Block Printing on Fabric

carving supplies

I have been experimenting with making my own carved linoleum print bocks and incorporating the prints into my art.  I have been using a layered raw edge style for making the tops, which includes stitching down the pieces with hand


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


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


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


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


My First Juried Exhibit!!!


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


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


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


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


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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