Posts Tagged ‘workshops’

Fiesta Ornaments just in time for the holidays

I taught my last workshop of the year at Meissners Sewing in Sacramento this weekend and it was so fun to teach my holiday inspired project of Fiesta Ornaments. I began teaching this as a workshop after I wrote an article for the first issue of Quilting Arts Gifts Magazine in 2007. Since that article […]

Wanna jump start your creativity?

Check out this roster of great teachers! offering lots of great quilting and mixed media classes. I’m thrilled to be teaching again at this super fun retreat. Here’s what’s on my Craft Napa schedule: Paint and Printapalooza 2-days Thursday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm Make your own personal fabric line! Learn a variety of techniques for creating […]

International Quilt Festival is coming…

and there’s just 2 days left for online registration (October 7), but that doesn’t mean you still can’t sign up for classes when you get there. I’m teaching 3 classes this year, one of them twice, and it’s very likely I won’t be teaching at festival next year since I’m scheduled to teach in New […]

You win some and you lose some, it’s all about perspective

BUSHWHACK Bushwhack: to cut a path through dense vegetation.  Inspired by patterns in nature, I saw each block like plant cuttings scattered on the ground. 40’ x 40” You may remember when I posted some progress photos of this quilt several months ago. I started to make it for sheer pleasure, but as I was sewing […]

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 […]

I guess it’s no surprise I love painting with acrylic inks and I love sharing what I’ve learned with my students!

  . and it’s so gratifying to know that the people I teach feel that too. Thank you Rocky Mountain Creative Quilters for inviting me to beautiful Colorado so I could share my passion for painting with you! 🙂 ~+~ I was very happy to see a nice review of my 10+ Techniques with Acrylic inks book in […]

Feeling the love and creativity

On the eve of Valentines’s day, I hope you’re feeling the love. Valentine’s day is the ultimate creativity infused holiday where we create a card, a gift or experience to express our love for those special people in our lives. I’ve been making a few, but more on that later, first I want to tell you […]

Spend a week immersed in the ultimate creative exploration using Acrylic Inks with me!

Oh my gosh, what could be more wonderful than crisp cool mornings, fall colors, and uninterrupted creative time in the Great Smoky Mountains for a whole week! Sounds like heaven to me and it’s coming up soon! October 12-18, I will be teaching an  Acrylic Ink Textile Adventure at Arrowmont, and I keep thinking of new techniques to […]

Exploring new directions with a variety of media

Recently I used acrylic inks to bring new life to a couple ‘finished’ pieces that, to put it simply, felt unfinished. I really love the way they look after adding a larger, more colorful, image. Each piece now has a dominant focal point painted with acrylic inks on top of a subtle, mainly monochromatic, background that was created with a variety […]

My trip back to the third coast

I flew to Chicago to give 2 lectures and teach a day and a half Tea & Ephemera workshop for the Prairie Star quilt guild in St. Charles, Illinois. Before heading out to the burbs, I reunited with a group of good friends that regularly met for dinner at my old loft. Our group initially started meeting for artist play dates, and a potluck […]

The Creative Textiles show in Canberra

I’ve been so busy since I came back from Australia. 3 days after I came home I was on the road to central California to give a lecture and teach a workshop and for the last week I’ve been catching up with my kids, dealing with an on going health problem of my daughter, spending some time […]

My bags are packed and I’m almost ready to go…

I’m off to Australia for two weeks to teach 2 painting classes with Cecile Whatman of Unique Stitching and teach 3 workshops and demo techniques at The Creative Textile Show  2-4 May in Canberra. With Cecile, I’ll be teaching one of my favorite two day classes 10 Techniques with Acrylic Inks, 26-27 April. These are a few finished pieces I made from […]

Highlights of the Brisbane Quilt and Craft Fair

What a great show! It was really wonderful to be at the Brisbane Quilt and Craft Fair the week following teaching in the Sunshine Coast and the 2 day workshop for the Queensland Quilters, because it felt like a steady stream of friends kept stopping by to say hi. Sue Duffy and Brenda Wood were […]

The road to Sydney and 2 classes at Kim Bradley’s Creations

After the retreat in Canberra, I went to Sydney. It was a beautiful 3 hour drive. Cecile and I stopped half way for lunch in the historic town of Berrima, where most of the buildings are built from sandstone. Spring was in the air and the wisteria and fruit trees were filled with blossoms. We […]

Hey Aussies, I’ll be coming to a city near you soon!

