Cloth weavings

Create 150

I have been experimenting with a unique woven cloth technique that I recently discovered. My mentor for this method is Jude Hill of  I am very excited about this technique, as I can combine my love of handwork, stamped fabric, and


Red Barn Studio Workshop!

denim beads 2 not messy 150

I have been getting ready to teach the workshop I’ve entitled, “Embellish It!” on March 12 at the Red Barn Studio in Lindsborg.  The beads in the photo are made from old jeans, which is just one of the things


Bling from Recyclables!

Beads 1

I remember making beads from paper as a child and wondered if I could use similar techniques to make beads for my art. A quick trip to YouTube confirmed my idea and gave me several tips for making beads at


Lincoln Art Center Gallery Exhibit

Lincoln KS gallery 3

Thanks to the many persons who attended the Lincoln (Kansas) Art Center artists’ reception; it was a wonderful evening!  It felt so good to move my artwork from the stacks in our spare bedroom to a spacious gallery for others


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


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