Friday, August 28, 2009

Threads at QuiltWorks NW

For those of you who have asked for workshops in the Pacific Northwest, here's your chance. I'll be at Quiltworks Northwest in Bellevue leading the workshop, The Decorative Thread Experience; Sunday August 30 from 12:30 to 4:30 PM.

Come play with me and thread!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

New in the Studio

I finally got around to opening the bags from LA's Fashion District, what lovely surprises I found.



Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Quilt Show

Dimensions: 24"w X 36"h

Fire creates a hypnotic state, the way the fire glows, changing color, dancing across the logs as it burns.

Machine pieced and quilted, hand appliqued, with commercial fabrics.

Dimensions: 24"w X 36"h

The imagery I use is frequently inspired by nature. For months at a time I travel never missing a sunrise or sunset. This piece captures the brilliance of clear dawn stars against a blue velvet sky

100% cotton materials, machine pieced & quilted.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wonderful Embellishments

This quilt was made by Joan Spencer from California.

She says "This is an art quilt that I made in Rosalie Dace's class using the wonderful embellishments made in your class. The class was in the spring for The Santa Clara Quilt Association. In the three years that I have been quilting, this is my favorite!"


Lowell Quilt Festival

Melody's Teacher ribbon was awarded to Anita Bowen of Columbia, SC

Anita sent this picture and says "Thanks so much, ....the original pattern source for this quilt was the April 2000 edition of McCall's Magazine, New England Revisited by Lynn Dash."

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Paula Nadelstern on CBS

Sunday August 16, 2009 features Paula Nadelstern on CBS Sunday morning. Kaleidoscopes have come a long way from those cardboard tubes you may remember looking into as a child. Serena Altschul takes us to a Kaleidoscope maker's studio, and to the American Folk Art Museum in New York City, where Kaleidoscope quilts surround the kaleidoscopes that inspired them.
Also check out the American Folk Art Museum in New York City.

KALEIDOSCOPE QUILTS: The Art of Paula Nadelstern

On view April 21-September 12, 2009
at the American Folk Art Museum

This is the American Folk Art Museum's first one person exhibition highlighting the work of a contemporary quilt artist. Paula Nadelstern has achieved international recognition for her innovative and complex designs inspired by the bilateral symmetry of kaleidoscopic images. Her artistic vision encompasses science, history, and tradition, expressed in crystalline patterns composed of slivers of jewel-like fabrics.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Lowell Quilt Festival

Eye Candy Quilts made in class

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Lowell Quilt Festival

Here are some of the work created by my students in the Simple Surfaces workshop.
My apologies for not showing work where pictures were taken. It was either camera malfunction or operator error!


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Road Trip

Welcome to Sue's Stitch in Time in Shelton WA. The shop is full of quilt supplies, fabric, books, patterns, notions, classes. The friendly, knowledgable staff will help you with all your quilting needs.

Sue's Stitch in Time
927 W Railroad
Shelton WA 98584

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Hi from beautiful Western Washington

It is sunny and warm here, I am sitting on the porch trying to stay cool. Thursday I'll be on my way to Quilt Fest in Lowell, MA.

Check out my lecture and workshops:
Quilt Toppin
Wanted quilters seeking new ways to express their creativity. This lecture taps into the strong emerging trend toward embellishment of quilt surfaces. Paint, foil, paint sticks, thread, crayons, buttons, ribbons and beads are all fun, easy ways to add that final design element.


Simple Surfaces

Learn all about paint sticks and foiling on fabric. Applying foil or paint sticks to silk or cotton is easy, fun and permanent.
Eye Candy Quilts
Eye Candy quilts are stunning mini-quilts that are so much fun to make they should be illegal! They can be finished in practically no time!