I want to tell you about a big trip that’s in the works down under, and I’ll be leaving in just a few weeks. This has all come together in a very short amount of time, organized by my friend Cecile of Unique Stitching. Cecile hosted my trip to Melbourne to teach at the Australasian […]

Two fantastic retreats coming up in Wisconsin and Australia!

Hey midwest peeps! Next month, I’m teaching two classes at Shake Rag Ally School of Arts and Crafts in beautiful Mineral Point, Wisconsin.         August 24th- Painting Imagery on Fabric While working with textile paints, students learn techniques for creating smooth gradations of color, glazing paint to create more visual depth, covering […]

International Quilt Festival, Houston enrollment starts Monday!

Check out the class catalog, it’s that time already! I have a really full schedule again this year with 6 classes and a lecture. and Enrollment starts July 15th. Monday, October 28 Color Theory #123 Do you find yourself choosing the same ‘tried and true’ color combinations over and over? Do you want to learn how to mix exactly the color […]

Channel Inspiration, Creativity and Exploration this summer on an Acrylic Ink Quilting Adventure

I find my best work comes when I have uninterrupted time to delve deep into the process and explore ideas and techniques. Opportunities to focus on our art making can be so rare, but it’s incredibly important to make time for it in our over scheduled hectic lives. I’d like to invite you to take […]

I’m so excited!!!

   VISIT AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST & BEST QUILT EVENT!   COME TO THE AUSTRALASIAN QUILT CONVENTION AND SEE QUILTS from Botswana, Belgium, Korea, New Zealand, UK, USA, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and from every state in Australia – the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria & Western Australia. Australasian Quilt […]

Join me on a Hawaiian Island Quilt Cruise for a Cause

This October come with me for a painting and surface design adventure on an island hopping Quilt n’ Cruise to Hawaii. A really wonderful aspect of this cruise, is that a portion of the proceeds go to funding breast cancer research. Beyond contributing to such a wonderful cause, what could be more inspiring than a cruise […]

Join me on an Acrylic Ink Adventure at Idyllwild Arts Summer Camp!

Oh my gosh I am so excited to tell you I’ll be teaching Acrylic Ink Adventure, a 3 day retreat, at Idylwild Arts, June 30-July 2 in Southern California and registration is open now! This has got to be one of my favorite locations to teach. I love the environment, it’s so beautiful and relaxing, it’s totally […]

Painting Imagery on Fabric at Road to California

I had a great time teaching last week. The first class I taught was painting, this is my favorite class to teach, because primarily I teach people who dont have any formal art training basic techniques to successfully paint on cotton fabric, which is a lot harder than painting on canvas. It was wonderful to see […]

I am so excited about this!

Join me for an Acrylic Ink Adventure at Quilt Camp in La Grange, Texas next June 7-9, 2013!!! organized by the wonderful folks at Quilts Inc. Spend a weekend filled with surface design exploration! Begin with creating colorful textured backgrounds, explore mark making with different kinds of stamps, draw with inks using quill type calligraphy and ruling pens. Paint imagery opaquely […]

Wow, it’s already time to sign up for classes at IQF Houston!

International Quilt Festival info here.For all of you Tsukineko ink enthusiasts, due to popular demand, I am teaching two classes again this fall!  Tuesday, Oct 30Tsukineko All Purpose Inks (6 hours) The benefit to taking my class is, I teach two different methods for working with the inks. One uses the Fantastix tool with a […]