Archive for November, 2008

Dyeing Batting with Rit

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Now that my article on low immersion dyeing with RIT from the December 2008 Quilting Arts magazine has been published, I can show you photos of the artwork I made for RIT to use on a segment of Quilting Arts TV for season 3. The third season should begin in January. The episode that RIT […]


Embracing my inner silver and knitting berets

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I hate dying my hair! I know it is probably the easiest way to hold on to that illusion of youth, but the earth mama that resides within me has always hated the maintenance and the idea that toxic chemicals are being absorbed by my scalp. I have been dyeing my hair for at least […]


Don’t let tight finances keep you from making art

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Many of us are spending a lot more time at home these days instead of going out for dinner, shopping and movies, so what are we going to do with this extra time that has suddenly come upon us besides vegging in front of the tv? Make stuff! Making art can be the best therapy […]


Painted Peltex Pod Form

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Stitched painted Peltex, embossed aluminum and wool felt. I was curious what the surface of Peltex would look like painted. This is the non fusible kind. I painted one side green and the other side purple, orange and metallic gold with textile paints.The surface came out slightly porous looking, not smooth and flat like painting […]


Surviving the Runway

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The highlight of Make it U has got to be Pokeys version of Project Runway that happens saturday at 5 pm. This is an event not to be missed. This time the theme was music of the 80′s. Pokey handed out old albums to participants to use as the major component in a wearable item. […]


Make it University Houston

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I started my day on saturday with another workshop in Make it U. These ornaments were the perfect size project to do in a one hour workshop. Here’s a couple of really cute ornaments that came out of day two.Kristin and I took many pictures of each other over the course of festival and here […]


More quilt show fun: Halloween

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How cool to start my friday by meeting mixed media artist Katie Kendricks. Not only a wonderful artist but obviously an incredible teacher when you see the student work coming out of her classes. Katie was just finishing up her time in open studios when I came to setup for my session. My next thrill […]


IQF Day 2

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After wandering the show floor a bit we wandered over to the sea of vendors making our way to the Quilting Arts booth. This is located next to the Make it University class area which is surrounded by all the arty mixed media fun vendors in the show. I asked Barb from QA if they […]


International Quilt Festival

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What a trip, Houston was a blast! I have to warn you I do not have any quilt pictures, I barely saw the show. I know there are lots of people who have taken pictures and have posted them in their flicker accounts, so if I come across a good showing I will post a […]