Why Do they call them flakes?

October 14, 2008Process, Quilts 7 Comments

Awwk! Yesterday I went crazy cutting out snowflakes. It will take me forever to get a real snow-storm going, but thanks for all the support. I can always count on you all to make me laugh. Love the orange pompom and hot pink snowflake suggestions. Actually I have an idea for a snowflake quilt that … Read More

An early frost?

October 12, 2008Process, Quilts 8 Comments

Although it’s hard to think about when it’s 78 degrees outside, I’m going for the frosty look — so don’t know about using the spots of green color. Maybe everything should be blue? Still have dog eyeballs, camera and snowflakes to make. And a pompom.

Collages for the Creamery

September 18, 2008Exhibitions, Mixed Media, Process, Quilts 13 Comments

When our studio flooded, a lot of framed art got ruined. Since the Creamery Arts Center has lots of odd spaces, I cleaned the old frames and designed some collages to fit into them for the show. Here’s the finished quilts in the show, but for fun I included some framed pages from my sketchbooks … Read More

ThreadLines 2008 and other opening nights

September 12, 2008Exhibitions, Quilts 9 Comments

ThreadLines opening last week was a huge success. The gallery was packed all night long, and the show looks amazing thanks to MSU Art & Design Gallery director Robin Lowe and her staff and of course all the wonderful artists who made and shipped their work. Jason Pollen was there to judge the quilts in … Read More

Purple hamburger, striped fries

August 30, 2008Process, Quilts 2 Comments

Lisa asked if McDonalds serves french fries for breakfast — I don’t know, I just buy Egg McMuffins and coffee. I don’t think McDonalds serves purple hamburgers either, but I think they look nice. Actually striped french fries would be a good idea too. (this may not show up well in the photo, but they … Read More

Fabric scorecard

August 26, 2008Process, Quilts 9 Comments

Until now, I had been proud of myself — for getting fast at making decisions and not waffling. Until I hit this pink wall of doubt. Looking at last night’s photos and drawings, I thought the pink background was too pale, so went fabric hunting and bagged some purple. I don’t like to change background … Read More

Message in a Bottle, uhm, I mean Box

August 11, 2008Exhibitions, Quilts 7 Comments

One  of the reasons that I started making art quilts back in 2004 was that I thought I could make big colorful stuff, roll it up in a box, and easily ship it to faraway places. I realized this has come true when I was updating my exhibitions page and saw that this fall I’ll … Read More

Working on a series

July 26, 2008Drawings, Process, Quilts 7 Comments

Australian quilt top is done, but instead of quilting right away, I’m moving on to designing the next one. I’m trying to keep my momentum up to finish a series.  Some artists may think only of one piece at a time. But maybe because I’m married to a sculptor — I have in my mind … Read More

I Like to Draw Ears

July 16, 2008Drawings, Inspiration, Process, Quilts 11 Comments

Okay, I have to admit it — I like to draw ears. They are always weird if you look closely, and always different. Was it Monk or Sherlock Holmes who could recognize murder suspects by their distinctive ears alone? But I also have to admit — this ear doesn’t cut it. It will have to … Read More

Trying to Get to Blank

July 8, 2008Process, Quilts, Studio 8 Comments

Finally had to admit that to start a new series of work, I had to get rid of all the old stuff on the walls. So that meant taking down all the old PaMdora quilts that were pinned up on this wall for display for the last group tour. But it also meant putting away … Read More