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

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Journaling Corona Virus from A to Z

Keeping a journal helped me cope with my emotions and record this long quarantine period. There were so many questions and exclamation points during this surreal time.
The constant media hype made me wonder and worry if it was everywhere and when it would end!

Materials: Beads, charms, sequins, paint, trims, cotton, lame, net

Techniques: Digital journaling, some shapes cut with an electronic cutter, applique, hand embroidery, machine quilting.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Iguana : Monochromatic challenge

Designed in software, cut with an electronic cutter
Applique, free motion quilting

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Skull Fabric Postcard

The skull theme cotton fabric postcard has lame eyes with flower beads.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Corona virus ornament

The 4.5 inch ornament was designed in computer software, cut out of canvas with an electronic cutter and painted red. Hand embroidery. Machine quilting. Text printed on fabric. 

Ornament Hanger: Vertical blind cord
Canvas, Lame, cotton, mask ties, button eyes.
Created for the Spots challenge, PQ2020-Q4 Spots
May 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020

A Tribute To John

The quilt is based on a computerized picture that was taken at the Detroit Auto Show in the 1970s. I assigned  fabrics of about 30 values from beige to brown to black each letter and number of the alpha numeric portrait. My mom and daughters helped me label each individual square of the fabrics. I cut out one inch squares from the fabrics... so many of the finished squares are half an inch! The occasion for the quilt was my husband John’s 40th birthday.

51” high by 40” wide

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Heart Topiary

Two groups I belong to issued challenges with a vintage theme.

The heart topiary holds memories, clothes and symbols of 4 generations. Included are my mom's wedding saree, my husband's brown jacket and tie for the flowerpot, my wedding dress, daughter's wedding dress, 2 leaves to represent our daughters, 3 doily flowers for the grand kids, and a butterfly from a handkerchief. Appliqued them onto my favorite runner to create something special and meaningful that can be displayed as a wall hanging or table runner.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Quarantine quilt

The object of inspiration of this weekly challenge is the tennis shoe.
It is embroidered with cancer ribbons on my late husband's lab coat pocket that shattered our big dreams of the rest of our lives together.

We used to go for hour long walks daily for almost 4 decades to enjoy the fresh air, discuss the day's events and share laughs.
I miss him so much as I now walk alone.

The two combined weekly challenges that inspired this quilt is Textile Artistry week 2, Memories, and

Project QUILTING Quarantine 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

African Safari challenge quilt


For the challenge, African Safari this is my quilt, On My Bucket List
Techniques: Trees designed in software and cut with electronic cutter.                                                                                          Animals were cut with thin metal dies. Machine Quilting.
Materials: Cottons, felt, net
Check out the other quilts created for the challenge:

Sunday, March 29, 2020

TextileArtist Stitch challenge single stitch issued a Stitch challenge this week using a single stitch.
We had to divide our workspace in 4 parts and vary the single stitch, direction and thread thickness in each section.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Vibrant Flowers

Fabric postcard created for Project Quilting 11.6

Friday, January 31, 2020

Sunrise, Sunset

Challenge for Art Quilts From Around The World Facebook Group