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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    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…

    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…

    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
  • 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…

    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.…

    March 1, 2016