Archive for April 2010

Double Reverse Applique with Martin County Quilters

I recently taught my Double Reverse Applique class in Stuart, FL, where we had a blast!  Here are a few of the apples that were completed that day: Click on any photo for a larger image. It’s always amazing to see how differently the apples turn out, even though the supply list and pattern are […]

More From Mood Fabrics

In a previous post, I told you about my visit to Mood Fabrics, in New York city.  It housed a HUGE array of fabrics, notions, and trims.  Like these white ones:  (Click any image for a larger view.) (I saw an awesome trim of what was probably rhinestones, that was $159/yd!  But, my photo didn’t turn […]

Celebrity Treatment

I had great fun this week, when I was interviewed for a local interior design magazine, called Spaces.  The writer, photographer, and editor all showed up at my house for the event.  What fun!  While I was busy talking to Maria Sonnenberg, the writer, the other two rearranged furniture and accessories, in order to properly […]

Transformations: The book and poetry

The Transformations exhibit paired poets and visual artists for a unique collaboration.  “My poet,” Marcia Denius was a delight to work with. At our first lunch meeting we had lunch outside on a cloudy day.  We used the clouds as an example as we discussed how both poetry and visual art might be inspired by […]

Transformations Opening

Opening night of the Transformations exhibit was very exciting!  The 12 art pieces and 12 poems nicely filled the small gallery at the Brevard Art Museum, in Melbourne, FL. I took these photos around the room before the crowds arrived: Click any image for a larger view L-R: George Snyder, Steve Lomazzo, Jini James, Jerry […]

A Visit to Mood Fabrics in New York City

Are you a Project Runway fan?  If so, the title of this post may have you given you a little tingle of anticipation.  If not, allow me to introduce you to the ultimate fabric store. Mood Fabrics is three floors, packed almost floor to ceiling, of more fabrics and notions than you could imagine!   On a […]

Transformations Exhibit Opens April 17th!

Imagine reading the poetry of a particular author, meeting the poet herself, and then being asked to create new work inspired by this interaction.  This is just what I was asked to do for the Transformations exhibit, which is opening April 17th at the Brevard Art Museum, in Melbourne, FL.  Of course, I’m not the […]

Making Art Quilts Instantly in Hudson, FL

My second class in Hudson was Instant Art Quilt.  The ladies were hard at work in this short class (only 3 hours,) so I didn’t make them stop for photographs.  Still, I think you’ll get a hint of the wonderfully diverse quilts that were quickly developing. Click on any image for a larger view. Many […]

Double Reverse Applique Class in Hudson, FL

I always enjoy teaching, and my recent classes in Hudson, FL were no exception.  On the first day, I taught Double Reverse Applique.  Despite my almost non-existent voice, the students had excellent results!  Everyone finished their apples by the end of the day and several were working on pears. Check out the tasty variety!  (Some of […]

“Timeless Treasures”, Melbourne Quilt Show 2010

As usual, the quilt show put on by the Seaside Piecemakers, was totally fabulous.  Of course, the quilts were wonderful!  But other highlights included a delightfully creative doll display, well stocked vendors, a silent auction, demonstrations, socializing (one of my favorite activities,) and more! Want to see some of my personal favorites?  Here you go. […]