Archive for June, 2012

Texture and color in the city

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To change things up a bit I’m posting images from a photo safari I took with my daughter Indigo to an area just west of my neighborhood in Chicago, underneath the Metra train tracks. I like how this graffiti artist worked with the structure of the staggered block wall. I am particularly entranced by the […]


Coming soon! Extraordinary blog tour- Patchwork Sassaman Style

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My good friend and designer extraordinaire Jane Sassaman has a beautiful new book! and a bunch of us are helping her celebrate. During the month of July visit these blogs and leave a comment on the post about Janes book for a chance to win a copy of your own. (US only please) July 2 […]


New Class! Alternatively Bound and Stitched

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I’m really excited to tell you about my new class, Alternatively Bound and Stitched, that I will be teaching in Long Beach at International Quilt Festival, Thursday, July 26th. The focus of this class is not only learning 3 alternative binding techniques that work great with art quilts but also developing strategies for free-motion quilting designs, making a […]


Does color intimidate you?

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Do you find yourself choosing the same ‘tried and true’ color combinations over and over? Do you want to consistently dye bright saturated colors and muted colors when you want to? Can you recognize the difference between warm and cool colors and understand why you would choose one over the other to mix exactly the […]


Get Inked in Long Beach!

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Wow! It’s four weeks until International Quilt Festival, Long Beach. Would you like to immerse yourself in color by learning how to paint fabric with acrylic inks? Saturday I’m teaching a fun new class 10 Techniques with Acrylic Inks. Spend a day filled with fun and relaxed exploration, beginning with creating colorful textured backgrounds exploring […]


Tea bags revisited

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My life is a in a bit of chaos right now and I havent been able to work on anything art related for a couple weeks, so I’m reposting a couple of older blog posts about using tea bags and paper on fabric to make mixed media art quilts. Drawing on a tea bag. 1. After […]