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How to Organize a Fiber Arts Studio

November 20, 2017

Organizing your fiber studio can feel like a chore—no fun at all. But it is a necessary chore that will result in a more functional and enjoyable space. During my 35+ years as a weaver, I stashed looms and supplies wherever there was empty space. Today, I’m lucky. My studio is a roomy, remodeled garage. The only clues that it once was a garage are the large carriage doors that open to the driveway.   It is light and airy—a dream…

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I Quit Weaving for Quilting; What Do I Miss Now?

                          I discovered weaving in 1978 and spent the next 15 years happily exploring the world of weaving.  For the next 20 years, I designed, wove and marketed table linens in repp…

February 1, 2017
Gallery Journal

Having Fun With Quilted Tiny Houses

It’s probably not news that one of the latest housing trends is living in a tiny house. I realized I actually live and work in what could be a “tiny house” because my space is 571 square feet, total. That was just the beginning…

August 29, 2016
Gallery

Windows — A New Series

Architectural elements and their inherent angles and lines, are infinite sources of inspiration.   Windows can be symbolically mysterious or joyful, and everything in between.  I picked playful for this series.      …

May 5, 2016
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Lines & Shapes For Inspiration

I’m considering the potential in these raw photos that I’ve taken when I have been out of the city.  As I work forward, I will view them in black & white, maybe focus on one part of the lines or shapes, maybe deleting some…

April 18, 2016
Journal

Small Art Quilts

From a maker’s point of view, small art quilts are wonderful for many reasons.  I try out new designs and color combinations.  I can use up small fabric scraps that I’m too cheap to throw away.   I get  immediate gratification as it moves…

April 10, 2016
Gallery

Art Quilts With a Story

“A Squared,” for my daughter and granddaughter.   Nick named by my son-in-law, as both of their names begin with an “A.” “3 Days of Fun,” my project from a design workshop.  It was three full days of playing, and this was what I brought…

April 5, 2016
9 Patch Red Decorative Quilt
Gallery

Contemporary Classics

Log Cabin:  It doesn’t get more classic than log cabin. Nine-Patch:  A classic quilt pattern, in a bold yet simplified interpretation: An Amish favorite, 3 Bars, here in blue, modernized:    …

March 30, 2016
Journal

My Previous Life

For over two decades, I designed and marketed my handwoven table linens.   Repp weave, or ripsmatta, was my favorite weave structure as it creates very durable and functional cloth.   “Fear No Color” was my mantra, coupled with a goal of designing contemporary and…

March 6, 2016
Journal

One Good Angle Deserves Another

Finding myself at an emotional crossroads, I looked at the angles facing me, and the resulting consequences of each one.   And then I started to sew.  Thus, the quilts became my art therapy. The first in the series, a learning experience in straight…

March 1, 2016