Posts Tagged: art quilts

Madrid Studio Closing

I am closing my studio in Madrid this summer.  I loved being here, but have been offered a wonderful opportunity to create large textile work for an exhibit in 2018.  I will forgo my retail space in Madrid to work

Madrid Studio Closing

I am closing my studio in Madrid this summer.  I loved being here, but have been offered a wonderful opportunity to create large textile work for an exhibit in 2018.  I will forgo my retail space in Madrid to work

Shadow boxed Leaves

These leaves are painted, quilted to felt and cut out along the outer quilting line.  I then burned the felt backing just past the quilting lines.  I used the same process, but much larger, on leaves for a full size

Shadow boxed Leaves

These leaves are painted, quilted to felt and cut out along the outer quilting line.  I then burned the felt backing just past the quilting lines.  I used the same process, but much larger, on leaves for a full size

A NEW QUILT

   I made this quilt, T.A.L.E….There’s Always Loose Ends, to accompany my paintings in the LIMITED VOCABULARY series.  The background is painted and quilted cotton.  The banners hanging along the front of the quilt are constructed of my own hand

A NEW QUILT

   I made this quilt, T.A.L.E….There’s Always Loose Ends, to accompany my paintings in the LIMITED VOCABULARY series.  The background is painted and quilted cotton.  The banners hanging along the front of the quilt are constructed of my own hand

Quilt Hanging System

I installed a new system to display my quilts in the studio.  This rack was originally used to organize architectural plans, but serves my purpose beautifully.  I still have some quilts hung separately on the walls, but this “rack” allows

Quilt Hanging System

I installed a new system to display my quilts in the studio.  This rack was originally used to organize architectural plans, but serves my purpose beautifully.  I still have some quilts hung separately on the walls, but this “rack” allows

Finished

  I have finished my fused quilt!  I am pleased with how easily it quilted and how flat it finished.  The pieces do not look separate and layered…much to my surprise.   When I finished the quilting, I thought it

Finished

  I have finished my fused quilt!  I am pleased with how easily it quilted and how flat it finished.  The pieces do not look separate and layered…much to my surprise.   When I finished the quilting, I thought it

SAQA Spotlight Auction

   If you are attending the SAQA Conference, Fiberlandia, in Portland next weekend, please attend the Friday night banquet and bid on one of the many donated quilts made by SAQA members, all presented during the Spotlight Auction.  My donation

SAQA Spotlight Auction

   If you are attending the SAQA Conference, Fiberlandia, in Portland next weekend, please attend the Friday night banquet and bid on one of the many donated quilts made by SAQA members, all presented during the Spotlight Auction.  My donation

Online Exhibit

  My quilt, LET’S TAKE A BREAK, has been selected for the inaugural online exhibit, Wild Thing!, at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego, CA.   I am thrilled to be included in this selection of wonderful quilt artists.  The

Online Exhibit

  My quilt, LET’S TAKE A BREAK, has been selected for the inaugural online exhibit, Wild Thing!, at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego, CA.   I am thrilled to be included in this selection of wonderful quilt artists.  The

Not Accepted

    It’s been a while since I posted, but I HAVE BEEN in the studio!  I will catch you up on some things. I submitted the above quilt to a national show, but it didn’t get in…oh well.  There

Not Accepted

    It’s been a while since I posted, but I HAVE BEEN in the studio!  I will catch you up on some things. I submitted the above quilt to a national show, but it didn’t get in…oh well.  There

Casual 3D…untitled

This piece is very informal as compared to the piece, ICARA, in my last post.  Having experimented with both extremes, I feel I want to find a happy medium. I am pleased with this piece because I love the way

Casual 3D…untitled

This piece is very informal as compared to the piece, ICARA, in my last post.  Having experimented with both extremes, I feel I want to find a happy medium. I am pleased with this piece because I love the way

Another 3D Quilt

  As I mentioned in my previous post, I am very excited about working in 3D quilts.  I wanted to experiment with different shapes for my work and the concept of adornments or costumes along with historical references kept creeping

Another 3D Quilt

  As I mentioned in my previous post, I am very excited about working in 3D quilts.  I wanted to experiment with different shapes for my work and the concept of adornments or costumes along with historical references kept creeping

