Muscle Memory

August 31, 2006Process, Studio No Comments

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m trying to spend less time on the computer and more time in the studio. The bad news is I’m behind on blogging and email. But the good news is I’m halfway done quilting this big work, and I’ve got another quilt cut out on the design wall and and … Read More

I feel like a Genius today

June 7, 2006Studio No Comments

Monday the Uncommon Threads museum show came down, and I got this quilt back. I didn’t have time to take a proper photo of it before the show. Since my work has been getting bigger, it’s getting harder to photograph, and when Lisa Call posted photos of her portable photo wall, I started thinking about … Read More

Dyed and Gone to Heaven

March 25, 2006Process, Studio No Comments

I haven’t dyed anything in a long time, but have been thinking about it. I use lots of commercially printed fabric and love tone-on-tone patterns, so have been wanting to try to make my own by over-dyeing pre-printed fabrics. But the warehouse has been too cold, AND Russ bought me a stainless steel sink at … Read More

Sewing with Company

March 23, 2006Process, Studio No Comments

It’s time to send my quilt off to Visions for final approval and photography for the book. But when I finally got around to packing it up, I suddenly realized that the one selected was the second cartoon quilt I made, and I wasn’t happy with the binding or the hanging sleeve. So I had … Read More

A Day with Wisconsin PBS

March 7, 2006Press, Process, Studio No Comments

It was a gray rainy Saturday when the PBS crew from Wisconsin came to interview me and videotape my studio for an art quilt documentary. However, in my windowless studio, it’s always colorful and bright! Since I forgot to take photos, I drew this illustration to show you what the day was like. Very exciting, … Read More

A Really Big Pattern

June 9, 2005Studio No Comments

I’ve finally gotten around to posting some photos from our sculpture adventures after Quilt National on our blog for RuBert Studios, but I couldn’t resist putting these here. I’m help Rob and True Fisher assemble a huge pattern for a sculpture installation in a hospital lobby. Rob Fisher is a friend who does installations like … Read More


April 4, 2005Studio No Comments

This morning fellow blogger Melody posted a photo that would seem to indicate that a certain powerful and influencial person has frequently visited her studio for fusing lessons. Not to be outdone, I’ve posted evidence that a celebrity, although certainly less powerful, but a celebrity none the less has visited my studio recently to discuss … Read More

My Studio Neighborhood

March 13, 2005Studio No Comments

Yesterday was a beautiful day, I went downtown for a while and picked up some of my quilts at the gallery. When I got to the studio, I couldn’t figure out where Russ was. Eventually I found him–up on the roof. He was filling a 23-foot tall pole with concrete for a structural element for … Read More