Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Columbus Art Museum on free Sundays

Columbus Art Museum on free Sundays has interactive activities for kids of all ages.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Optimist

The Optimist is about improving life with a positive attitude.

Materials:                                                                                                                                  Light bulb, cloud with rain beads, ladder, and thumbs up charms.                                    Key. Doily.

Technique: Designed in Make the Cut software, printed on fabric. 3D Attic window. 

The Fast Friday Fabric challenge was to design something for a celebration in Sept.

I chose to do Positive Thinking Day which  is Sept 13

Monday, September 1, 2014

Winning At Any Co$t

Winning At Any Co$t  

Materials: aluminum pop can text, foam text, beads, charge cards, charms, net, ribbons, ric rac, trims.
Techniques: beading, paper dolls and feet cut with electronic cutter from software.
Symbols: Electric plug for power. Uncle Sam hats to guess where they are. Buses that transport them on our dime. Coyotes aiding the lawbreakers. Unused Handcuffs. Footprints... just to name a few.

 Why are the illegals not sent back after breaking our laws and rewarded with free housing, benefits, education, healthcare and other support instead? Is there political pandering? Are Americans served by the flood of unvetted illegals? Who will win and who will lose? What are the consequences for the working stiffs?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sharpie/Alcohol Fabric Postcard Technique

Created the background by drawing with sharpie markers, then adding drops of rubbing alcohol . The colors migrated, and blended into each other and waited till it was dry. Printed the Awesome text from Make The Cut software onto vellum, then free motion quilted over it and tore away excess paper.

A very quick and easy technique.
Serged the edges, and then top stitched  fun yarns around edges.

Can't wait to see what I get back via this internet fabric postcard swap.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Brass wiremesh sun postcard swap

Sewed on brass wire mesh for appliqueing a sun for a Celestial theme fabric postcard swap on the internet.
Can't wait to see what I get back.

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Shell Game

The quilt is a result of three different challenges and will definitely become larger. The paper dolls represent the illegals at our border.

The "transparent" government is playing a shell game hiding the illegals across the country in order to "protect" their privacy. But they don't inform the American citizens and communities who will pay for the illegals.

Both political parties are pandering to illegals for their possible votes instead of protecting the American citizens they represent. Just who do US officials represent?  The government is burdening the American taxpayer without their consent for the illegal's housing, healthcare, education and other financial support.
Where are the illegals settling?
Who are they?  Children? Unaccompanied children? " Refugees"? Terrorists? Gang members?
Why are illegals allowed to break US laws and get rewarded instead of being returned to their home country?
If the illegals want to experience the American dream why not come here through the legal process and earn American citizenship instead of breaking and entering?

Friday, June 27, 2014

What Goes Around Comes Around: Life’s Infinite Struggles and Triumphs

What Goes Around Comes Around: Life’s Infinite Struggles and Triumphs will be on display at the Dayton International Peace Museum from June 29 through September 14, 2014 as part of the Peace Labyrinth: Quilting the Golden Rule show.

Peace Labyrinth is a series of 17 quilts displayed in a walk-through labyrinth format, which portray the teachings of the Golden Rule, Do Unto Others, in 17 major world faiths and humanistic philosophies.

My quilt was designed in Make the Cut software .

More show info :

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Dare to Dance

Both of these quilts were recently published in the book, Dare to Dance by Mary Kerr, Schiffer publishing

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

April showers baby quilt

The text, April Showers, Bring May Flowers and Baby,were  baby shower decorations . They were printed in Make the Cut software in wireframe on Square one Masterpiece repositionable fabric and colored  and place on a patio door.I peeled it off the door turned it into a quilt as a lasting memory.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A Nurturing Grandmother

As I await the birth of my first grandchild any day now, I aspire to be as nurturing as my own grandmother who sacrificed a lot and taught me so much.

 Most family and friends have told me having grandkids is much more fun than having kids. I cannot wait to take on my new role as a loving grandmother!

Materials and Techniques
Heart body, arms, head and lips designed in Make the Cut software and cut with my electronic cutter and embellished with lock washers for the eyes.

The background :  acrylic and metallic paints, gold mica flakes, glass bead gel on canvas