The Franken-Quilt

May 19, 2009Exhibitions, Quilts 12 Comments

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

Quilt National 09 alerts

May 17, 2009Exhibitions, Quilts 2 Comments

When I received the new Quilt National postcard, it reminded me the opening is soon — next weekend. And hey, I just checked and there’s a new QN website to explore — here’s a list of all the QN09 artists. I can’t remember if I mentioned one of my quilts was accepted, but I’m on … Read More

The Banana Pose is in American Style!

January 13, 2009Other Artists, Press, Quilts 7 Comments

Hey, there’s my quilt on page 58 of the January-February issue of American Style magazine. Yay, AmStyle did a big big section on “studio quilts” and artists, and Martha Sielman executive director of SAQA mentioned my work in her interview. Thanks Martha! This quilt is called “Yoga 101: The Banana Split Pose,” one of my … Read More

Oh no, another moth-eaten sweater

January 11, 2009Quilts 11 Comments

Code name for this project is “Moth Eaten”, sounds like it would be a good spooky movie, eh? But actually the full name is “Oh No, Another Moth Eaten Sweater” and it’s only 12“ x 12”. I made it for Art Gallery in a Box that will be auctioned at the next Quilt National banquet … Read More

Call for entries: A Sense of Humor

December 4, 2008Exhibitions, Quilts 9 Comments

I’ve been asked to be juror for a exhibition called Sense of Humor, sponsored by SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) that will be shown in a gallery space at the International Quilt Festival in Houston next October and will published in one of SAQA’s handsome catalogs. The postmark deadline is January 30, 2009. You may … Read More

It’s all about energy

November 21, 2008Process, Quilts, Studio 14 Comments

Lately it seems that the word-making part of my brain has gone on early holiday. Or maybe it’s honing so many short tweets has hampered my ability to string together a paragraph. Oh well, less words, more room for photos? Not really true on the web, but here’s the photos: View of my studio as … Read More

Little swatches

October 22, 2008Process, Quilts 4 Comments

Usually I think that once the quilt top has been designed and cut out and pieced together, it’s all downhill. Not in a bad way, but a sort of you-did-the-work-and-climbed-the-hill-and-now-you’re-on-top-and-ready-to-sail-down-on-your-sled/bike/snowboard-squealing-weeee kind of downhill. Mostly it’s like that, mostly it’s easy, fun and satisfying. But there are usually a few places that require some tough choices, … Read More

How to be in two places at once

October 17, 2008Process, Quilts, Studio, Tech 5 Comments

The editor at the last book I submitted photos to complained that my photos were not good enough, so I’ve been working on my photography. Something cool I learned this week was how to use the auto-timer on the camera. So I can set up the camera on the tripod, then run around to get … Read More