More thread drawing!

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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

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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!!!

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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

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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

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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

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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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String Quilts

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I have been hard at work in my  studio sewing on string quilt samples for my up-coming classes.  I will be teaching two workshops in February and one in April on this fun, easy, versatile, and scrappy technique.  This is

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Little Bits Villiage

Little Bits Village

This is a fun experiment I am working on with newly created fabric.  I love the rich color and texture this gives my fabric.  I haven’t finished the house yet, but as you can see, I have been working on

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