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


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

Wednesday, June 2, 2021


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



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. 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 for You’re Crazy and another for March Madness 

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Count Your Smiles Again




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

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.

Baby gift

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

October Surprise...Censored In The USA!


On October 14, 2020, a major news story from the oldest continually published daily US newspaper (founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1801) with the fourth largest circulation today was censored. The New York Post could not even post their own news story nor could their news be shared by Facebook and Twitter users. Never before has the freedom of the press and freedom of speech been silenced in the history of the US.

 Materials: Paper, foam, cotton and metal.

 Techniques: The jail, computer and umbrella were designed in software and cut with an electronic cutter. Printed paper and fabrics were layered underneath. The paper was fused, stitched and glued with matte medium.

Friday, October 9, 2020

America’s Wheel of Fortune


The 2020 vote will determine America’s future and freedom.

Made a list from A to Z of each political party, designed the quilt in software.                                          Some text is printed on fabric, some are diecuts.

Cotton, net, charms, trims


Handyman gift

Made a gift for the handyman with his business name

Friday, June 26, 2020

COVID-19 Frenzy

COVID-19 Frenzy

There was a new vocabulary including Social Distancing, Flattening The Curve and Herd Immunity. We made many, many face masks to donate as well as for our family and friends. We were grateful for our First Responders and our health. We lost some of our freedoms when confined to our homes during the quarantine. We hoarded toilet paper, hand sanitizers and washed hands frequently. We had Coronavirus anxiety, uncertainty, fear and worried often about the pandemic, jobs and the economy. We wondered how long it would last if there would be a vaccine or cure.

Beads, charms, sequins, paint, lace, trims, cotton, lame, net

Designed in computer software, some shapes were cut with an electronic cutter. Applique, hand embroidery, machine quilting