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Monday, August 23, 2010

Orange You Glad It's Plaid?

"Orange You Glad It's Plaid?"

Well, I thought about what everyone said, dove in feet first, did what seemed right and, voila! It was with some trepidation I turned it in for judging. Well, not only did the piece get juried in, it was also one of the ones that received top juror mention! Wow, the lesson here is to definitely trust myself and my process - and to listen to good advice :).


So, if you are going to PIQF in October, look for the AQuA special exhibit "Singular Sensations" and say "hi" to my piece for me. Thanks, everyone.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Can this Piece be Saved?

I really don't like this piece right now, but am at a loss how to proceed. I'm tempted to just rip it up and walk away from it. I'm working on it for a special exhibit for PIQF and don't have time to start something else. The exhibit is "Singular Sensations" and requires a whole cloth piece. This is all hand painted, screened and stamped. It is 18" by 32". I feel like I've "wasted" the past two weekends working on it. Be brutal. Is it as bad as I think, or should I keep working?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Bev Hart's Dye Workshop

I had great fun last weekend at a dye workshop put on by a great teacher, Bev Hart. She is based in Utah, but is a member of our art quilt group, and this is the second workshop she has done for us. She kept us so busy I forgot to take pictures, but she has a couple on her blog here

The workshop was held at Fabric Arts Studio, a terrific space! Their website can be found here

Here are pictures of some to the fabric I did.

Two-color dye run.

Dye Run Detail

Dye Run Detail

My first attempt at Shibori

Shibori Detail

Shibori on a rope - this is fun! I'd like to overdye it now


Drip Dyed - not colors I usually use, but kind of fun.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Quiltart at 15

"Binary Bee"

"Binary Bee" Detail

The online exhibit celebrating 15 years of Quiltart is posted! See all of the wonderful pieces at:


All of the pieces are 15" x 15". Here is what I had to say about mine:


Materials: Hand-dyed silk and cheesecloth, commercial batik, computer parts, beads.
Techniques: Screen printed, stamped, fused, hand embellished, machine quilted.


Just as contemporary quilters have adopted new materials and techniques to make art quilts, we have also adopted new technologies for meeting, socializing and sharing ideas. QuiltArt has given us a virtual meeting place - a modern quilting bee. Binary bits and bytes fly through the Ethernet carrying pleas for help, inspired ideas, celebratory happy dances and consoling reassurances. I find it wonderful that an art form with such traditional roots thrives in such a high-tech world.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sketchbook Project

I've recently signed up for something that sounds fun: The Sketchbook Project through the Art House Co-op. I've chosen the theme "This is Not a Sketchbook" and should be receiving my black Moleskine notebook soon. This is a very interesting project and I encourage you to follow this link to check it out:


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Canyon Voices

I've been busy working on small pieces for our AQuA exhibit to be hung at the Mesa Verde Visitor's Center gallery. We hung a show there last year and sales were very good, so we are excited about doing this again. This year our format was inspired by the SAQA trunk show pieces. For me it is a fun size to work in. The pieces are 8" x 8" and with the mats they are 12" x 12". I've completed six so far.

"Fractured Landscape I"

"Fractured Landscape II"





Monday, April 19, 2010

Denver Mancuso Show

My quilt "People...Once Removed" has been accepted into the AQuA special exhibit, "Abstractions", which will hang at the Denver Mancuso show in May. I, of course, didn't make note of the size other than on my entry form, but it is around 26" x 37".