Posts Tagged ‘Tsukineko Inks’

Oh Canada! Your quilters put on a great show

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Jan Krentz and I welcome you to the city of Niagara Falls This was my first trip to the Toronto area of Canada, I’ve been to the east and west sides of Canada, but that was many years ago, back when the border was less daunting. I had a relatively easy crossing, but after talking […]


Teaching Tsukineko inks in Peachester, Australia

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This is the very talented and lovely Bernadine Hine, a well known Aussie art quilter and she is the one I have to thank for the opportunity to teach in the town of Peachester (population 452) up in the mountains an hours drive north of Brisbane. This 125 year old town hall was the location of […]


Painting with Tsukineko Inks at Festival

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Another great day was had in the ever popular Tsukineko inks class. It was a full class with 25 students who produced a lot of really beautiful work. Painting classes can be a challenge because there are a variety of skill levels and comfort zones in the same room. The biggest hurdle is to help […]


Fantastic 3 day Unique Stitching retreat in Canberra

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3 tired but happy teachers: Sue Dennis, Cecile Whatman and Me What a great retreat Cecile organized, and on very short notice too, I think she pulled off organizing and booking it in 3 months and it was a huge success! I was still transitioning to a time zone 7 hours different from my own […]


The Australasian Quilt Convention

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This is the Royal Exhibition Building, the home of the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne. It was built in 1880 with a brick structure and wood interior, it has two floors and is in the shape of a cross. There’s no heat or airconditioning, and since fall was well underway it was a bit cool […]


Tsukineko Inks at Road

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This is Gina, who was our one woman entertainment committee in the Tsukineko inks class, she has a fantastic sense of humor and kept us laughing all day, and she’s not only funny, she’s very talented too with a winning quilt in the show.     In this class we always start the day by […]


2 Great Tsukineko Inks Classes at Festival

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I’m long over due posting about my week teaching at International Quilt Festival in Houston (I’ve been focused on trying to find a place to live) but I’d like to start off by saying I had a fantastic time in Houston and my students produced incredible work. I taught two classes on painting with Tsukineko […]


Thursday: Tsukineko Inks Again and Dinner at 8

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On thursday, I taught a second Tsukineko inks class at festival and the good news is if you were trying to get in and didn’t, I had such a big waiting list, I have been invited to come back and teach it again in Houston next year. Dinner at 8 Sue Dennis, Rachel, Sue Bleiweiss, […]


Tuesday: Tsukineko All Purpose Inks

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 All my classes at festival were full with 25 students and such a treat to teach, so much incredible work was produced. This is the work of the youngest student I have ever had in any of my classes at festival, beautiful! huh? She’s 17, from England and a total delight. I was so lucky […]


Tsukineko Inks at International Quilt Festival, Long Beach

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My first day teaching at festival, I had a full class with 24 students and a lot of wonderful work was produced using Tsukineko’s All Purpose Inks. We always start by using a dry brush method; dipping the fantastix tool in to the ink and working on white fabric and then progress to using paint […]


Tsukineko All Purpose Inks in St. Paul

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My Tsukineko Inks class was a large one with 25 students. In this class I teach two different techniques for applying the inks to fabric.  In the first half of the class we use a dry brush method with the Fantastix applicators that are dipped into the ink. Using the Fantastix pen tools are kind […]


Another Great Festival

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 Pokey, Melly Testa, Me, Jane LaFazio, Jamie Fingal and Leslie Jenison George R Brown convention center, on the right My week started by meeting several friends for dinner Monday night a few hours after I arrived and I knew then festival had officially begun. Me, Alisa Burke, Tracie Huskamp, Lesley Riley, Marilyn Huskamp and Rebekah […]


Ink Potion No. 9 with Tsukineko Inks Tutorial

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I just bought a relatively new product from Tsukineko Inks called Ink Potion no. 9 to find out how it works with the All Purpose Inks. One purpose of the solution is to help blend ink colors. From my estimation this could be a good alternative to working with aloe vera gel to lighten and […]


One month until Quilt Festival

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Just a reminder that I will be teaching two classes at the International Quilt Festival Chicago in April. On Thursday April 16th, I am teaching a three hour class on Tsukineko Inks. I will demonstrate two different methods for working with the inks; the dry brush method using the fantastix foam applicators, blending colors on […]


North Suburban Needle Arts Guild

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This week I gave a lecture and taught two workshops for the North Suburban Needle Arts Guild. What a great guild, there are quilters, doll makers, beaders, knitters, etc., basically all kinds fiber artists. I taught Painting Fabric for Whole Cloth Quilts the first day and using Tsukineko Inks the second day. Because I consider […]


International Quilt Festival Chicago

Are you going to quilt festival this spring? I will be teaching two classes at IQF Chicago in April. On Thursday April 16th, I am teaching a three hour class on Tsukineko Inks. I will demonstrate two different methods for working with the inks; the dry brush method using the fantastix foam applicators, blending colors […]


the dermis layers

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This piece represents the dermis layers of our skin. The funny little wiggly things are our sensory organs, the rest are all the cellular layers above the fatty tissue (not shown). This is approx. 20″x 8″


Quilted Mitochondria

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This piece is about 10 inches across.