EDGE gallery exhibit

Shawn at Omaha gallery

We traveled to Omaha, Nebraska last week to see my piece among the juried exhibits on display at the Suderland Gallery. My artwork, “China,” was selected by the EDGE organization of contemporary fiber artists, art quilters, and mixed media artists

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Salina Country Club gallery

Salina Country Club

I am thrilled to have my artwork on display in the Salina Country Club gallery during the month of November! I’ve had many compliments on my display and have sold several pieces – in other words, it’s been a very

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More thread drawing!

Yellow Bird fabric stitching 072214

I just returned from a Ricky Tims Super Seminar full of ideas, new techniques, and inspiration!  I have experimented with thread drawing in the past, but was not very pleased with the results; however, at the Ricky Tims Seminar I

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Learning about Fabric Printing

printed fabric

I have been wanting to try block printing for a long time, so this summer I watched some videos on block printing on fabric. I gathered my supplies and went to work carving my first blocks. I tried out some

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My First Juried Exhibit!!!

China2

Last year I joined an art quilters organization called EDGE, which is a community of contemporary fiber artists and art quilters that is dedicated to expanding awareness, understanding, and appreciation of fiber art through annual juried exhibitions. Here is the link

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Salina Journal Interviews Me!

Salina Journal article

During my Salina Public Library gallery exhibit, I was honored and privileged to be interviewed by Salina Journal reporter Gary Demuth and photographed by Tom Dorsey. Much to my surprise, the interview resulted in a full-page article in the encore! section

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Library Gallery Show

library title 2

This week was the reception for my Salina Public Library gallery exhibit. Here are some of my quilts on display: It is a great place to show my art work. The show is open until June 5 and includes all

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Sticks Workshop

Sticks 2

I will be teaching a workshop at No Place Like Home Quilt Shop in Minneapolis, Kansas on June 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Take a peek at this colorful, fun quilt in progress and sign up soon to

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Trying thread drawing

rainbow stitch 2

After my last two quilt project failures, I went back to what I know how to do; but the urge to draw a design on fabric kept nagging me to try something new yet again.  What fun results!  The clown

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Failure is the Best Teacher!

Failure quilt 1

I have been trying a new piecing technique that uses deeper curves on a background fabric. I have the technique down, but somehow the quilts ended up too busy and confusing.  I tried three times with this technique, each with

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