Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Home postcard swap

Love laughter and hope..sent these Home themed fbric postcards to Meloney, Nancie, and Ashley

Monday, August 30, 2021

The Wonder Of Eyes Textile Exhibition and Art Exchange

These quilts were part of The Wonder Of Eyes Textile Exhibition and Art Exchange in Australia at the Australasian Quilt Convention in 2021. Visual Information By Charlotte Scott is the quilt I got in exchange for my Apple Of My Eye. Charlotte,from New Zealand, has an abundance of beautiful french knots and exquisite hand embroidery. The photo does not capture the wonderful details. I am so lucky to have received it! Brenda Gael Smith, the curator of the exhibition actually spun a wheel for the fun exchange in a zoom meeting. The quilts https://www.instagram.com/p/CSpkAyZBUs5/?utm_medium=copy_link The fun exchange https://www.instagram.com/p/CSmDbkkpUcu/ It was also a fundraiser for the Fred Hollows Foundation so that sight may be restored on others.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Sunbonnet Sue 's Surreal Time

To cope with the pandemic, she waters her fat quarters to grow them into a fabric stash and imagines she can make it work...just like Project Runway! She also declares the corona virus is out by banishing it to a memory jar. Materials: beads, buttons, cotton, net, trims Techniques: Block designed in computer software. Stencil and ink, die cuts, print on fabric, yo yo, machine and hand applique This is a block for the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild Can't wait to see the new quilt which will be assembled soon!

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Halloween Artist trading cards 2021

Made these for ATC exchanges this year

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Mary's theme for the Artist Fiber Book Collective is Mending. This page for her is entitled...By Hand or Machine?

Monday, June 21, 2021

Graduation pillow

Designed in software, printed on fabric, quilted a pillow for a graduation gift. Hope its a memorable keepsake!

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Smile!

On those days, when needed. Made them for an ATC swap.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Flowers

Theme: Botanicals in jewel tones for Jan as part of The Artist Fiber Book Collective.
Layered net, dyed lace, button, ric rac

Fabric ATC swap

Monday, April 19, 2021

Death

 

Made this fabric page for Mitzi for the The Artist Fiber Book Collective. Her theme was death.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Spring in Progress

 




 

I started with a background color that reflects my blue mood as I am submerged in grief.        

Merill Comeau ‘s Challenge asked us to self reflect and pick text to create our work.

Spring means new growth and hope to me. I appliqued and paper pieced flowers and flourishes and embellished with beads, trims and hand embroidered the rain and flowers

 

 

Combined 3 challenges in one.

TextileArtist.org Community Stitch Merill Comeau Challenge 2021: use text

Needlework and Textile Guild of Michigan challenge #7: Hurry Spring

Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild Challenges to Connect: April Showers Bring May Flowers

March 2021




Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Four Seasons, Artist Fiber Book Collective

 

We are creating pages for the Artist Fiber Book Collective. Made this page for Pat who chose a Seasons theme for her book.

Cottons, opalescent fabrics, net, beads, sequins


Friday, March 19, 2021

Paper Cloth Flower

 






Combined great ideas from two workshops to create this paper quilt. Loved Sue Stone's video on composition and border colors and Margarita Korioth's techniques for creating paper-cloth.

Magazine text, cheesecloth, net, tissue paper, paint, yarn, hand embroidery on a Shapeflex interfacing base

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

My Inner Child

 



My inner child now lives life vicariously though the eyes of my grandkids. Their endless energy and enthusiasm keeps me vibrant and young!

The final Project quilting challenge, Ab intra, asked us to look within.


Saturday, March 6, 2021

A Crazy Time …Enjoy The Show!

 




Corona sun, the storm is upon us.

It feels like we are living a crazy movie!

Crazy quilted sails, mask, felted boat, vaccine, silk ribbon embroidered moire frame

Every cloud has a silver lining... the best is yet to come!  


Combined two challenges..one for You’re Crazy and another for March Madness 



Saturday, February 20, 2021

Count Your Smiles Again

 




                                           Front:

Back:           

In Progress

Combined two challenges in one. 

Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild Challenges To Connect asked us to use a quote without text. 

Claire of The Artist Fiber Book Collective wanted us to do our favorite quote.

My Favorite Quote is Count Your Smiles!  

This is the front, back and work in progress

 8x8. 8x16 folded







Tuesday, February 16, 2021

At A Snail's Pace

 




The challenge name, Snails Trail, inspired my quilt. Instead of piecing, I decided to applique it. Snails are associated with slow speed and patience. The quote follows the snail's trail into the light.

 

Applique, text printed on fabric, metallic net, free motion quilting


Monday, February 1, 2021

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Chasing For Hugs

 


Each time I see my grand kids, they ask me to chase them for hugs....I have to earn them! These bookmarks recreate that fun ritual and will eventually go in a memory quilt for each of them.


Thursday, January 7, 2021

Keep On Smiling!

The Project Quilting challenge this week was to use gray and yellow. I started with an
illuminated frame on a mirror and made a quilt to fit. Beads, cotton, fiberglass window screen, polyvinyl
#pqseason12

Thursday, December 31, 2020

HAPPY new year


Made this fabric postcard for a sparkler swap.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Monday, December 21, 2020

Gifts for Realtors



Thank You magnets for the realtors . One is fabric on peltex with charms and the other is painted on wood.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Christmas TREES

My newest seasonal quilt. A tree with beaded text, one from a folded circle and one layered with cottons, net and sheers.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Holiday Dream challenge

Banished To A Memory Jar!

Dreaming that Corona quickly becomes a bad memory...

This was made for a holiday dream challenge for the Needlework and Textile Guild of Michigan

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Baby quilt

Made a quilt to commemorate the birth of a new grandchild for a friend.