Posts Tagged ‘10 Textile Techniques with Acrylic Inks’

Slo times with Acrylic Inks


As I prepare to drive to Redding this morning I wanted to pull together the last of my post about my trip to San Luis Obispo to teach 10+ Techniques with Acrylic Inks. I’ve been facebook friends with Janet Mease for a number of years, so it was really fun to meet her face to […]

10+ Techniques with Acrylic Inks in San Luis Obispo, CA and a New Quilt for Yvonne

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On August 12-13, I’ll be teaching a 2-day acrylic inks workshop in San Luis Obispo at SLO Creative Studio. I’m really excited about this not only because it’s a beautiful area of California and I get to visit an old high school friend, but also because it’s my favorite class to teach! There really is nothing better than […]

I have so much to catch up on!

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I’ll try to get caught up over the next week or so, but it’s going to take several posts to get there. When I got back from Madison, WI, after close to 2 months on the road, I got together with a couple girlfriends for a fun day of wine tasting in Lodi, just south of […]

A short detour to Madison to share my love of painting with acrylic inks


When my old friend Pat Kroth found out that I was going to be in Omaha she asked if I could make a detour to Madison, Wisconsin and do an acrylic ink workshop with her  group the Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists. How could I refuse? I just wish it didn’t have to be such a short visit, I […]

6 days of art making with a Smiling Turtle in Omaha


What a lot of trips I have to catch up on, the last 2 months have been a whirlwind. Now I’m home for a bit and will try to catch up on a few before I fly to Denver on Friday for my college roommates wedding/art school besties reunion.   Back in April I flew to Omaha to […]

My Fabulous Trip to Florida: Part two

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  I have so many wonderful memories of my time at the Focus on Fiber Florida retreat held at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach. I felt so spoiled when I saw the little cabin that was my home away from home during my time at the retreat.   This was my […]

Woo hoo, I’m a cover girl!

March-April 2016 MQU cropped cover

This is the image I just received of the next issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited that I wrote an article for. I was told that if you get a new subscription by February 10th, this issue will come with your subscription. To get 10% off your renewal or subscription on print issues, use promo code MQUSPECIAL to […]

The very first Craft Napa retreat was a tremendous success!

pinata burial

My car was packed to the gills when I drove away from my house for Craft Napa with my daughter Indigo, who was working as staff photographer for the event. We stopped on the way to pick up my recently retired mom (78 years old) who was signed up for a watercolor class with Jane […]

Better late than never, right? My week teaching at International Quilt Festival

pokey, frieda, laura, leslie

I’ve been so busy the last couple weeks but things are finally slowing down enough to share about my time at festival. Teaching at International Quilt Festival is always a whirlwind of a week with lots of hard work and lots of good fun. I love catching up with so many friends all in one place. My week at festival started […]

I guess it’s no surprise I love painting with acrylic inks and I love sharing what I’ve learned with my students!

Ann Ursula shibori

  . and it’s so gratifying to know that the people I teach feel that too. Thank you Rocky Mountain Creative Quilters for inviting me to beautiful Colorado so I could share my passion for painting with you! 🙂 ~+~ I was very happy to see a nice review of my 10+ Techniques with Acrylic inks book in […]

A working trip back to my childhood home

page st kittery

I had so much fun on this last trip. I flew into Boston and met up with my younger sister Beth who lives in Massachusetts. These paintings of my dads were hanging in Beth’s house. My dad was a Naval engineer, who designed steering mechanisms for nuclear subs, but he liked to draw historic houses with pen and […]

A blast of creativity and fun in my workshops with Unique Stitching

Acrylic ink class

The last 3 weeks have been a whirlwind. I taught 2 classes with Unique Stitching, 3 classes at the Creative textiles show in Canberra, flew home from Australia on May 5th then drove to Fresno on May 8th, where I gave a lecture and taught a painting class. I’m just now catching my breath and able to […]

2 Days of Acrylic Inks with the Queensland Quilters

QLD Judy n Mel JJ

What a great time I had with the Queensland Quilters! We spent two days immersed in acrylic ink, creating some really amazing work. x One of my students Donna, is an amazing poet, after painting two beetles she proceeded to write an incredibly humorous poem to go with it, and then she did a reading […]

Another International Quilt Festival has come and gone

GWBrown Covention center

It has taken me about a week and a half to recover from the last month and a half of travels and teaching, so I’ve been a bit slow to get back to blogging since I got home. I  have quite a few photos from my time in Houston, so I’m going to write several […]

I am so excited about this!


Join me for an Acrylic Ink Adventure at Quilt Camp in La Grange, Texas next June 7-9, 2013!!! organized by the wonderful folks at Quilts Inc. Spend a weekend filled with surface design exploration! Begin with creating colorful textured backgrounds, explore mark making with different kinds of stamps, draw with inks using quill type calligraphy and ruling pens. Paint imagery opaquely […]

A Sea of Colorful Fabric Using 10 Techniques with Acrylic Inks


This was the scene on the floor before we broke for lunch on Saturday. Luckily we had a really big room. I spread out a 9′ x 12′ tarp and then added another 6 feet to it an hour later. These were our base fabrics created using the first 5 techniques.  After lunch we used […]

Get Inked in Long Beach!


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 […]

10 Techniques with Acrylic Inks


We had a great time with the acrylic inks class, this was the first official time through it so there is always so much to learn, for all of us. I’m glad it was a small class, I can see where timing will have to be adjusted for a big class, as well as needing […]