Saturday, May 28, 2016

MSU 60/50 Quilted Conversations



This is the first quilt in progress of the 60/50 community quilt project. Participants contribute a block that will be assembled, quilted and showcased at pop up exhibit. Each block is about civil and human rights.
The project aims to use creativity to spark conversations about different experiences.

There is still time to submit a block for a second quilt by October 1, 2016.

Common Table article

Below are some more interesting stories from the May 20 2016 meeting with Chris Worland, Curator Mary Worrall and Assistant Curator Aleia Brown.

The Hmong quilt:

 Marcus Garvey:  Printed Senegal red black greenfabric. Pan African movement .

A quilt from clothing of the Dachau survivors:

In 1991, Margaret Wood , an  Indian American made this larger than life quilt. One half of the dress has Indian buttons and clothing and the figure is barefoot. The other half, has the clothing she wears for business, shoe, uniform. It shows the Western world w Navajo identity. There are also Navajo prints in corner. There is also a comb in back pocket

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Monochramatic PCs

For swaps with Christine in Australia and Erin in Alaska

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Nine Challenge

Our Art quilt group, Creative Seasons, had a challenge to make a quilt with the number nine as our group is now nine years old. This quilt is my Nine challenge.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Travel Pocket Letter Swap

Travel theme Pocket Letter front and back for the for the Swap It group. They are baseball size inserts with embellishments.  I also created a tag for the recipient and wrapped the Pocket Letter in a travel fabric.  

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Greeting Cards for internet swap

 The card on the left  stands upright and opens up with the greeting below.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter crafts

The yellow basket started with a plain 8 1/2 by 11 inch cardstock paper . It was creased, folded,  embossed and shaped into the basket shape.

The blue and white basket is woven ribbon.
The muti colored flower is from slit cupcake wrappers and the center of the wrappers was cut out and glued to the blue and white Easter basket.

These projects are from the fun monthly Plymouth library Papercrafts meeting where the librarians generously provide all the materials and directions on how to assemble them.

The dinosaur basket held goodies including toys and balls that light up as well as candy.

Sunday, March 6, 2016


sheer opalescent fabrics, batting, free motion quilting

The  hand embroidered clouds and birds I received from Christine in Australia:

The cloud reflections were sent by Sue in CA

Friday, February 26, 2016


F is for feathers fabric postcards . Opalescent Sheer Fabrics

Friday, February 12, 2016


Sending my love fabric postcards

Experimented with Foil on double sided adhesive heart shapes. When I finger pressed on foil, I had lots of holes. I got better results on second try using an old credit card for a more even pressure on foil. The foiled hearts were easy to sew through but seem fragile.

Ftom Helen, BC

Labels Fabric Postcard swap

When my postcard group suggested labels as theme, I saved banana labels and washed tips of yogurt containers. Punched circles from them and formed the letters O to spell food. All very easy to sew through.  Also used a foam knife and fork to form part of the letter D on a cupcake fabric background.

Sue from CA sent me her tea labels PC!
Doni from Oregon sent the humorous label PC below!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Fiber show

Fiber Art Exhibit: Northville, MI
"Textiles and Mixed Media"
Barbara Bushey and Susan Moran
Northville Art House

Wonderful quilts with sheers and  handstitching

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Senior Bus trip to the DIA

Many paper crafters went on a free Senior Bus trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts from the Plymouth Library. There was an art project and a docent tour with wonderful cookies, too!
Cannot wait till the grand kids are old enough to participate in the DIA projects and activities.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

B is for

The Bis for Burlap came from Sue in Indiana
Bis for bananas and bees was made by Christine and came from Australia