Saturday, October 22, 2016

I'll be on the cover of Quilting Arts!

I just learned that my work “Crystalline” will be featured on the cover of the December 2016/January 2017 issue of Quilting Arts magazine! I’m so honored. The issue features quilts (including mine) from the Dinner at Eight Artists exhibition, “Pattern,” which will debut at International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston later this month. Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison curated the exhibition. The issue should hit newsstands and subscribers’ mailboxes in about a month.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Vote! (for the next Quilting Arts cover)

I’m honored that my snowflake piece, “Crystalline,” is being considered for the December/January cover of Quilting Arts. But I love Sarah Ann Smith's Queen Anne’s Lace piece (cover 2), and voted for it! Cast your vote here:

Monday, October 10, 2016

Teaching at MISA

What a wonderful week I had at Madeline Island School of the Arts! MISA is one of the top art and craft schools in the country, and if you take a class there, you’ll find out why. A spectacular location. Tasty food, spacious classrooms, lovely housing, accommodating staff.

This building houses the dining room downstairs and a classroom upstairs.

This large building has two spacious classrooms.

The students in my five-day “Paint and Stitch” class did some outstanding work based on their own photos:

You take the ferry from Bayfield to Madeline Island.
The state park on Madeline Island has gorgeous walking trails with amazing views of Lake Superior. 

LaPointe, the smalll town on the island, is funky and arty, with restaurants, pubs and shops featuring local art and craft.

One of the highlights of the week was a cruise out to see the Apostle Islands. It was set up for a photography class offered the same week, and we were lucky enough to go along. I get seasick easily, but I was so glad I had gone. What views!