Tea and Ephemera in Santa Clara

I had a great time with the ladies in the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association last week. I drove down on Sunday to give a Monday morning lecture followed up with a private viewing at the San Jose Quilt and Textile museum and Tea and Ephemera Workshop on Tuesday.

I love how these two pieces incorporated hand written notes.

Debbie Ballentine sent me a finished photo of her piece this week (below), that you can see in the bottom corner in the photo grouping above. At home, she increased the contrast in some places and added a couple more details to enhance various elements, then quilted it. Didn’t it come out gorgeous?

Keep creating,


I’d love to spark your creativity at one of these upcoming events:

October 19-21 Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, KY
Tea and Ephemera and Blessings in the wind: mixed-media prayer flags

October 27 Meissners, Sacramento, Fiesta Ornaments


January 16-20 Craft NapaPaint & Printapalooza (a few openings left), Collage, Paint, Create! (Sold out), Make an Impression! (a few spots left) 


IMG_5538Judy is an artist, explorer, image wrangler, knowledge seeker, instructor, speaker, creative alchemist, and purveyor of inspiration, helping others channel creativity on a daily basis.

5 Responses to “Tea and Ephemera in Santa Clara”

  1. Anne Garvey says:

    Beautiful creations.

    • Ryllis Robertson says:

      Wow I love these.❤️❤️

      • Hi Ryllis,
        you might have gotten a note that was in response to Anne’s comment on my post and I wanted to let you know I want to organize another trip down under to NZ and possibly AU too, so if you think there is enough interest in your area to have me do another workshop in Brisbane, etc. please let me or Kerry Glen know. thanks!

    • Hi Anne,
      I’m trying to organize a teaching trip to NZ in Feb 2020 with help from Kerry Glen of Tulis Textiles, if you think there might be interest in your area to book a workshop with me please send me or Kerry an email. thanks!

  2. Anne Garvey says:

    Oh wow that would be cool. I’LL SEND THIS TO Taranaki Quilters.

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