International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB)

August 9, 2010Art, Exhibitions, Quilts

I’m pleased that two of my quilts will be shown soon at the International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB) at the San Jose Quilts & Textiles Museum. Skating on Thin Ice will be there, and also my newest work, Tokyo – Wish You Were Hair. ITAB is a juried exhibition of work by artists exploring the … Read More

Still Sewing

July 16, 2010Quilting, Quilts

This project for an exhibition at the San Jose Quilts and Textile Museum is going slower than I anticipated — partially due to the size of the quilt, but more because of the complexity. There many small details in the landscape that have to be sewn separately, and I have to be careful about which … Read More

Shoes and Clutter

June 14, 2010Quilts, Studio

I don’t know why shoes are so fun to make out fabric. These are sort of fantastic kimono shoes with Japanese socks. I actually have a pair of these, not so high, but probably can’t fit my fat feet into them anymore. The socks are more comfortable than they look. And they snap behind the … Read More

Kimonos and Patchwork

June 5, 2010Process, Quilts

Kimonos have always fascinated me and influenced my work. Not as a piece of clothing, but as a form of expression. If you look at kimonos both in real life and art (such as Japanese wood block prints), they are often a combination of sophisticated and sometimes surprising choices of contrasting patterns and color. I’m … Read More

The Next Step

May 31, 2010Process, Quilts

Luckily I have a great technical support team. Russ is my main got-your-back guy. He coaxed the big printer into producing a pattern for my next quilt even though it was reluctant and wanted to only produce bits and pieces. Mochi handles the panting, drooling, and waiting very well. Meanwhile, I cleaned my studio. Previously … Read More

But does it match the sofa?

May 20, 2010Quilts, Studio

I’ve never really thought about that when I’m making art. When I have a show coming up in a public space, I usually spend a lot of time photographing, measuring, and once even made a gallery dollhouse. I’ve also made pieces and even series of works for specific spaces. But the odd thing is, I’ve … Read More

Fiberart International 2010

April 22, 2010Blog, Exhibitions, Quilts

Last weekend Fiberart International 2010 opened in Pittsburgh at two venues – the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Society for Contemporary Craft. The show will be on exhibit April 17 – August 22, 2010, then travel to the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester and the San Francisco Museum of Craft … Read More

Modern Materials reviews and other news

August 18, 2009Exhibitions, Quilts

“Conceptual craft” is explained by Jill Rumoshosky Werner, curator of the Modern Materials exhibition at the Artspace at Untitled gallery in the audio interview that accompanies this slideshow that appeared yesterday on the Oklahoma City newspaper and website. The site also features a video of the exhibition and gallery space and this article with comments … Read More

Modern Materials and friends

July 16, 2009Exhibitions, Journeys, Quilts

Last weekend at the opening of Modern Materials: The Art of the Quilt was a real treat. The [Artspace] at Untitled gallery was my kind of space — mix of old and new and art galore. Flavored largely by the art collection of eye of [Artspace] Founder Laura Warriner, the gallery sits on the edge … Read More

The Franken-Quilt

May 19, 2009Exhibitions, Quilts

I’ll tell you a little secret about my quilt that’s going to be in the upcoming Quilt National — I call it a Franken-quilt (as in Frankenstein). I was trimming it to prepare for the binding (at about four in the morning — a ghastly time to do such a critical task) and I trimmed … Read More