Category Archives: Techniques

Strings Attached: New Mexico Sunset

A few posts ago, I gave you a sneak peek at part of this piece…the “headdress”. It is composed of a quilted fabric embellished with irrigation tubing and newspaper yarn. The body of the piece is made from newspaper, sewn

Strings Attached: New Mexico Sunset

A few posts ago, I gave you a sneak peek at part of this piece…the “headdress”. It is composed of a quilted fabric embellished with irrigation tubing and newspaper yarn. The body of the piece is made from newspaper, sewn

Expanding on an idea

In a previous post, I discussed the piece SOMETIMES I GO TO PIECES. I painted a huge amount of canvas strips for that piece, tried to use them on another piece, but it just didn’t make it. I ran across

Expanding on an idea

In a previous post, I discussed the piece SOMETIMES I GO TO PIECES. I painted a huge amount of canvas strips for that piece, tried to use them on another piece, but it just didn’t make it. I ran across

At It Again

I am painting, cutting, and folding again. I started with white Pima cotton for the first set of boats I made for I’m All Tied Up at the Moment. This time I started with a batik fabric and washed it

At It Again

I am painting, cutting, and folding again. I started with white Pima cotton for the first set of boats I made for I’m All Tied Up at the Moment. This time I started with a batik fabric and washed it

Sometimes I Go To Pieces

Sometimes I Go To Pieces is a textile construction that started as an experiment but developed into a completed piece. It is on display at the Rotunda Gallery. I was playing with painting or dying canvas, working both wet and

Sometimes I Go To Pieces

Sometimes I Go To Pieces is a textile construction that started as an experiment but developed into a completed piece. It is on display at the Rotunda Gallery. I was playing with painting or dying canvas, working both wet and

Trial and Error

How time flies!  A few weeks ago, I started on a new quilt.  I am using a technique that I haven’t used before, but that many people have used for years…FUSING.  I had a design in my head and I

Trial and Error

How time flies!  A few weeks ago, I started on a new quilt.  I am using a technique that I haven’t used before, but that many people have used for years…FUSING.  I had a design in my head and I

Red Carpet Detail

  This is a detail image of a quilt I completed a few weeks ago.  I have submitted it to a jury, so I do not want to show the entire piece until I know its fate…EITHER accepted or rejected.

Red Carpet Detail

  This is a detail image of a quilt I completed a few weeks ago.  I have submitted it to a jury, so I do not want to show the entire piece until I know its fate…EITHER accepted or rejected.

It’s a New Year

It’s a new year and time to get back to the studio.  Those of you who know me realize that I have been suffering with arthritis for years.  This fall, I had bilateral hip replacement, so I can now move

It’s a New Year

It’s a new year and time to get back to the studio.  Those of you who know me realize that I have been suffering with arthritis for years.  This fall, I had bilateral hip replacement, so I can now move

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

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”

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

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