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.

Monday, August 15, 2016

SAQA Quilts and 2016 AQS show, Grand Rapids

  SAQA exhibit at the Gerald Ford Museum and Quilts from the 2016 AQS show, Grand Rapids