Friday, October 30, 2009


I'm in my studio thinking about my next quilt, and just can't get the images of Venice out of my mind!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Houston Paints!

From the Paint Stick workshop

Friday, October 23, 2009


Spirits Having A Human Experience

This quilt was made by Denise Austin of Orem, Utah. She says "Thanks in part for your enthusiasm and inspiration I was awarded the blue ribbon for the best use of embellishment on a Traditional Quilt at the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara California!"
It is embellished with Swarovski crystals, llama and sheep wool for the people’s hair, outline embroidery, and various types of beads.

Friday, October 16, 2009

International Quilt Festival - Houston

Serious shopping means - serious bling!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

International Quilt Festival - The quilts

To see all the winner go see quilts

I'm thrilled to announce that my quilt Wait-a-Minute was selected for an Honorable Mention.

This quilt is painted, hand beaded, machine pieced and quilted.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

International Quilt Festival at Houson

I'm here at Market checking out the scene. Brenda Henning of Bear Paw Productions has a new book, Strip Therapy 4 - Bali Pop Frenzy.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Quilt Show, Houston and me!

During this years International Quilt Festival/Houston, I'll be in Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson's The Quilt Show booth. My time there is Saturday, October 17 from 3-4 PM - Booth 710,712,714.
Stop by and say 'hello'. See the previous blog for my class schedule!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

It's time for Houston

Hi All,
I'm looking forward to seeing many of you in class. There is still a space or two in these workshops, supply lists are short so sign up and I'll see you there! Check out Festival here

Paint Stick Magic
Make elegant fabric with the look of airbrushing! Paint sticks applied to cotton or silk are simple, fun and permanent.
Fantastic Fabric Foiling
Bring your projects to life with instant glitz and shine. Foiling on fabric is easy, fun and permanent.
Super Fast Binding and Piping!
Is binding the quilt your least favorite part? Bindings and piping are a snap with this no-fail completely machine-stitched method.
Borders: The Final Chapter
Pieced borders add something special! They can change the look of a quilt and add a wonderful finishing touch. Learn to add grace, spontaneity or sophistication or any effect you desire to your quilt.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Paint, Glorious Paint -the DVD

I am so excited about my next project! In July I taped a DVD. What an interesting experience. I'll have copies available soon! Watch this space for more info.
Straight from my studio is your private workshop
Paint, Glorious Paint
. This step-by-step DVD includes a printable shopping list for all the supplies. Many techniques are demonstrated for playing with paints to customize your fabric! You will learn to work with easy textile paints, iridescent Luminere, fun Dye-Na-Flow, and elegant paint sticks. A short learning curve and instant gratification are to be found with paint!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Support the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative

$22,000 in Prizes Are Up For Grabs in Quilt Block Design Challenge.
Entries are due November 15th.
Design a quilt block using EQ6 software for Sharon Pederson's Rose of Sharon EQ6 Block Challenge hosted by The Electric Quilt Company.
Twelve winning designs, selected by Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, will win prizes from: Accuquilt, Bernina, Electric Quilt, Island Batik, Legacy Batting (Pellon), Nine Patch Media, OESD, The Quilt Show, and That Patchwork Place.
Enter as many blocks as you like. There is no entry fee, however a voluntary donation to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative is suggested.
What are you waiting for? Show the world how creative you are!
Details at: