Posts Tagged: quilting

Carrying On II

This is the second piece in the Carrying On series, based on the parfleche cylinder shape. It is probably most recognizable as a tribute to a Native utensil because of its presentation and the suede fringe. My concept for the

Carrying On II

This is the second piece in the Carrying On series, based on the parfleche cylinder shape. It is probably most recognizable as a tribute to a Native utensil because of its presentation and the suede fringe. My concept for the

Carrying On III

This piece is the third in my Carrying On series. I wanted to do something with more color and a bit of fun. This piece is still based on a parfleche form, saddlebags. I painted the fabric with circles and

Carrying On III

This piece is the third in my Carrying On series. I wanted to do something with more color and a bit of fun. This piece is still based on a parfleche form, saddlebags. I painted the fabric with circles and

Carrying On I

This is the second piece I completed using woven cotton strips. I combined them with fabric I painted and quilted VERY densely. I thought I would quilt in a larger circular pattern, but it added too much texture and competed

Carrying On I

This is the second piece I completed using woven cotton strips. I combined them with fabric I painted and quilted VERY densely. I thought I would quilt in a larger circular pattern, but it added too much texture and competed

WHITE LIGHT Hanging Basket

WHITE LIGHT Hanging Basket This is my third hanging basket, White Light, in the Strings Attached series. It is different from the others, both in shape and materials. The armature that supports it is also different in that it has

WHITE LIGHT Hanging Basket

WHITE LIGHT Hanging Basket This is my third hanging basket, White Light, in the Strings Attached series. It is different from the others, both in shape and materials. The armature that supports it is also different in that it has

Solstice x2

The OFF THE WALL exhibit is closing December 14. I would like to share with you the two other textile pieces I created for the show…Winter Solstice and Summer Solstice.  Both pieces are constructed of dyed and painted cheesecloth, driftwood

Solstice x2

The OFF THE WALL exhibit is closing December 14. I would like to share with you the two other textile pieces I created for the show…Winter Solstice and Summer Solstice.  Both pieces are constructed of dyed and painted cheesecloth, driftwood

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

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

STRUCTURAL DIVERSITY EXHIBIT

Please join me at the Opening Reception April 14 from 4-6 at the Capital Rotunda Gallery in Santa Fe.  I have three quilts in this exhibit and would love to share them with you (one of them is on the

STRUCTURAL DIVERSITY EXHIBIT

Please join me at the Opening Reception April 14 from 4-6 at the Capital Rotunda Gallery in Santa Fe.  I have three quilts in this exhibit and would love to share them with you (one of them is on the

A Pair…Felted and Painted

I found these two pieces lived well together.  The top piece is a felted construction, painted, layered and quilted.  The bottom piece is a yellow/purple combo, with very loosely applied textural dots.  I was hoping the two would sell together,

A Pair…Felted and Painted

I found these two pieces lived well together.  The top piece is a felted construction, painted, layered and quilted.  The bottom piece is a yellow/purple combo, with very loosely applied textural dots.  I was hoping the two would sell together,

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

Studio Open House

If you are in the neighborhood…

Studio Open House

If you are in the neighborhood…

aka SQUEEZE BOX

  I just finished a quilted felt construction titled SQUEEZE BOX…aka, an accordion.  When I started the piece, I didn’t know it would take that direction. I assembled the piece rotated 180 degrees (upside down) from the way you see

aka SQUEEZE BOX

  I just finished a quilted felt construction titled SQUEEZE BOX…aka, an accordion.  When I started the piece, I didn’t know it would take that direction. I assembled the piece rotated 180 degrees (upside down) from the way you see

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

Untitled, as of now…

 My newest felt construction mounted on a 12×24 gallery canvas.  I left the irregular edges to extend beyond the face of the canvas.  I cut each section, painted some of them, and layered the felt pieces three to four deep. To

Untitled, as of now…

 My newest felt construction mounted on a 12×24 gallery canvas.  I left the irregular edges to extend beyond the face of the canvas.  I cut each section, painted some of them, and layered the felt pieces three to four deep. To

Woven felt

   I am continuing to use felt in different iterations.  This time, quilted, layered, stitched and woven, mounted on a gallery canvas.  The weaving is so inticing…let’s go larger!  Happy Holidays…from the studio

Woven felt

   I am continuing to use felt in different iterations.  This time, quilted, layered, stitched and woven, mounted on a gallery canvas.  The weaving is so inticing…let’s go larger!  Happy Holidays…from the studio

Circle of Growth

I completed this piece today, CIRCLE OF GROWTH.  It is done using the same method as the previous pieces,  but this piece is 20×20 inches square.  It is cut, painted and quilted felt. Not seen in this photo, it is

Circle of Growth

I completed this piece today, CIRCLE OF GROWTH.  It is done using the same method as the previous pieces,  but this piece is 20×20 inches square.  It is cut, painted and quilted felt. Not seen in this photo, it is

New in the Studio

   I hung some new work in the studio today.  I have been experimenting with felt and stitching and painting and cutting and quilting  AND “embroidering”…and viola!  Most of these pieces are six inches square, mounted on canvas, and sold

New in the Studio

   I hung some new work in the studio today.  I have been experimenting with felt and stitching and painting and cutting and quilting  AND “embroidering”…and viola!  Most of these pieces are six inches square, mounted on canvas, and sold

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

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