Sunday, July 31, 2011


Greetings All,
Today I had a play-date with members of the "Sew What Art Quilters" (suburban chapter) and we met in Naperville, IL for fun/lunch. We had so much fun that I forgot to take pictures.

However I do have photos of the work that I did. I over painted some fabrics that I had dyed a while back using freezer paper to create the silhouettes and I got this idea from another fabulous Yasmin Sabur. I used freezer paper the last time that we met, but in a diffrent way and there is one more piece in this series and then we shall move on. Enjoy;-)

Lunch was served on the deck overlooking a beautiful garden and I didn't take any pictures of it either. But the food was good and there was a wonderful zucchini bread for dessert and I didn't take any pictures of that as well. I was not in a good picture mode, but I had a great time.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Piece of the Week - Bronze Beauty

Greetings All,
Here's the other jacket in this trio and titled "The Bronze Beauty". It was washed to create a more distress/raveled look and I like it so much, I washed the other two. I love raw-edged applique, fraying, and the softness that washing adds these garments or quilts. Plus you don't have to iron it if you don't want to, just wash, dry, and wear.

I have enough red chiffon to create another, but this first group are on their way down state to see how they are receive.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Pieces of the Weeks

Greetings All,
The Rhapsody in Blues jacket (below) was the piece of this week and it was created along with others as a challenge to myself. Some one asked me if I ever made lighter weight jacket and my reply was no. I saw that as a call to create and I love strip piecing, so off I went to my stash to see what I could see. The fabrics included are my hand dyed cotton, gifted fabrics and purchased yard goods.

Below my "Crimsons Tide" jacket was created last week and it is the first in this series. Yes I do know that I there are other colors involved, but the overall color dictated the names. The jackets are foundation piece onto chiffon and this point I can't conceive of pockets, but I'm working on it. The jackets are created in the kimono style because I wanted them to flow as the wearer moves.


Friday, July 22, 2011

13 Ways to View a Blackbird

Greetings All,
The Northville Art House is pleased to present “13 Ways to View a Blackbird" an art quilt show featuring of work by artists from across the midwest that are members of the Fiber Artist Coalition. Inspired by the Wallace Stevens’ poem with the same name, the exhibit “13 Ways to View a Blackbird” is a vibrant and thought provoking collection by the Fiber Artists Coalition, a group of professional artists from the upper midwestern United States.

Opening reception at the Northville Art House is Friday - August, 2011 from 6 - 9 pm.
215 W. Cady Street, Northville, MI 48167

Exhibition runs through August 27, 2011. The gallery hours are 1:00 - 5:00 pm Wednesday - Saturday.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Remarkable Women Show - Peltz Gallery

Greetings All,
You are invited to the Peltz Gallery 21st Annual “Remarkable Women Show” 2011
Paintings, collage, original prints, quilts & small sculpture by more than 40 women artists.

Amy Arntson, Suzanne Caporael, Squeak Carnwath, Allison B. Cooke, Joeann Daley, Lesley Dill, Lee Ann Garrison, Chrystal Denise Gillon, Michele Gutierrez, Sharon Kerry-Harlan, Martha Hayden, Peregrine Honig, Sonji Hunt, Jayne Reid Jackson, Anne Kingsbury, Kay Knight, Karen Kunc, Diane Levesque, Hung Liu, Barbara Manger, Jiha Moon, Frances Myers, Amy Newell, Gladys Nilsson, Judy Pfaff, Linda Plotkin, JoAnna Poehlmann, Marilyn Propp, Glenda Puhek, Carol S. Pylant, Kathleen Raash, Alison Saar, Stephanie C. Selle, Hollis Sigler, Cheryl Olson-Sklar, Jeanette Pasin Sloan, Barbara Kohl Spiro, Christine Style, Evelyn Patricia Terry,Leslie Vansen, Kara Walker, Della Wells, Trish Williams and more!

Peltz Gallery is locate 1119 E. Knapp Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Reception & Opening Friday, July 29th 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 30th Gallery’s 22nd Birthday Celebration 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Artists’ Memories
For more information you may call 414-223-4278 or email: My piece The Other Side of the Creek (above) will be a part of this exhibit.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

ELCA Gathering 2011

Greetings All,
For 4 days I was in Spokane Washington with a group of 2100 women of the ELCA (the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) and I worked in the in-kind venue where we made quilts for Lutheran World Relief and we created 80 twin size quilts for this effort during the gathering and many more have/will be sent in from congregations across the country. Here's a slide-show of some of what happened.

This wonderful person below stayed all day to learn how to put together one of the quilts. She's a 58 year old women who had never quilted before and was so excited by the process. She will be taking this knowledge back to her community too share with them and we were glad to be a part of her learning how to create her first, but not her last quilt.

The women also created an art quilt exhibit that focus on the theme of the convention, Renew, Respond, and Rejoice! Enjoy;-)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tiny Treasures

Greetings All,
Well the final piece in this group of "Tiny Treasure" changed it's theme. I had no control over what it became. It started out being a totally different piece, but ended up being a black/white composition. The shadow-box that it will be housed in is white and this morning the black/whites started pulling themselves together. The title is "In The Valley", it's constructed of cottons, satin, and paper.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Update on the Tiny Treasures.

Greetings All,
Here's an update on my "Tiny Treasures" commission. I'm loved creating these little gems and must find more of these small shadow boxes.

"Wade In The Water" (I and II) are my latest creations and I hope that you will enjoy them as much as I did in creating them. Now I'm off to complete the final piece in this project (Walking In The Light). Strange that sometimes I get the title before I create the

Saturday, July 2, 2011

More Tiny Treasures-Piece of the Week

Greetings All,
I have been working on small art quilts/wall hangings that I've been framing in small shadow-boxes (4 by 6). Well yesterday I got a commission for 9 of them and I only have 6 so here they are and I'm off to Michael for more boxes and here are the latest of the Tiny Treasures. Grace-II (left), Butterflies Are Free (center), and Grace-III (right)
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