I wrote, designed and self-published Creative Alchemy, 10+ Techniques with Acrylic Inks, as a supplement to my Acrylic Inks class, with the intention of eventually writing other books in a series on the different painting media and techniques I teach, under the Creative Alchemy title. 10+ Techniques with Acrylic Inks, covers all the various demos I do in my […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
My son Ty has just made his first cover by designing an origami cocktail ring for TimeOut Chicago magazine. They even did a little feature of him on their blog.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hey, the Cloth Paper Scissors issue with the house construction directions is hot off the press. If anyone goes through with making a house, please send me photos, I would love to see what you make.Quilting Arts Workshop DVD’s In other news Quilting Arts has just announced the release of the first 4 workshop DVD’s. […]
I love seeing where people make their art, what inspires them and gets their creative juices flowing. Well evidently Pokey does too, she created this incredible special issue. You are going to love this, there are studio vignettes (little sneak peeks into CPS and QA artists studios), and a section featuring some fantastic studios that […]
Quilting Arts TV now has a website, with descriptions of the first 13 episodes under program notes. I am on episode 106, pictorial quilts. You will be able to check the PBS listings from the site to see if and when it airs in your area as well. The site is still in progress so […]
Now that you have all rushed out to pick up your copies of Quilting Arts gifts, I can show you all the ornaments that I made that did not fit in the magazine. These were so fun to make. I made 19 while I was designing them to be used with the article, I kept […]
The first annual Quilting Arts Gifts magazine is soon to hit the shelves at a store near you or you can order your copy here. I have two projects in this special issue, an advent calendar and ornaments that are little painted quilts with embossed metal frames. The stocking on the cover was made by […]