• Journal

    7 Things Wrong & One Thing Right With This Quilt

    It started as a good idea:  At year’s end, start with something old and make something new.  So, I sewed scraps, hoping to dent my scrap mountain, into small, spontaneous log cabins, with two…

    February 10, 2019
  • Journal

    Summer/Fall 2018 Happenings

    Summer 2018 — where did it go?  Fall 2018 is quickly fading.  Oh yes, I remember a few creative projects. A Very Special Commission My first summer project was creating 8 textiles (5 houses…

    November 1, 2018
  • Journal

    Functional Mini Quilts…or Potholders!

    Sewing mini quilts is my solution to creative laziness.  I may be in between projects or have been away from the studio, or just wanting to work intuitively, without a plan or defined goal.…

    April 15, 2018
  • A Squared Quilt Artwork

    Art Quilts That Tell a Story

    Art quilts can be so personal, so special in our lives.  Like many handmade items, they are labors of love, and a joy to make.   Here are a few of my quilts that…

    April 13, 2018
  • 3 Bars Blue. Sold

    Contemporary Classics Art Quilts

    Many of my weaving designs started with a classic quilt pattern — Amish, 3 Bars, 9 Patch, Log Cabin, to name a few. I’ve now applied the same approach but without the limitations of…

    February 14, 2018
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    My 2018 Word of the Year: Balance

    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…

    January 4, 2018
  • Journal

    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…

    November 20, 2017
  • 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…

    August 29, 2016
  • Chrysanthemum
    Gallery Journal

    Windows — An Art Quilt Series

    Working in a series can be very invigorating as one discovers new possibilities with every new piece.   One of my favorites is Windows–An Art Quilt Series.  Architectural elements and their inherent angles and…

    May 5, 2016