Archive for March, 2011

Art Spark: Tutorial Spring!

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This week spring from one blog to another and learn something new! Tuesday, March 29: Kelli Nina Perkins:  Small Media Case (for an mp3 player or other device) using Stitch Imagery Melly Testa:  Incised Fun Foam Stamping Gwen Diehn:  Recycled slip cover for a small book Kelli Nina Perkins:  Small Media Case using Stitch Imagery […]


Are you going to International Quilt Festival Long Beach?

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July and International Quilt Festival, Long Beach will be here before you know it. I am so excited, I love being in Southern California and teaching in Long Beach. The class catalog is out and registration has begun, so I wanted to let you know I will be teaching three classes this year. Thursday, July […]


Spring has sprung in Quilting Arts

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I just got the new issue of Quilting Arts magazine in the mail today. What a great spring issue! Loaded with flower themed imagery, just what those of us in the gloomy, cold north need, to remind us that it really is spring! Paula Chung‘s gorgeous floral silk quilt is on the cover and inside […]


Festive times in Ann Arbor

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The Fiesta Ornaments class is always fun, since there are a variety of different materials and techniques involved. The first half of the class we spend leisurely painting and during the second half we break out the tools. The little fabric paintings are combined with heavy weight interfacing and colorful hand dyed fabric, then quilted […]


Tea & Ephemera in Ann Arbor

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  We had a great day today drawing on teabags, then collaging printed teabags, decorative tissues and text, adding paint and colored pencils to teabags, incorporating colored images with TAPS transfers, rubber stamps and stenciling images with Shiva Paint stiks. So many beautiful collages ready to stitch. At the end of the day, I was […]


3 Day Painting retreat at Idyllwild UPDATE

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If you would like to join me for 3 days of painting in the mountains of southern California this July, the “Early Pay Discount” deadline has been extended! If you register and pay in full on or before this Friday, March 18, you will receive 10% off of your summer workshop tuition. (Note: If you […]


Happy St. Patricks Day!

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My blog is wearing the green today by showing the backside of my new quilt. The faced binding is pinned and ready to be stitched down. Knowing I would be traveling today, I made my annual corned beef and cabbage dinner last Friday, yum!  Now I am on my way to Ann Arbor, Michigan for […]


A quilt of love and healing for Melly

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The day Melly Testa told a small group of us that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, we started a massive email exchange brainstorming and designing a quilt that she could wrap herself in while going through chemo. We wanted a way to show Melly how much we loved her and no matter how […]


Down the home stretch

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Two months ago I began this painting for a quilt, unfortunately it got put on hold because several writing projects came up. I have been very quiet the last two weeks because I had to get back to work on it full time to make the deadline for it this week. When I prepare a […]


Virginia Spiegal’s book on inspiration

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Virginia Spiegal is the amazing woman who recently organized the One Auction to raise money for the American Cancer Society. She has been donating her time and energy to raising money through fiber art auctions for the ACS for several years. This year the auction raised close to $10,000 in 6 hours. As a thank […]