publications

Give yourself a gift of inspiration!

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 and get a few more for your loved ones too with this great deal! Get a copy of Lesley Riley’s new Inspirational Quotes Illustrated book for 50% off! on the North Light publishers website. I’m not sure how long the sale will last, but while I was there I bought 3 other books since there was also free shipping […]


A Great New Surface Design Resource

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Fabric Surface Design: Painting, Stamping, Rubbing, Stenciling, Silk Screening, Resists, Image Transfer, Marbling, Crayons & Colored Pencils, Batik, Nature Prints and Monotype Printing A year or so ago Cheryl Rezendes wrote to me and asked if I could send her images of my quilts that were painted with acrylic inks for the book she was writing. […]


Have you seen this?

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Pretty exciting to see the quilt I painted a year ago gracing the cover of Quilting Arts magazine! It’s like coming full circle. What a year it’s been. I am in the very midst of the transition the cards spoke of that inspired this piece. 8 of Cups: Moving on and letting go. Time to […]


New Hand Sewing ebook

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Interweave has compiled a wonderful series of Quilting Arts articles on handwork into a beautiful new ebook Hand Sewing. What a nice surprise to find out my article on making felted wool ornaments from the first Quilting Arts Gifts issue is included. There are also articles by Jane LaFazio, Victoria Gertenbach, Rose Hughes and Jude […]


Taping Quilting Arts TV

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I’ve just returned from an overnight trip to Cleveland to tape a segment for Quilting Arts TV with Pokey. I arrived tuesday afternoon and was thrilled to get together with my friends Deborah Boschert and Jane Davila for a long chatty dinner. Deborah and I in the green room. Deborah taped 3 segments and even though […]


Introducing the Painted Threads ebook!

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I recently updated my Painted Threads portfolio book with two newer quilts and while I was at it I created an ebook version that can be viewed on an ipad. If you’d like to see a preview of the entire book you can see it here. I don’t have an ipad…yet, so I bought a […]


I’m Talking Thread

My friend Frieda Anderson interviewed me on her blog as part of a month long series she is doing about thread. Tweet


It’s been a week for dyeing

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This week I have been preparing samples for taping a Quilting Arts TV segment next month about creating dye color recipes.Here’s a little sneak peek Tweet


Removing Color article Part 2

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The second article in my 2 part series on alternative methods for removing color from fabric is in the February March issue of Quilting Arts magazine. This article focuses on several techniques using DeColourant, a product that removes color but also has the ability to put color back in at the same time. Because it […]


Pre order Quilting Arts TV Series 900

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Earlier this fall, I taped three segments for Quilting Arts TV series 900: For the first one I demonstrate a variety of techniques for discharging fabric using two less toxic products; Color Remover by RIT and DeCorourant. I show a couple shibori type methods with the RIT product and use freezer paper stencils, stamping and printing with thermofax screens with […]


Swedish Magazine Interview

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Last September 11th, I met with the editor of the Swedish Quilting magazine Rikstacket for an interview. The streets of downtown Chicago were unusually quiet on that somber 10 year anniversary, but the sun was shining and it was a lovely warm day. We met at the Art Institute for lunch and chatted about my […]


The Best of Quilting Arts

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I just received my copy of the Best of Quilting Arts and was thrilled to see my art on the back cover! This book is really a nice compilation of articles from the first 10 years of Quilting Arts magazine. I am so happy my article about using teabags and other paper ephemera with fabric […]


New color removing article in Quilting Arts magazine

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I wanted to let you know I have a new article in the December/January issue of Quilting Arts magazine about discharging fabric with an inexpensive and easy use product from Rit. I began experimenting with it and found a new method of using the product with shibori and had great results with hand dyes and […]


Check out my latest article in Quilting Arts

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I recently wrote an article on the way I prepare my work for quilting for the October/November 2011 issue of Quilting Arts magazine focussing on Stitch. In my article I talk about my thought process for planning the quilting designs, my preference for batting, my tried and true method of basting and marking a top with strategic design […]


Taping Quilting Arts TV season 900

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Susan Bruebaker Knapp, Elin Waterston, Me, and Candy Glendening, after a wonderful dinner at Taza Lebanese Grill These are the artists who were taping on Tuesday and Wednesday in Cleveland. Susan and I emailed before hand and arranged to meet at the airport on Monday and Candy’s flight also happened to arrive when mine did, […]


Have you seen these great deals?

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It’s hard to even think about Christmas and the holidays right now, but you know it will be here before you know it. Get a head start on some projects with this great deal from Interweave. After all you can’t get much for under a buck these days. Download Cloth Paper Scissors Gifts 2010 for 10¢ ! Interweave also has $5 […]


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 […]


I have an article on sewing metal in Volume 3 of the emag In Stitches

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Interweave’s newest issue of In Stitches is now available for download. It’s a great new magazine format that has written articles, videos and slideshows. Check out this great table of contents. Along with my article, there is a slide show of high res photos of many of the ways I have combined metal with textiles […]


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 […]


It’s February and I sure hope that groundhog is right!

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I have been so busy the last couple weeks working on 3 writing projects. One of them included shooting and editing video for an issue of Quilting Arts In Stitches. If you are unfamiliar with Interweave’s cool new emag, check out this review on Crafty Pod to get a good idea of what it’s like. […]


Check out Creative Time and Space

Rice Freeman-Zachery does a review of her wonderful book and talks about a project she is starting on her blog to help you be ready to be more creative in 2011.


Quilting Arts TV – Series 700

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The next season of QATV to hit the air waves is series 700, here’s the episode line up so you can set the DVR to catch your favorite guests and projects or you can pre-order the DVD now. Series 700 Episodes 1–13 Episode 701: An elegant portrait finish for small quilts with Jean Wells • […]


Laura models my tree skirt

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Today was the PAQA (Professional Art Quilters Association) meeting where art quilters from all over the midwest meet to share info on exhibition opportunities, classes, accomplishments and their latest work. During our show and tell portion of the meeting Laura Wasilowski, ever the comedienne, modeled the Christmas tree skirt I designed for this years Quilting […]


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.