Archive for April, 2011

May I have a drum roll please!

The winner is: Congratulations Sherrie of Chelly and Me for winning Laura Wasilowski’s new book Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts!Tweet

A Color Theory Testimonial

As the current class wraps up and I get ready to launch the next Color Theory Class, I wanted to share a wonderful note from one of my students describing her experience with the online color theory class. First, I want to thank you for the wonderful lessons and recommended book. I took my time […]

Welcome to the Fanciful Stitches blog tour!

If you are a fan of bright hand dyed fabrics, fusible applique and beautiful embroidered stitching, you have arrived at the right place. Today, I am sitting down with my good friend Laura Wasilowski for a little chat about her new book Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts11 Easy Appliqué Projects to Embroider by Hand. Please, pour a […]

Online Color Theory Class

next class begins May 23, 2011 9 week online course $60 Did you know the color choices you make can transform an average piece of artwork into something spectacular? Be surprised and delighted by the effects and illusions you can create by understanding the mysteries of color. In this hands-on experiential class you’ll learn key […]

The blog tour has begun!

The Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts blog tour that is!  My good friend Laura Wasilowski, has a new book. Lucky me, I got to see a preview copy and I can tell you, it’s a keeper! Laura’s work has such a wonderful whimsical quality, so bright and cheerful, just like she is. To celebrate this momentous […]

A little Inspiration at the Art Institute

Saturday my friends Frieda Anderson and Laura Wasilowski picked up my daughter Nina and I on their way to the Art Institute for a meet up with other midwest SAQA members. The plan was to see the current textile exhibit, but I was sidetracked by the amazing exhibit titled Kings, Queens and Courtiers: Art in […]

I’m a proud Momma

  My son Ty has been published again. Last year he was hired by Time Out Chicago to design an origami cocktail ring from a ten dollar bill for the cover of their issue on cheap deals in the city. Last month they contacted him to do a feature in their kids issue. Over the […]

Make Tea Stained Fabric

Over the last couple weeks, I have been preparing a lot of fabric for the workshops I’ll be teaching in the next several months.  I have torn yards and yards of white fabric and handdyed a variety of light colors to use in the Tsukineko inks classes and also made tea colored painted fabric for […]

Spring has sprung, time to felt some eggs

Since Easter is right around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to repost this tutorial on making felted eggs. These are really fun to make and stitch, enjoy! Roll yarn into oval egg shapes close to the size of desired egg as a form for the roving to be wrapped around.  I usually […]

Chicago Create Retreat registration is open now!

The Create Retreat class info is up on the website and you can register now to take 5 days of fabulous mixed media and artquilt themed classes. The retreat is going to be located in Lisle, Illinois, which is a suburb southwest of Chicago. You can fly into Midway (a smaller airport) or O’Hare, it’s […]