My 2018 Word of the Year: Balance

January 4, 2018

Rather than making new year’s resolutions, a few years ago I switched to Christine Kane’s suggestion to selecting a word of the year.  Just one word, nothing fancy or hard to remember, and then apply that to as many parts of your life as you want.   It’s such a simple suggestion but it works very well.   My word this year?  Balance.   Balance will work in so many ways for me for 2018. First, I need to relearn…

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How to Organize a Fiber Arts Studio

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…

November 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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