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


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


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


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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