Melting Magic!

melting 2

I have been so eager to learn and do this particular technique of art ever since I saw a piece done by Susan Lenz; it totally intrigued me when I spotted her work in an art gallery in Estes Park, Colorado. 



challenge quilt Oct 2015b

I am a member of a small group of art quilters meeting in Topeka, and this year we decided to do a challenge.  We each started with a block or piece of fabric measuring approximately 12 inches square.  Each month we


Hand-Printed Fabric

stamp patterns

I went to my Art Group meeting last week, and we played with making prints on our fabric using a gelli plate, acrylic dyes, and simple household items.  We used our imaginations with potato mashers, scrubbing brushes, combs, and even


Silk Fusion

Kansas Roadcut detail 150

This summer I spent a delightful afternoon at the Quilting Traditions quilt shop in Topeka, Kansas, where Kathy Pflaum taught a class on making silk fusion.  She inspired me to try her technique; using silk roving and a textile medium


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


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