Archive for November, 2010

Happy thanksgiving!

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As I sit here with a cup of hot tea, I give thanks to making it through another rough year in this economy and still having a roof over our heads, for all the fantastic opportunities I have had traveling to new places and old while teaching and making new friends in the process. I […]


My other love… pottery

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In my conversation with Lesley I mentioned that I used to do pottery when I lived in Austin. I love working in ceramics, making the basic form and then carving the surface. Much like when I make an art quilt, I paint the fabric and then quilt the surface. I love that extra layer of […]


Catch me on Art & Soul Radio

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Monday night, I am going to be on Lesley Riley’s blog talk radio program. It airs 7 pm eastern. If you don’t catch it monday, you can also listen to it anytime after that by visiting the website. Or after it airs download the podcast on itunes at Art & Soul radio.


Stepping into the slow lane

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Well I havent fallen off the earth, but it has sort of felt that way. I came back from Houston and promptly got sick. I know a lot of us are dealing with this cold. I keep thinking I am going to be over it in another day and yet it lingers. Ugh. I have […]


Thanks everyone for another great year at festival!

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A few random photos Melly, Lindsey, Jane, Me, Leslie, Jamie and Pokey Jane and Me Robbi and Laura Leslie Pokey and Me Melly Pokey Frances, Robbi and Rachel Nina Leslie  Salvador Melly  Me  Leslie, Melly, Jane, Helen, Pokey, Lindsey, Me and Jamie in the Quilting Arts booth Thanks Houston! See you next fall.


IQF Day 5 Part 2: Surviving the Runway- Carmen Miranda Style

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All the photos in this post are by Nina Perez The Surviving the Runway Action League Pokey, Melly, Me, Jane, Jamie and Leslie While channeling Tim Gunn, our job is to pass out supplies to participants for creating their wearable item, assist in challenges and design consultation. We take this job very seriously. . Melly […]


IQF Day 5 Saturday Part 1

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Barb Forrister and Kathy York stopped by to say hi after I finished my session of Open Studios Saturday morning. Leslie, Me, Pokey and Jamie stopping for another photo op Kristin Rodriguez owner of Fiber on a Whim and Jane Davila, who always have booths next to Make It University are always up to some […]


IQF Day 4

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Friday began with demoing free motion quilting and promoting my new DVD; Design, Paint & Stitch in Open Studios. Art quilter, blog friend and fellow art school college alumni Kristin LaFlamme stopped by to say hello with her daughter Katja.   Me, Melly and Australian art quilter Sue Dennis after Melly’s lecture on inspiration. In […]


IQF Day 3

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On Thursday I participated in the Mixed Media Miscellany which was pretty interesting. Two hours of live continuous demo to 240 people circulating in one of the convention center ballrooms, set up with tables for about 20 artists all demonstrating different mixed media techniques. Sorry I don’t have any photos, I totally forgot to take […]


IQF Houston Day 2- Color Theory

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Wednesday I taught color theory.  I have had an online version of this class running for the last couple years, so it was very interesting to do the class for the first time to a room full of students. I really didn’t know how much we would be able to accomplish in 6 hours considering […]


Another Great Festival

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 Pokey, Melly Testa, Me, Jane LaFazio, Jamie Fingal and Leslie Jenison George R Brown convention center, on the right My week started by meeting several friends for dinner Monday night a few hours after I arrived and I knew then festival had officially begun. Me, Alisa Burke, Tracie Huskamp, Lesley Riley, Marilyn Huskamp and Rebekah […]