Posts Tagged ‘painting imagery with textile paints’

My teaching trip to Naples, Florida

I just got back from teaching at the Naples Quilters Guild. This guild goes up on the high list of wonderful places to teach, and credit goes to great programs organizers like Judy and Linda that make the job a whole lot easier, and a lot more fun. My first class was Paint and Printapalooza […]


What a great way to start 2018: part 2

At Craft Napa on Saturday, I taught a brand new class- Blooming Inspiration. This class is about learning to paint on fabric in layers using acrylic inks while creating simplified more graphic elements. We began by making several pieces of colorfully painted fabric, by applying acrylic inks in a few different ways. Then we worked out designs […]


Painting with the Fresno fiber arts guild

This last weekend I drove down to Fresno to give a lecture and teach my workshop Painting Imagery with Textile Paints with the Fresno FiberArts guild. What a lovely time I had, this is one creative group of gals! They are knitters, weavers, beaders, sewists, felters, art quilters and all around textile artists. We had a great workshop, as […]


Painting torches and my first day at Craft Napa 2017

What a week it’s been! After coming home from Craft Napa, the first thing I had to do before sorting unpacking supplies and writing a series of blog posts about our marvelous adventure teaching at this fabulous retreat again, was get my roof fixed in the studio and get the ceiling repair scheduled. And being the political minded […]


Quilting in the Garden

Last week I taught a workshop in Livermore, California in conjunction with a show called Quilting in the Garden at Alden Lane Nursery. In this workshop we used textile paints to paint floral imagery on fabric. We covered painting backgrounds, smooth gradations, glazing, painting fine details, how to avoid paint bleeding, and many other things. It’s kind […]


Did you know Colorado means “colored red” in Spanish?

The name was applied to the Colorado river (because of the red sandstone soil of the region) and came into use for the entire territory after the discovery of gold in the Pike’s Peak region. In 1861 congress chose Colorado as the name for the Territory. Source State Symbols USA After being home one day from San […]


Is it just me? or do you also feel like time is flying by at break-neck speed?

I’ve been so busy for the last couple months and unfortunately for me it’s not going to let up for several more weeks. Since the last time I posted, besides celebrating both my son and his girlfriends birthday, I had 2 teaching trips, designed an apron, am now preparing supplies for my classes at International Quilt Festival in Houston […]


Gone to Carolina

The first class I taught in Charlotte was Tsukineko inks. Wonderful students and wonderful work! . After class my host Debbie Langsam (right) and I drove to Moorseville to have dinner with my friend Karen Newman Fridy (left), who I first met about 7 years ago when my ex was working in Winston-Salem. We had […]