Tsukineko Inks at Road

DSCN3330This 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 using a dry brush method; dipping the fantastix tool in the ink and working on white fabric through a series of exercises and then in the afternoon we progress to a completely different method working on one large image, using paint brushes and aloe vera gel on lightly colored hand dyed fabrics. The photos below are all from the afternoon session.

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Here’s the car of a very enthusiastic quilter who was visiting the show.


While in Southern California, I also had a wonderful reunion with my good friend Michele Pusateri, (that was not her car) who I was programs co-chair with at the Glendale Quilt guild 8 years ago before I moved to Chicago. We had so much to catch up on, both of us have had some big challenges to deal with over the last 4 years and it was fantastic to see her looking so good despite it all. Us women are strong!

6 Responses to “Tsukineko Inks at Road”

  1. Naghma says:

    Judy, what amazing creativity in these works! Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. I love how the inks look on the fabrics, I really need to try that.
    What is the purpose of the aloe gel?


  3. Debbie Gaetz says:

    thanks for sharing today; I love Gina’s art, and I love that car! can’t wait to try what you’ve described

  4. PB says:


    How wonderful! I have got to figure out a way to get a class with you – and soon. Have you done any or thought about doing videos? What about online classes? Not the same of course as in person but better than none at all.


    • Well, You could look at my schedule, or put in a request with a local guild to see if they’ll book me. In the men time I have a dvd with Interweave called Design, Paint, Stitch: Making a painted whole cloth art quilt from start to finish. I have an online color theory class that I have temporarily stopped because I need to build a new website for it and havent had the time to do it. I do hope to offer more online classes in the future.

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