Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Olympic patchwork quilt | Sochi 2014


The official look for the Olympics

Beautiful colors and texture.  It will be interesting to see how these are used throughout the Olympics.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Art in Fiber 2014–“Connected”

Correct Postcard Front

Correct Postcard Back

Look forward to seeing you there.

Participating artists include: Carolyn Allison, Jennie Chiovaro Ginny Eckley,
Connie Marie Fahrion, Nancy B. Dickey, Lea Ann Ferring, Debra Griffon,
Joy Hancock, Beth Porter Johnson, Cheryl Johnson, , Susan Fletcher King,
Linda Teddlie Minton, Mary Ann Littlejohn Karol Stanberry, and Connie van Zyll de Jong,

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Quote For the Day

He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.
--Louis Nizer in 1948 in his book Between You and Me.  

Website Down for a Few Days

I’m in process of transferring registration of my domain name away from Yahoo.  My website may be unavailable for a couple of days as I make the transition.  I hope to see you soon.

poo in leaves

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Kaffe Fassett at LaGrange TX

Kaffe-Dreaming in ColorKaffe Fassett will be visiting The Quilted Skein in La Grange, TX, Thursday October 24, 2013 and giving a lecture on his latest books and his uses of color. The talk will begin at 5:30 pm.

This is a wonderful opportunity to hear one of the "Greats" in our field. .

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

FiberVoices in Quilting Arts


The October/November issue of Quilting Arts magazine contains an article featuring my critique group, Fiber Voices.

We are all so pleased with the article, Replenishing Your Well,by Lynn Krawczyk.  She did a great job of distilling something meaningful from our individual responses to her questionnaire .

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Where has the time gone?

When I visited my blog, I saw that I haven’t posted there since May 1!!  So much and so little has happened since then.  I have finished with radiation, during which time long standing back pain really surfaced.  I hope to have it repaired very soon and get back to making art.

I have been going into my studio and sorting through things.  This process has been good to reacquaint myself with all the supplies and tools I have there.  Too many really!  The last sewing, other than a quick mending job is a piece I started was last October in a Sue Benner workshop.


I took my inspiration from a couple of photos taken at the reflection pool at the Houston Zoo.


This is the resulting piece based on the photos.  I have been stitching incidental grass on it.  I needed some thicker threads but didn’t know what kind I needed, then I found a box of Perle cotton of many different colors, some hand dyed.  Exactly what I needed!  I had forgotten it totally.   I am not able to sit in front of sewing machine more than a few minutes, so may try standing up to stitch on this WIP and get if finished.  It is time to move on to some of the things with deadlines that I have committed to.