Category Archives: Art quilts

Happy Holidays from Studio 18

Happy Holidays to all of you!   THANK YOU for following my blog and having an interest in my studio artwork. I’m going to spend the rest of this year finishing up some quilts (the grasses in the photo above will appear

Happy Holidays from Studio 18

Happy Holidays to all of you!   THANK YOU for following my blog and having an interest in my studio artwork. I’m going to spend the rest of this year finishing up some quilts (the grasses in the photo above will appear

Spirit Shard Quilt …New Feathers

I have quilted my painted quilt, SPIRIT SHARDS.  The feathers I made and showed in my previous post were very colorful…actually too much so for this quilt.  I have used one toward the bottom of the piece, but felt I

Spirit Shard Quilt …New Feathers

I have quilted my painted quilt, SPIRIT SHARDS.  The feathers I made and showed in my previous post were very colorful…actually too much so for this quilt.  I have used one toward the bottom of the piece, but felt I

Painting on Cotton … Feathers

I haven’t spent much time in the studio this week, but today I’m back at it full force!  I am quilting the painted fabric piece shown in my previous post and am excited about finishing this quilt. After a few days of

Painting on Cotton … Feathers

I haven’t spent much time in the studio this week, but today I’m back at it full force!  I am quilting the painted fabric piece shown in my previous post and am excited about finishing this quilt. After a few days of

Painting on Canvas and …

This small painting was done using the same palette knife technique I have used in my more recent paintings.  I have been pleased with this technique, have gotten comfortable with it, so why can’t I try using the same method

Painting on Canvas and …

This small painting was done using the same palette knife technique I have used in my more recent paintings.  I have been pleased with this technique, have gotten comfortable with it, so why can’t I try using the same method

Studio Tour Quilts Finished and on Display

The Studio Tour Quilts are finished and on display at Lois Duffy Art.  They will be there through Thanksgiving weekend.  The gallery is open on Friday and Saturday from 10-4.  Scroll down for the photos of quilts #2-3. Each quilt

Studio Tour Quilts Finished and on Display

The Studio Tour Quilts are finished and on display at Lois Duffy Art.  They will be there through Thanksgiving weekend.  The gallery is open on Friday and Saturday from 10-4.  Scroll down for the photos of quilts #2-3. Each quilt

Binding the Studio Quilts

The quilting is done, and now the quilts need to be trimmed to size and the binding needs to be sewn on each quilt. The above photo shows the binding as it is finished  (on the left edge) and the

Binding the Studio Quilts

The quilting is done, and now the quilts need to be trimmed to size and the binding needs to be sewn on each quilt. The above photo shows the binding as it is finished  (on the left edge) and the

A Walk in the Wild Exhibit

WHERE EARTH AND SKY MEET…72 X 18 This quilt, WHERE EARTH AND SKY MEET, will be part of the exhibit “A Walk in the Wild” at the Open Space Visitors Center in Albuquerque, NM.  The opening reception is November 10,

A Walk in the Wild Exhibit

WHERE EARTH AND SKY MEET…72 X 18 This quilt, WHERE EARTH AND SKY MEET, will be part of the exhibit “A Walk in the Wild” at the Open Space Visitors Center in Albuquerque, NM.  The opening reception is November 10,

Quilting the Studio Quilts

I am in the process of quilting the last Studio Tour quilt.  I am using my mid-arm quilting frame and my Pfaff sewing machine. The first step in the process is to place the backing fabric on the front and

Quilting the Studio Quilts

I am in the process of quilting the last Studio Tour quilt.  I am using my mid-arm quilting frame and my Pfaff sewing machine. The first step in the process is to place the backing fabric on the front and

Studio Quilt: Sneak Peek 3

Here is a sneak peek at the third…and last… quilt made from the dye painted blocks done by visitors during the studio tour.  This quilt top has much less of my dyed fabric, as the blocks I used from my “visiting artists”

Studio Quilt: Sneak Peek 3

Here is a sneak peek at the third…and last… quilt made from the dye painted blocks done by visitors during the studio tour.  This quilt top has much less of my dyed fabric, as the blocks I used from my “visiting artists”

My work is now on Galleribba

A few weeks ago I was kindly invited to have a page on the textile site Galleribba.  The site features the work of many wonderful international artists who have created small and unique textile wall art.  The work is available

My work is now on Galleribba

A few weeks ago I was kindly invited to have a page on the textile site Galleribba.  The site features the work of many wonderful international artists who have created small and unique textile wall art.  The work is available

