Quilt National (section A) heads to Houston

October 27, 2007Exhibitions, Quilts 6 Comments

Yesterday was the last day to see Quilt National 2007 in full at The Foundry Art Centre. Today the exhibition will be split into three parts and sent to different venues. The section with my quilt “It’s Only a Leaf” will be at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, October 29 – November 4. This … Read More

Finished Quilt

June 8, 2007Quilts 10 Comments

Finishing the quilt is pretty easy after quilting it. It only takes me about an hour and half to sew on the binding which acts like a thin frame around the image. This is called Late Date, and it’s 52″ by 80″. I’ll try to put it on my website soon, which I’ve been working … Read More

One Foot Square

April 12, 2007Quilts 8 Comments

The sad truth is — yesterday was the first day since January’s ice storm that I laid a hand (or foot) on my sewing machine. This must change! Today I finished this small quilt, it’s only 12″ square. I’m donating it to Studio Art Quilt Associates for their fund-raising auction at the SAQA conference next … Read More

Fabric Portfolios Finished!

June 17, 2006Art, Projects, Quilts 4 Comments

Well, here it is after weeks of labor in the PaMdora sweatshop (I sweating have I been, over a hot iron without aircon in the studio). And golly, that stack must be at least 3.5 inches high! Actually it would have been more like 4.5, but I’ve already mailed two off. The rest I’m going … Read More

Fabric Portfolios 3

June 12, 2006Art, Projects, Quilts 16 Comments

Here’s the front of my new book. I’m glad so many of you told me to leave off the bindings, because that’s the direction I was already working. Actually, I’m not opposed to bindings, you’ll notice that I put funky stripey bindings on most of my big quilts. But you’re right, for such a small … Read More

Fabric Portfolios 2

June 11, 2006Art, Projects, Quilts 12 Comments

You guys are great! I knew when I got stuck, that I would get lots of suggestions if I posted my work-in-progress. And you all really came through. Thanks for all the great ideas. This weekend I changed my approach completely – dropping the binding and doing a pillow-case finish on the covers. It helped … Read More

Fabric Portfolios

June 8, 2006Art, Projects, Quilts 13 Comments

I’ve been making little books for two weeks. The covers are fabric but the insides are paper. I got started doing this because I was asked by a curator to send information about my quilts, and I’m worried about sending photographs to someone who’s never seen the real thing. I don’t think the photos tell … Read More

Cell Baby Quilt

May 4, 2006Quilts No Comments

Cell Baby has been so popular that I thought he (or is it she?) deserved his own quilt. So I made this little 11″ x 17″ quilt. When I thought of a name for the quilt, I had to laugh. It’s called “Family Minutes.” It’s been a while since I made anything this small. Next … Read More

Towers of Babble

April 20, 2006Quilts No Comments

Finally I finished this quilt, or at least turned it in to the museum for the show, so I can’t work on any more even though there are few details I could still add. The worst was having to stay up all night Monday night. About 3 a.m. I started getting delirious, looking at this … Read More

Happy Christmas to All!

December 25, 2005Quilts No Comments

This quilt is an example of self-fullfilling prophecy. December has flown, and while working on the quilt, I didn’t get anything else done. So three days ago, Russ was indeed on a tall ladder stringing a complex light construction in the front yard and I was feeling a little blue with no other decorations up. … Read More