Saturday, March 10, 2018

A Surreal Time

A Stitch in Time:Challenge 9.5 of Project QUILTING Season Applique
Plymouth, MI 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Home : Where Memories Are Made

Names of bride and groom on tree and their wedding date on a sign.

Using the negative space to create a house from hands and also to emphasize quilting

Designed in Make the Cut software and cut with an electronic cutter,

Beads, hand embroidery, machine quilting

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Luggage tag Yellow Challenge Project Quilting 9.4

 A luggage tag created for the 9.4–Mellow Yellow Challenge of Project QUILTING .
Yellow reminds me of Smileys and emoticons. Used  thin metal dies to cut them, fused  to a Timtex tag shape, and then quilted and added a tassel and ribbons along with a clear acetate pocket on the back for an address label. 

The tag is 2"x 8" including the tassel and ribbons.

Plymouth, MI

Friday, February 9, 2018

Protect Human Life

Protect Human Life

For the Bold and Brave  Project QUILTING 9.3 challenge 

Bold topic for an art quilt. Feeling somewhat brave in sharing it ...and so emotionally drained.

Designed on the computer and cut with an electronic cutter.

Applique, beading, hand embroidery, machine quilting

21"w x 17"h

Plymouth, Michigan

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Fragile Beginning..Sixty Million and Counting!

Fragile Beginning

The spotlight is on the  60, 000,000 American  babies that have perished since 1973.  The abortion number is ten times the six million Jews  that perished in the Holocaust..and counting!                                  Worldwide, the numbers are even higher. 

A real time counter for American and babies worldwide is at 

American laws protect Eagle eggs with fines and jail but not humans. The human heartbeat begins at about 4 weeks gestation. Abortions stop a human heartbeat and end a human life

"Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want" Mother Teresa, 1994 National Prayer Breakfast

Materials: Cottons, sheers, lame, beads, ribbons

Hand embroidery ..the Word Victims at the very bottom done in specialty font, hand quilting, machine quilting. 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

3 D Triangular Star

Fused a yellow and red fabric.
Cut 2 of the 3 parts of a triangle from the two sided  yellow  and red fabric with a thin metal die. The back side of the fabric ( red triangles ) were flipped back  and are  actually 3 Dimensional and stand up. 

8.5" x 8.5"

Plymouth, MI

Created for the #PQSeason 9.2 Triangulation challenge

Tuesday, January 9, 2018



 Detroit is also called the Motor City. So, I used  a car negative space to show off the Detroit skyline and the I love Detroit text.

Made a list of the many Detroit attractions and created subway art within a heart shape on the computer that was printed on fabric and quilted with heartbeats.

It  was created for Project Quilting, season 9 called Hometown Pride.
It is 15x22.
The goal was to make it in less than a week!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Mahatma Gandhi’s Peaceful Journey to India’s Freedom

Mahatma Gandhi’s Peaceful Journey to India’s Freedom

Mahatma Gandhi obtained India's freedom from the British remarkably with nonviolence. His many methods included fasting, being imprisoned, civil disobedience, boycotts, peaceful protests and marches. He encouraged others to do the same.

Four Gandhi portraits: The first is of an18 year old law student in England.
 The second is as an attorney in South Africa: fought against discrimination of Indians and their rights for 20 years. And, 2 senior portraits including a large line drawing of a bald head, glasses.

Charkha (spinning wheel): spun his own yarn, wove his own cloth (self sufficiency)

He is regarded by Indians to be the Father  of  The Nation 

The  back of the quilthas map of his journey.  He inspired many others including Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela.
Techniques:                                                                                                                          Ink and stencil, hand embroidery, hand quilting, machine quilting
Materials: Cotton, shisha mirrors, beads

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Show Me The Money!

Three of my quilts were juried into Show Me The Money exhibition at HVCA in Highland, MI,. The 3 are Wall Street Dreams, Drowning in Debt and Recession's Depression.

Wall Street Dreams won first place!

Wall Street about  my Love /Hate relationship with Wall Street. It was made when I belonged to a Women's investing group when the market collapsed!..
Money is growing on Wall Street with actual coins.
The cash cow is being milked for $ in the bucket. Wall Street’s beat coincides with the beat of the investors and the cycles of investing in bull and bear markets in a yin yang setting.
The path is dangerous as shown by barbed wire yarns. The bear has clocks in the background for timing the market.
One needs rose colored glasses and a crash helmet.
The chicken is afraid to jump in and even more of jumping out of the market.
The zebra is unraveling his stripes due to stress.
Money is raining on the ostrich with his head buried in the sand hourglass.
The market conditions shown in the apple include loss of hair, zits, knots in the stomach, and ulcers. Investors also need band aids for bumps and bruises ... and of course, lots of prayers.
The musical scales represent roller coaster variable related to investing such as annual reports.
When the market is up, the sound of money is music to the ears.
There is some degree of chance as shown by the dice and slot machines and the HIT the Jackpot mentality.
There are bottles of aspirin, Prozac and antacids.
The stork scissors is waiting for new stock splits.
The red hot sports car is for my husband.
The life jacket is to prevent drowning in money.
The octopus represents diversification. The mountain of money is the prizes that results in summer and winter homes, lots of jewelry, and no housework.
DNA made of money is my legacy to my daughters whose portraits are drawn with free motion embroidery.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Fabric Postcard Fall Quilt

Fabric Postcard Fall Quilt...created from internet swaps and UFOs...unfinished objects(a common quilt affliction) I also used many teaching samples from my Sheer Delight workshop. Feeling pleased that it is done! Love admiring the many creative techniques fellow quilters used in their postcard swaps.

Orange challege

Fall Focus!

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!