Studio Quilt: Sneak Peek 2

I’ve pieced the second quilt from the blocks made at the studio tour.  In this quilt, I used the blocks that were mostly white with black, yellow and blue.  I dyed some complimentary fabrics in chartreuse and “purply” blue and dye painted those

Studio Quilt: Sneak Peek 2

I’ve pieced the second quilt from the blocks made at the studio tour.  In this quilt, I used the blocks that were mostly white with black, yellow and blue.  I dyed some complimentary fabrics in chartreuse and “purply” blue and dye painted those

SAQA Benefit Auction in Houston

My quilt, SQUARES I, is one of the SAQA Benefit Quilts to be auctioned at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Oct. 31 – Nov. 4.  A group of quilts donated to SAQA , curated by collectors Warren and Nancy Brakensiek, will

SAQA Benefit Auction in Houston

My quilt, SQUARES I, is one of the SAQA Benefit Quilts to be auctioned at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Oct. 31 – Nov. 4.  A group of quilts donated to SAQA , curated by collectors Warren and Nancy Brakensiek, will

Studio Quilt: Step 2

I looked over the blocks I had and decided I could divide them into three groups…mostly black, white, and blue,  fully painted images,  and multicolored waves and lines.  I’ve decided to do three panels, one with each group of blocks.

Studio Quilt: Step 2

I looked over the blocks I had and decided I could divide them into three groups…mostly black, white, and blue,  fully painted images,  and multicolored waves and lines.  I’ve decided to do three panels, one with each group of blocks.

Studio Quilt: Step 1

After the blocks have been dye painted and allowed to batch for about 24 hours, it is time to wash out any excess dye that has not reacted with the fabric.  This step takes care and a fair amount of

Studio Quilt: Step 1

After the blocks have been dye painted and allowed to batch for about 24 hours, it is time to wash out any excess dye that has not reacted with the fabric.  This step takes care and a fair amount of

Dye Painted Blocks

      The studio tour was fun.  The visitors to my studio had the chance to dye paint a block of prepared fabric that I will assemble into a quilt and display in town.  Many took advantage and I now have

Dye Painted Blocks

      The studio tour was fun.  The visitors to my studio had the chance to dye paint a block of prepared fabric that I will assemble into a quilt and display in town.  Many took advantage and I now have

Let’s Make a Quilt!

  My demonstration for the studio tour is working with dye on cotton.  I will prepare the cotton fabric to accept the dye and then cut it into 14 inch square blocks.  I will also prepare the thickened Procion MX

Let’s Make a Quilt!

  My demonstration for the studio tour is working with dye on cotton.  I will prepare the cotton fabric to accept the dye and then cut it into 14 inch square blocks.  I will also prepare the thickened Procion MX

Accepted

A short post…This piece has been accepted into the Juried Fiber Art Competition  at the Shemer Art Center and Museum in Phoenix, AZ.  If you are in the area between Oct.4 and November 15, I think it will be an interesting show

Accepted

A short post…This piece has been accepted into the Juried Fiber Art Competition  at the Shemer Art Center and Museum in Phoenix, AZ.  If you are in the area between Oct.4 and November 15, I think it will be an interesting show

Visitors in the Studio

I enjoy having visitors in my studio.  I feel it is a great opportunity to explain and actually demonstrate how I create my artwork, either quilts or paintings. My main focus during a studio visit is education.  The more my visitors know about my techniques

Visitors in the Studio

I enjoy having visitors in my studio.  I feel it is a great opportunity to explain and actually demonstrate how I create my artwork, either quilts or paintings. My main focus during a studio visit is education.  The more my visitors know about my techniques

Quilt as Art 2

NIGHT TRAFFIC, another construction quilt mounted on stretcher bars.   I dyed much of this fabric in dark, rich colors so I could discharge the color from each piece to create a pattern.  I used diluted bleach as a discharge agent on the

Quilt as Art 2

NIGHT TRAFFIC, another construction quilt mounted on stretcher bars.   I dyed much of this fabric in dark, rich colors so I could discharge the color from each piece to create a pattern.  I used diluted bleach as a discharge agent on the

Lines Great and Small Series I

  This is the first piece in my Lines Great and Small Series.  The central fabric was created using the flour paste resist technique described in a previous post. Mounted on stretcher bars, this is a construction piece.  You can

Lines Great and Small Series I

  This is the first piece in my Lines Great and Small Series.  The central fabric was created using the flour paste resist technique described in a previous post. Mounted on stretcher bars, this is a construction piece.  You can