Posts Tagged ‘Quilting Arts’

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Dyeing with RIT

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A month or two ago I mentioned that I had done a project for RIT dye for Quilting Arts TV. I actually made three projects for the RIT representative to use on the show because I had too many different ideas to stop at one. They taped the show at the end of August and […]


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 […]


Mixed Media Painted Fabric DVD is Back in Business

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Quilting Arts has just released the next three DVD’s in their new Workshop Series with Jamie Fingal, Ruth Rae and Rayna Gilman, go check them out. My workshop DVD on Mixed Media Painted Fabric is now back up on the website, too.


Houses article part 2- construction!

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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. […]


Finished Fiesta Ornaments

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During open studios I sewed the metal on several ornaments, I have been slowly finishing the rest up.This is the ornament I made for the Quilting Arts TV segment. So there will be a pattern and directions on the website when ever the episode is released.These are 3 1/2 inches square. I will post the […]


Quilting Arts TV again!

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This is what I couldn’t tell you about the other day, Quilting Arts TV had a camera crew at the show. I taped a segment making the Fiesta Ornaments. This will be shown sometime during the third or fourth season. I tell ya. it was not easy sewing metal on a sewing machine I have […]


Surviving the Runway

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If you have never seen Surviving the Runway at one of the IQA shows you are really missing something wild. This time there was a 70’s disco theme, using authentic 70’s albums to create wearable pieces of art. Here is Pokey with her editors Helen and Barb posing before the class started. Aren’t they cute! […]


Open Studios

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Open Studios was filled with so many people doing cool stuff. I wish I had gotten pictures of everybody. Here are just a few of the wonderful artists at work. The darling Lynn Krawczyk incorporates all kinds of interesting objects and images in her art quilts. Here’s Beryl Taylor working on an embellisher making her […]


Gathering Supplies

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All week I have been gathering supplies for teaching two MIU classes, Open Studios and one other Quilting Arts event I will be doing at International Quilt Festival that I don’t think I can talk about yet. It is amazing how much time that takes. The hardest part has been estimating how much paint 25 […]


CPS Studios is here!

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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 Festival

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Quilting Arts is going to have an online quilt festival with the help of the talented people over at Interweave May 29 – June 2. It is supposed to be like visiting a quilt festival from the comfort of home with vendors and classes. These are some of the things you will be able to […]


Quilting Arts TV Season 2

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Pokey and I on set for my segment on painted batting. My episode is going to be 213, the last one of the season. The Quilting Arts staff are a health concious crew. Helen Gregory (editor) and Pokey are taking a break in the green room getting their antioxidents. When I got to the studio […]