publications

Design, Paint & Stitch DVD Preview

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Interweave has just posted a preview of my new DVD Design, Paint & Stitch. You have no idea how hard it is to watch yourself on these things, lol! Here’s the promo info: Add paint to your quilt with an array of painting techniques! After providing a brief overview of the materials she uses, award-winning […]


Coming Soon!

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Really, I always feel a little shy when it comes to promoting stuff like this, it’s so hard to toot your own horn, but I taped a new DVD with Interweave when I was in Cleveland last month. It is due to hit the store shelves in a couple weeks. Below is the outside cover […]


My Christmas tree skirt pattern is now available on the Quilting Arts site

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For those of you who bought the new Quilting Arts gifts magazine and want to make the deer Christmas tree skirt, there is a pdf of the pattern available for download on the Quilting Arts website, that you can print out and tape together.


Get your copy now!

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Woo hoo, look what I have in my hot little hands and now you can get the new Quilting Arts gifts magazine too! This is a fantastic issue, not only because I have an article on making a graphic painted reindeer tree skirt ooh, I love how Quilting Arts photographs stuff!… but also because there […]


Quilting Arts TV

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On Thursday, I taped several segments for season 700 of Quilting Arts TV and a new DVD. My first topic for QATV was working with Shiva paintsticks and freezer paper templates. The next segment was on using tea bags for collage on fabric, like we did in my tea and ephemera class. Getting hooked up […]


Remember this?

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Well, now I can tell you that this detail shot is from a tree skirt I designed and made for the new Quilting Arts Gifts magazine. This tree skirt was made like a whole cloth painted quilt, but it could also be made by applique if that is the way you like to work. This […]


IQA Journal Profile

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I am so honored to be profiled in the Summer issue of the International Quilt Association Journal. It means so much to me to be recognized by this amazing organization. Thanks IQA!


Remember this?

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Last February I told you I was working on a project I couldn’t talk about, well, now I can! I was dyeing silk for an article for Vogue Patterns Magazine. This is the August/September issue. I dyed rayon/silk velvet with a variety of hand dye techniques using Rit dye to make a scarf using 6 […]


I’m featured in an artist spotlight

Lyric Kinard, author of Art + Quilt, Design Principles and Creativity Exercises has featured me on her blog. She is also doing a dvd giveaway, so stop by for a visit and leave a note for a chance to win.


Hand Eye Magazine article on divorce, 3 of Swords

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A couple months ago Dawn Goldsmith owner of the blog Subversive Stitchers: Women Armed with Needles asked me to share with her my experiences working through grief with my textile art for an article she was writing for Hand Eye magazine titled “Healing with thread and fabric”. She also interviewed my good friend Kathy York […]


I am featured on the Dinner at Eight blog today

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I have been  interviewed for the Dinner at Eight Artists blog, coinciding with the Beneath the Surface Exhibit that will be opening at IQF Long Beach July 23-25. My 3 of Swords quilt will be part of this traveling exhibit.


An artist Interview with Kelli

My dear friend Kelli Nina Perkins, author of Stitch Alchemy, interviewed me on her blog this week. Take a look.


Free shipping on Blurb books

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Blurb is having a special for the next couple weeks on free shipping when you order blurb books by March 22. USD $ promo code: WESHIPGBP £ promo code: WESHIP2EUR € promo code: WESHIP3 There are many self published books being made on Blurb by artists these days. Here’s a few: Painted Threads, mixed media […]


Some inspirational gifts for your holiday shopping

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Several talented artist friends have recently self published beautiful books with Blurb and the really awesome thing is Blurb is offering a special through December 31st $10 off any books with a value of $29.95 or more. That means you can order an image wrap hardcover copy (mine is normally $29.95) for $19.95 or get […]


My first book!

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I just self published this little portfolio of my art quilts and mixed media work using Blurb. I have seen several people write about using Blurb on their blogs and thought I would try it out myself. You can preview the book here. The book is 7 inches square, 40 pages long, printed on premium […]


The Woman in Orange

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Who is this amazing looking woman in orange making such a striking figure at festival? Well it is none other than Ricë Freeman-Zachery the author of Creative Time and Space a wonderful new book that I am thrilled to have been included in. We finally ran into each other Saturday night at the end of […]


Ooh, I’m so excited, look what came in the mail!

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I placed a pre-order for Creative Time and Space by Ricë Freeman-Zachery from Amazon, and it arrived this afternoon, just in time for me to get in some good airport reading tomorrow. Yay!This book is so cool, please forgive the bad/fuzzy photos, the sun is going down and I am anxious to give you a […]


Coming soon to a book store near you!

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Ricë Freeman-Zachery who wrote Living the Creative Life: Ideas and Inspiration from Working Artists has written a new book that is due to come out very soon called Creative Time and Space. This is what the editorial review says about the book:   “With a fresh approach and an A-list group of contributing artists, Creative […]


Quilting Arts TV

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While at quilt festival last week I taped another segment for Quilting Arts TV demonstrating painting with Tsukineko All Purpose Inks and aloe vera gel.


Dyeing Batting with Rit

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Now that my article on low immersion dyeing with RIT from the December 2008 Quilting Arts magazine has been published, I can show you photos of the artwork I made for RIT to use on a segment of Quilting Arts TV for season 3. The third season should begin in January. The episode that RIT […]


The New Quilting Arts book

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I just got a copy of The Quilting Arts book. Wow, it covers all you need to know about making art quilts written by Pokey Bolten and an amazing line up of contributing artists. You can see all the chapters and contributors on the table of contents and a sneak peak of several pages by […]


Quilting Arts Gifts 2008

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Remember last years Quilting Arts gifts? This year the gifts issue is bigger and better than ever. It is packed with great projects. Look at that table of contents, two pages of holiday goodness! I wrote an article for making my felted wool ornaments. You can see them hanging on the tree in the photo […]


Announcing my new blog for techniques

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My new blog Painted Threads Projects will be an archive for projects originally posted here on Painted Threads. It is a place to go to see step out photos with descriptions on various projects that I have done. These are blog posts that have been consolidated by project, including comments with questions and answers relating […]


Artist Profile on Layers Upon Layers: Mixed Media Art

Check out a cool blog called Layers Upon Layers. Each week Cyndi does an interview with a different artist, this week she featured me! There are always interesting techniques, artist profiles and links to other cool stuff on this blog. Thanks Cyndi!