Archive for July, 2011

Beautiful Idyllwild, CA

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After my last day of teaching, we found out there was a free concert in the park in town, so after dinner MaryRose and I grabbed a bottle of wine and few few folding chairs from the garage of our cabin and headed to the park. We ran into Laura from class and sat down with […]


Come play with Decolourant at Festival in Long Beach

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I’m flying south to meet up with my good friends Leslie Jenison and Jamie Fingal today! Then we’re off to Long Beach for Festival on Wednesday! Thursday night July 28th, at 7pm, at International Quilt Festival, I am doing a Make it University workshop using DeColourant.  DeColourant Discharge & Color Sampler We’ll make freezer paper templates and […]


Art Quilts: Painting and Surface Design at Idyllwild Arts

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Our studio for 3 days, amongst the boulders and pines. It was lovely, Idyllwild Arts is such a fabulous retreat venue! Day 1 Color Theory Day 2 Painting a few people kept working on their paintings after class and brought finished paintings the next day. Day 3  Mixed Media What a wonderful 3 days! Noel, […]


What fun I’ve been having!

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I arrived in LA friday afternoon, met a friend for a drink in Santa Monica by the beach, then headed to The Los Angeles County Museum of Art to meet up with my college roommate Amy, who I stayed with over the weekend. Lucky me! Amy is the head designer at the museum and she gave me […]


Woo hoo! Just got notice

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Oh Deer, Look What’s Become of me! will be heading to Houston for International Quilt Festival! Tweet


Have you tried Transfer Artist Paper?

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My dear friend Lesley Riley has a new book out for how to use the transfer paper she developed called TAP. The book is filled with great information including the pro’s and cons of using TAP on different substrates; fabric, lutradur, glass, metal, wood, paper, clay…, examples of all sorts of different ways to use […]


Summer long artquilt exhibit at the National Quilt Museum, Opening Today!

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I am very excited to announce that 5 of my quilts will be in an exhibit at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY with the Chicago School of Fusing gals; Laura Wasilowski, Frieda Anderson, Melody Johnson, Emily Parson, Anne Lulle and Jane Sassaman opening July 15 and running through October 4, also exhibiting with us is […]


Southern California here I come!

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I have been really busy the last week preparing to spend the second half of July in Southern California, with a quick trip up to Northern California to see my mom between teaching at Idyllwild Arts and International Quilt Festival. My bags are quickly filling with lots of supplies, I just hope I have room […]


A Sunny Day at the Antique Market

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After getting rained out last month, it was so nice to spend a sunny day walking around the antique market down the street. I love living in the city! This was the day for seeing lots of awesome type, this thrills the graphic designer in me to no end. When I was 18 and a […]


Unusual clouds over Chicago

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Last week we had some amazing clouds pass over Chicago, they were very ominous and threatening and had that slight greenish tinge that no one feels comfortable seeing, unless maybe you’re a storm chaser. It was really wild to see the undulations and circular rotations in the clouds. I couldn’t help wondering what might come […]