Can you say garden? How about Trending?

I’m on a garden art quilt rampage, or I think I may be doing what is called “trending”, but on a personal level. Honestly, I’m not entirely convinced,I have it right, there are so many new phrases that just go over my head.> For example, hash tags? What on earth are they? N0 clue, I likely stand out like a sore thumb, “What on earth is that woman talking about ?”.

Cherry Blossoms, It’s Raining Pink!

“It’s Raining Pink”. This art quilt is from the perspective of looking up the trunk of an old twisted cherry tree. It carries the scars gained from many years. As you look up you see a cloud of pink above. Your eyes follow the slow drift of a pink petal as it finally reaches the ground below your feet, that is covered with pink. Is it raining pink?

Defining the woman behind TAFA. An interview with Rachel Biel.

The world economy has changed dramatically in the last ten years and the United
States is no longer a stable economy that can support the arts like it used

to. As other emerging economies begin to have more disposable income,

they also begin to show an interest in the handmade lifestyle. I

figured if we all banded together and drove people to the same place, it would
be easier to be found. My mantra has been “Together we can do great things.”

Cherry Blossoms time, the theme of my new art quilt

I love cherry trees, it’s breath taking to see each new tree as it is in full bloom. I love the romance of the pink “snow” which covers the ground after the blossoms fall. I love that glorious spectacle that occurs every year. The fact that it lasts  for only a brief  time, makes theContinue reading “Cherry Blossoms time, the theme of my new art quilt”

Progress of an custom art quilt part 2

As I mentioned I am including updates on the jelly fish art quilt I’m making, here I’ve appliqued a lot of the ocean floor and jellies. Thread painting will pring it all to life. These are very basic shapes to build on.   From these  to these most recent ones as of today: If You’dContinue reading “Progress of an custom art quilt part 2”

I’m featured on Janome’s global website!!!

Next Thursday  6/13 is the day my feature will post on Janome’s Global website. That’s exciting for me. So please look for it Thursday, I’ll post the link then janome.com the global site.. I’m on the landing page right column, it scrolls down for news and features.. The features are 1 week in the top spot then moved down, So come over toContinue reading “I’m featured on Janome’s global website!!!”

NEWS NEWS NEWS! I’m Excited But I Have News!

NEWS,NEWS, NEWS I have a few upcoming events. which I hope you’ll look for. It’s NEWS! One is about myself and the other is concerning Rachel Biel.  Read on to find out. The first one is a real thrill for me. I was contacted by Janome, they are starting a new series on Janome.com theirContinue reading “NEWS NEWS NEWS! I’m Excited But I Have News!”

Whoa Nelly and Alphonse Mucha

I must apologize for an attempt last night [a really, really late night attempt] to post these two quilts. Somehow I posted a rejected draft, which was jumbled, incoherent, misspelled and unintelligible. To answer your obvious question, No, I had not been drinking heavily at the time nor was I having a psychotic break withContinue reading “Whoa Nelly and Alphonse Mucha”

Two Down, One Scraped? Who Rah!!

, there is so much beautiful fabric available, it’s hard to control the urge to start a new project with every new wonderful fabric you see or buy. It reminds me of a 2 year old running from one toy to the next until he has emptied his whole toy box. I always feel that I’m 4 or 5 projects behind.

I’m finally thinkin’ spring

I love spring, it’s always the beginnings of change that I most appreciate, spring and autumn.

In the not so distant past, I’d throw a spring garden tea party, my annual event. Being the kind of person that I am prone to be, it was always a large event. It was timed to show my garden at it’s best, roses at the peak of their first flush of bloom .Enjoying friends chatting, admiring the flowers with pretty tea cups and tiny sandwiches. It’s perfection. But…the hitch is always predicting the weather.

Am I addicted to stress, 3 at once?

I’ve started work on 3 quilts, don’t ask me why. I usually take em one at a time.The silk background is completed and the silk art painting finished. I’ve just begun the thread work, which is now where near finished as you see. I’ll post updated pictures along the wayI added lots of pearl to my paint colors as I mixed them. So to continue the sparkle, shine theme I’m using quite a lot of metallic threads for the thread work.

Ann Fahl’s secret to amazing applique

Ann Fahl recently sent me her latest,“Applique`Ann’s Way”. I’m positive that this booklet will be welcomed with enthusiasm by quilters everywhere, myself included. . The right instruction can make all the difference.
Ann Fahl has done just that, provided excellent instruction for doing applique`.You’ll find it is easier than you imagined. She has provided clear, easy to follow instructions which simplify the process.

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