Archive for January, 2010

FYI, the whole story

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I just thought I would let you know, I created one long blog post about making my last quilt, Oh Deer, Look What’s Become of Me! over on the Painted Threads Project blog so you can read about the making of it in chronological order.


My sons a cover boy!

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My son Ty has just made his first cover by designing an origami cocktail ring for TimeOut Chicago magazine. They even did a little feature of him on their blog.


Apostles of Beauty

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Even though I think the group in the photo technically are apostles of beauty, that title actually refers to an exhibit at the Art Institute called “Apostles of Beauty” Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago. Its a wonderful exhibit, the arts and crafts period has to be one of my favorites. A group of […]


A deer in the road

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My friend Jamie Fingal, sent me these photos form Road to California this weekend showing my Deer quilt hanging in the Solid Expressions exhibit. I think it coordinates very nicely with the lovely traditional patchwork next to it. Thanks Jamie!


Fantastic Art Marketing Retreat with Alyson Stanfield!

Artists: How would you like to sell more art? If you could use some fresh and practical ideas for marketing your art, check this out. Alyson B. Stanfield, author of “I’d Rather Be in the Studio! The Artist’s No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion,” is coming to Wisconsin in early March to help us get a groove […]


Pre-order your copy now and have it by the end of the month!

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This is so exciting the new Lark book 500 Art Quilts is going to be released sooner than scheduled! It should be hitting store shelves by the end of January. I am so happy to say that my quilt Moon Garden was juried into this book. This is what the Lark website says about the […]


Oh Deer, Look What’s Become of Me! makes it’s debut this week

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at Road to California in the Robert Kaufman Fabric exhibit “Solid Expressions“, these are all quilts using Kona Solid fabrics. This quilt is whole cloth painted on Kona “Ivory”. I wish I could be there to see the other quilts in the exhibit too. Anyone who’s going please leave me a note about the show […]


5 minutes of your time to have a chance to win some great stash!

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Visit Lesley Rileys blog for the details and link to her short survey.


Lark Quilt It Contest

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So you remember a couple weeks ago I mentioned the  Lark Books Quilt it contest? Entrants will create an original Quilt of any size that incorporates at least three of the following five required elements Bird/sMountainsSilver fabric, thread, itemRecycled/repurposed materialBeads I sent in my entry in and got the ok to post it, so here […]