The Fifth and Final Reverse Auction featuring my artwork “I Beelieve” opens today at 10 a.m. CST. 100% of the proceeds are donated directly to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause. The minimum donation drops each day; wait too long and my artwork might be gone!
Fiberart For A Cause Reverse Auction Set to Raise Funds for the American Cancer Society Fiberart For A Cause will hold its fifth Invitational Reverse Auction from March 24-26, 2009. The Preview opens today: Natalya Aikens, Gerrie Congdon, Marjorie DeQuincy, Rayna Gillman, Carol Larson, Linda Teddlie Minton, Susie Monday, Judy Coates Perez, Leandra Spangler and [...]
Arbol de Vida won 3rd place Innovative,and Moon Garden won an Honorable Mentionat Pacific International Quilt Festival, happening this weekend in California.
I went to the photographer yesterday and had the quilt shot, I had him photograph the back too. You can see my favorite binding technique is to do a faced binding on the back. I still have to do the label, but at least I now have a jpeg to send in with the show [...]
I am finally at the point when I feel comfortable showing the latest quilt. I sort of feel some strange superstition that if I show too much too soon, it will be doomed to failure. I never really know if it will come out how I want it to, until the very end. Sorry, the [...]
Here’s Anne, Frieda and I before the reception started. Ann and Laura were off teaching and Emily had not yet arrived. There was a very good turn out and I was too busy chatting to remember to take other photos. The Quilt National Exhibit is really good, one of the best collections of work I [...]
Several of my big quilts will be going to a few quilt shows this year as part of a special exhibit with the Chicago School of Fusing. The first show Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XIX is coming up this week, February 21 – 24, followed by an exhibit at Denver National Quilt Festival III May 1-4, [...]
I made this tote from some collaged and painted fabric that I made. It is the same technique I used for making the fabric for the houses. There will be an article on making this fabric in the April/May Cloth Paper Scissors.
4″ x 6″
It has been a long time since I have seen this old girl. This is the quilt I made for the traveling exhibit Women of Biblical Proportion. It was made in 2003 and just arrived home yesterday. This exhibit traveled to 40 venues in 25 states over the last four years. Together with The Men [...]
This is the Advent Calendar I designed for Quilting Arts Gifts.Here are a few detail pictures you can’t see in the magazine.I used old family Christmas photos, pictures of retro toys,and details from quilts I have made.
Earlier this year I was extremely honored to join the talented faculty of the prestigious Chicago School of Fusing as an adjunct professor of special studies. As a member of the faculty I will have the privilege of joining them in a special exhibit at the Greater Chicago Quilt Exposition Thursday November 8 – Sunday [...]
Our group quilt Fauna won second place Innovative at PIQF! The name listed with it is The Gomez Sisters, that is our group identity. It was made by (in order of panels left to right) Frances Alford, Kathy York, Vickie Hallmark, Julie Upshaw and me. You can see this quilt in detail in the April/May [...]
This is my finished donation. It is 15″ square. I still have to sew on the sleeve and make a label. I also have to decide what to call it.
Quilt has been photographed and the entry has been sent off to International Quilt Festival Houston.
Our group quilt “Fauna” in the Quilting Arts magazine booth at International Quilt Festival Chicago. photo by nina this time. Kelli Perkins sat across from us in the Cloth Paper Scissors Virtual Studio, she was making these beautiful little paper beads, total eye candy. This is my sisters picture, I could never get a clear [...]
Flora detailFlora and Second Nature are our two group quilts that came before Fauna. They can be seen on the Quilting Arts Website here. If you havn’t seen Fauna yet, you need to go pick up a copy of Quilting Arts magazine (April May issue). I will be painting a sample based on my latest [...]
I had to take a break from quilting, my upper back turned into a big cramp, So i have backed way off on the hours at the machine and have been knitting and going to the Illinois Homeschool Conference with the kids. So I will show some of my pottery to keep things somewhat intersting. [...]
When I lived in Austin TX I spent many years taking pottery classes. I love pottery, wheel throwing and hand building, almost as much as I love to make art quilts. It was a battle of the art forms for many years. I love them both, but there are not enough hours in a day [...]
What is it about rules that make us want to break them. Rules can be very limiting or totally inspiring. The new rule in the International Quilt Festival World of Beauty contest is “no sharps” meaning nothing sharp on a quilt, due to barbed wire being on a quilt a year ago. And as many [...]
Finally finished the Agave. This and four other quilts will be going to a gallery show in Austin, TX for the month of December.