Art Quilts XVIII: ARTrageous Art Quilts

I am very pleased and honored to have two of my quilts on exhibit at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Chandler, AZ for their show Art Quilts XVIII: ARTrageous Art Quilts.  The call was for textile Art Quilts

Art Quilts XVIII: ARTrageous Art Quilts

I am very pleased and honored to have two of my quilts on exhibit at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Chandler, AZ for their show Art Quilts XVIII: ARTrageous Art Quilts.  The call was for textile Art Quilts

On Being a Quilter

  I’ve had the opportunity in the past few weeks to get out of the studio and attend some panel discussions given by artists, critics and gallery owners.  The topic of each was a discussion of the artist’s work and

On Being a Quilter

  I’ve had the opportunity in the past few weeks to get out of the studio and attend some panel discussions given by artists, critics and gallery owners.  The topic of each was a discussion of the artist’s work and

Space Time Continuum

SPACE TIME CONTINUUM is finished.  I’ve been good about finishing the quilts that needed to be bound and I’ve done some new ones, also.  Busy, busy, busy. I’ve been incorporating texture into my quilts, but typically, the pieces are more

Space Time Continuum

SPACE TIME CONTINUUM is finished.  I’ve been good about finishing the quilts that needed to be bound and I’ve done some new ones, also.  Busy, busy, busy. I’ve been incorporating texture into my quilts, but typically, the pieces are more

New series

  I’ve been working on a new series using a different layering style of painting.  I layer the circles and then paint the background around them so that they have an ethereal look.  This photo is part of a much larger

New series

  I’ve been working on a new series using a different layering style of painting.  I layer the circles and then paint the background around them so that they have an ethereal look.  This photo is part of a much larger

More Quilting

  I’ve been working on some new pieces and doing a bit of travelling.  It’s a nice way to spend the summer. I so enjoyed quilting the leaves on Autumn Rhapsody, I thought I’d use them again, but this time

More Quilting

  I’ve been working on some new pieces and doing a bit of travelling.  It’s a nice way to spend the summer. I so enjoyed quilting the leaves on Autumn Rhapsody, I thought I’d use them again, but this time

Two of Two

  This quilt, AUTUMN RHAPSODY, was also selected for the New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilt exhibit at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, CO.  I sincerely thank the jury for being so generous.  The exhibit runs from July 9 until Sept. 2.

Two of Two

  This quilt, AUTUMN RHAPSODY, was also selected for the New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilt exhibit at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, CO.  I sincerely thank the jury for being so generous.  The exhibit runs from July 9 until Sept. 2.

One of Two

  This quilt, STORM CHASERS, is one of two of my quilts accepted into the 31st Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts exhibit at the Lincoln Center Art Gallery in Fort Collins, Colorado.  I was thrilled to receive the notice

One of Two

  This quilt, STORM CHASERS, is one of two of my quilts accepted into the 31st Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts exhibit at the Lincoln Center Art Gallery in Fort Collins, Colorado.  I was thrilled to receive the notice

Painting and Quilting in 3D

I’ve been painting and quilting, but assembling the pieces in a different way. This year, the Clay Festival has a central theme of vessels.  Although most calls are for clay, there is one call that is open to other mediums.  The

Painting and Quilting in 3D

I’ve been painting and quilting, but assembling the pieces in a different way. This year, the Clay Festival has a central theme of vessels.  Although most calls are for clay, there is one call that is open to other mediums.  The

So Much New, So Little to Show

  It’s been a while, but many things have been consuming my days.  The first was the SAQA conference in Santa Fe a few weeks ago.  What a wonderful experience!  I not only learned a lot about business, met new

So Much New, So Little to Show

  It’s been a while, but many things have been consuming my days.  The first was the SAQA conference in Santa Fe a few weeks ago.  What a wonderful experience!  I not only learned a lot about business, met new

NEW MEXICO – UNFOLDING Opening

  This past Friday night, SAQA New Mexico’s exhibit, NEW MEXICO – UNFOLDING opened at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery in Santa Fe.  The exhibit was beautifully hung and the quilts were all outstanding. The colors of the exhibit drew you

NEW MEXICO – UNFOLDING Opening

  This past Friday night, SAQA New Mexico’s exhibit, NEW MEXICO – UNFOLDING opened at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery in Santa Fe.  The exhibit was beautifully hung and the quilts were all outstanding. The colors of the exhibit drew you