Monday, October 19, 2009


Happy to report that my piece 'Zed' aka 'motherboard' was on display at PIQF! Sadly, the only good photos I had of the piece have been eaten. My friend Cindy Cooksey was there and took this photo! The shots below are clearer on the details.

These were WIP shots of the detail. I had such fun quilting this can you tell?!

The inital 'E' for Ellen and her princess crown.

My Initial 'S' sit's atop the Z with a more formal type crown.

That fuchia silk was is to die for! This quilt was for a challenge called 'Unfettered letters' in which you had to include either text or letters on your quilt somewhere. As I had just finished a piece with lots of text; I opted for a single letter.

It was interesting creating a background that was all geometric then adding the more organic shapes with some of the quilting lines. I believe these quilts were all the same size 28" x 38" but am not 100%.

The cotton/sateen background is from 'Hand Dyed Fabrics'. They always have a booth at Long Beach & I LOVE their stuff!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Lark 500 Art Quilts!

Selected my quilt "Don't Say Goodbye". I'm so stoked I can hardly believe it! I can't wait to get my copy due out in Spring 2010 to see all the quilts. They received over 2000 entries. I am amazed they were able to jury down to only 500! I so humbled by the company I'm in.

This is the backing fabric by Alexander Henry. The quilt was machine quilted entirely from the back. In order to change thread colors I had to first outline from the front, the area that I was going to quilt in so I would know when to stop with that color.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Artist Reception at the Muckenthaler!

My 'Children of Lir' Quilt. (52" H x 48" W.)
The exhibit was hung beautifully! Many thanks to the Matt Leslie & his crew. The Muckenthaler is an old mansion in Fullerton, CA that has been redone into a museum. The artists reception was today from 12-3 and there were lots of folks in attendance! So much fun to look at beautiful art quilts, nosh & chat with everyone.

Our exhibit "Contemporary Quilts" will be open until December 31st. I'll post pictures of my quilt when I get them. (sadly, I forgot my camera & Peggy Calvert was kind enough to photo my quilt for me)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Fabric Cards Finished!

I'd like to thank all the great artists who gave their creative and wonderful advice thru both personal emails & the QuiltArt list! You are all the best! Here's the final cards; there will be two in a pack. They are sized 5 x 7. I simply ran out of time as I didn't realize how time consuming this little project was or I would have created a matted & framed one to sit along side the card display. That was a great idea from Delores Hamilton!

So, without further adieu; the final two cards:

Many of you suggested adding a color wash so I got out my inktense pencils & added some color.

I didn't color this one but used rainbow thread to encircle the flower. As I said; I simply ran out of time. I'll know better next time.

Again, Thanks to everyone who took the time to comment! I so appreciated all your help & will post an update after the show!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

This is fun!

I've taken one of my sketches from my sketchbook. I particularly like this one even with all the mistakes.

Then I decided to resize it to 4x6 and do some image transfers onto fabric sheets. I have a gallery show coming up and wanted to make some fiber cards to sell. I had originally printed out images of some of my quilts and while I liked them, they didn't fall into what the gallery owner wanted. So, moved onto these. There will be 3 5x7 cards in a pack. Two of this design and one other that I haven't uploaded yet.

Here's a shot of the resized images:

Final: I'm thinking it needs more... any ideas???