly many of [...]
Remember last years Quilting Arts gifts? This year the gifts issue is bigger and better than ever. It is packed with great projects. Look at that table of contents, two pages of holiday goodness! I wrote an article for making my felted wool ornaments. You can see them hanging on the tree in the photo [...]
I just received a wonderful email from Marty Young, who was a student in my Mixed Media Painted Fabric workshop in Atlanta. Look at the fabulous project she made using her fabric. Marty says “I made an apron for my loyal guild library assistant …using the mixed media fabric for applique and fusing and machine [...]