Saturday, December 28, 2013

“The Gift,” in progress

“The Gift” ready for thread
This is a new piece I am calling “The Gift.” It is based on this photo of a red maple leaf that I took this fall on one of my morning walks:

This is a wholecloth painted quilt; it started out as white fabric, and I am using my favorite acrylic paint, ProChemical & Dye’s Transparent Textile Paint, to paint it. Here are some photos of the painting in progress:

Next comes the thread!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Quilting Arts TV Series 1300 is almost here!

“Quilting Arts TV” Series 1300 will be airing soon on PBS stations! 

The Quilting Arts TV website has previews of all the shows, a wonderful slideshow of images and projects, as well as links to sponsors, free Ebooks, and a link to the store to purchase the DVD or download the video. Downloads of the series are available today, Dec. 23. The DVD is available for preorder, and will ship Jan. 24. 

I appear in episodes #1301, 1304, 1311 and 1313. 

View a preview of episode #1301 here:

 View a preview of episode #1304 here:

Thursday, December 5, 2013

See Lyric on!


My good friend Lyric Kinard was recently featured on with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims. 

Through Dec. 8, you can watch Lyric’s episode for free! You can also enjoy all sorts of other things on during that time. And if you decide to join, there’s a code that gets you $5 off a year membership. Simply go to Lyric’s blog here for more information:

Lyric joined me last month to teach at my Once in a Blue Moon Fiber Art Retreat. We are hoping to schedule a retreat together in 2014. If you are interested, simply go to my website, and click where it says “Click here to sign up for my e-mail newsletter.” I send one out about every two months, and it will give you information as we know it. (I’ll post news on my blog, too.)