Monday, October 16, 2017

Fly Me To The Moon:: An Art Quilt Journey

So excited to see my quilt in a fantastic book by Susanne Miller Jones. The quilt is highlighted on two pages. Susanne and Schiffer Publishing created an outstanding high quality book about Apollo 11' s journey to the moon via art quilts for the upcoming 50 year anniversary in 2019. 179 art quilts are part of a traveling exhibition until then. I relived so many emotions during that exciting period around 1969 while creating the quilt. Hard to believe it was that long ago! Thanks, Susanne!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Halloween fabric postcards

I sent these out yesterday for a swap. Can't wait to see what I get back!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Red Challenge: sportscar, guardian angel

Made this quilted fabric postcard for my grandkids.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Memorial mirror

Difficult to photograph a mirror with a vinyl monogram

Wedding gift:Framed Monogram

Friday, June 30, 2017

Fused sheer sun quilt

The sun and moon are made of 3 layers of yellow sheers and net. The shapes were outlined around a metal sun and burned and fused together with a heat textile tool., This is my yellow challenge for the Art Quilt Facebook group

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Negative Space Bugs Fabric Postcards

Negative Space Bugs cut on an electronic cutter. Instead of the positive images, used the bamboo background fabric for its body details

Fabric Postcards ,Bugs Theme

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sheer Delight workshop

We painted cheescloth, Luradur, Tyvek
Cut instant appliques with diecuts,
Layered with sheers
Heat distressed under a hood in a lab with metal and heat tools for 3 layer sheer leaves and used a heat gun to create waterlily leaves.
We cut holes in quilted postcards and zigzagged around hole. We layers some with sheers and left some holes on purpose!

50th anniversary pop up card and lighted glass block

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Postcard swap : How does my garden grow?

With weeds of course!
I used a black fabric with thin metal dies for this postcard swap

Holes and sheer fabrics

I cut through three layers of a quilted postcard on purpose to create holes and managed to add layers of sheer fabrics for my upcoming workshop

Friday, April 14, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

A Quilter's Paradise

 The final challenge of Project Quilting's Season 8 had a theme of Time's Up!

0.08 is the ticking deadline. The chimney declares a quilter's addiction. The palm trees, her process. The attic is made up of fiberglass window screen and vinyl printed stress. The question mark is made of hardware cloth. Her gutters show her being under the influence of fabric. Her philosophy of happily shopping for fabric is her door. The fabric discount card under net is her enabler. Selvedges count the variety of fabrics and colors in her stash. The path to her studio is lined with sewing machines and tools to her success. Her body is an hourglass made of sheer ribbon and her hands are on her hips because of her fast approaching deadline. The fiber artist text is free motion quilted and is the foundation of her happy place She embellishes her studio with pins from many quilt shows and organizations that also enable her.

A Quilter's Paradise is 26"x26"

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Holi, a fun festival of colors

A quilt I made several years ago for the spring festival of colors, Holi in India. One of the most fun festivals when we wore old clothes and sprayed each other with bright vivid colors and tossed bright, colored powders at each other!

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Power of Positive Thinking

The challenge was to make a quilt inspired by a "well-dressed man." The Power of Positive Thinking design was created in Make the Cut software and the power plug was cut with my electronic cutter. The crystal ball and text are die cut and embellished with ribbons. The background is gelli printed and is quilted with opalescent thread.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Project quilting, texture, sheers

Heart texture postcards
Gelli prints, sheers, net , metal washers

Saturday, January 21, 2017


Materials: sheer fabric under punchinella, ric rac stems, metallic net leaves, trims, cotton
North Carolina Lily online quilt challenge by Persimmon Dreams 8-2

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Autumn Sheer Delight

Combined Project Quilting (create a quilt in a week) and a quilt for my sheers workshop for the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild in May.
Autumn Sheer Delight has Cheesecloth, Net, Sheers, trims, Tyvek, and fiberglass window screen and is another quilt in a continuing series.
The theme was Eight is Great! 142 quilters finished a quilt in a week..

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Winning at Any Co$t

My quilt, Winning at Any Co$t was juried into an upcoming exhibit in the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum  in Golden, Colorado. The exhibit is entitled,
Patchwork Pundits Take on Politics
October 27, 2016  through  January 21, 2017

Sunday, September 18, 2016

MSU Human Rights block: A Fragile Human Heartbeat

The top is my block for the MSU Human Rights Quilt and is entitled, A Fragile Human Heartbeat 
I designed it in Make the Cut software and cut it with my Eagle electronic cutter. Since it cut both a positive and negative image, I have one extra block ( in the center).
The bottom is a detail.

The  completed 60/50 Community Quilt  will be displayed at the MSU museum starting MLK weekend 2017.