Friday, September 28, 2012

Wedding Anniversary Zentangle

I made this for Lisa and Dave's anniversary on paper, an appropriate medium for the first wedding anniversary. I designed the basic infinity symbol and their names on the computer in Make the Cut software program, printed it and then traced onto paper and drew in the details with  pigma pens.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Gail made this beautiful quilt to comfort church members dealing with cancer.
Can you believe this was her first quilt! She asked for advice through out the project and am so impressed with her free motion quilting..I think she loved that aspect of the the quilt the most.
It turned out so great...

Monday, September 24, 2012

Study Table

A neat table for the study at a resale shop. There are 3 books..each book has drawers that slide out. And, we can add something to the top under glass. I can see adding family photos, mosaics or changing seasonal quilts.
Right now I have Artist Trading Cards that were addeed to a quilt under glass.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Mackenzie Childs Challenge


Several of us loved beautiful items in the  Mackenzie Childs store in NY city. We challenged each other to work in that style. Karen created many items with the paper napkins she bought there and created some amazing pieces. Linda painted those beautiful flowers and added fun pom poms and also created the beautiful napkin rings and I created a mosaic. Judy created the beautiful coasters. We admired the catalogs and were inspired to create more pieces for our next meeting.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Quilt exhibit opening

It was a great opening for the exhibit at the Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery in downtown Detroit at 33 E Adams.
The free thought provoking exhibit is open Tues,Th and Saturdays 11-3 until Oct.12, 2012.
I had a couple of quilts on display. H(our) Time for Peace (originally displayed at the Salt Lake City, Utah Olympics)and Pope John Paul II.

Image transfer workshop



Wonderful Image Transfer workshop with Linda Soberman at NTGM. We did some transfers with clear contact paper, some with clear transfer packing tape and some with acetone.
The transparent images with the first two methods allowed us to place them on many surfaces beyond fabric like glass and  wood. The acetone transfers worked well for some of us and not for others.Better images were transferred using more contrast .Overall, I really like the 3d aspect of the contact paper transfers.