Archive for September 2010

Dirty Dozen Exposed 2010!

This is a rather racy name for a very tame (but still exciting) event.  It’s the annual exhibit showcasing the work of the Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists, in Melbourne, FL.  The opening is this Saturday, October 2nd, with a reception from 2-4 P.M.  (Details below.) From October 2nd through October 31st, Boutique 4 Quilters  The […]

Mixed Media Book Complete

I really enjoyed working on this book, which I’m calling Anticipating (Good) Health. To create it, I used a variety of techniques and materials.  Please click on the image above to better view the layers of paint, textures, hidden words, cheesecloth, sheer fabrics, and hand sewing. The interior includes a paper flower with Tyvek leaves, […]

Elizabeth Nelson Exhibit in Orlando Area

I am in love with the vibrant paper collages created by Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson!  Just take a look at these pieces, (even though my photography doesn’t begin to do them justice:) Click any image for a larger view. Elizabeth currently has a solo show, called Exquisite Harmony, on display at the Maitland Art Center, […]

More Quilts from the Foothills of NC

The Foothill Quilters of Shelby, NC accomplished a lot in our recent “Design Your Own Nature Quilt” class. Like the rest of the class, Laney, Rachel, Peggy, and Carolyn applied the new principles to paper, before tackling fabric. Click any image for a larger view. Karon provided me with a challenge, as she worked in VERY […]

Design Fun in Shelby, NC

This past weekend I got to teach “Design Your Own Nature Quilt” to a motivated group of women in Shelby, NC.  In the morning  they learned about balance, focal point, and working loosely.  After lunch, they took their lessons to  heart, as they created fabulous compositions. Click any image for a larger view. Kathy worked on a […]

Facebook Fan Page

I finally took the plunge and created a Facebook fan page.  If you’re not familiar with fan pages, you can access them like a website.  You don’t need to belong to Facebook. My fan page is called Ellen Lindner:  Adventure Quilter, and you’ll find it at  The Wall (home) page looks something like this: At […]

Prepping for Classes

I sure really enjoy teaching, so it’s always fun to plan, prepare, and anticipate, when the next one is on the horizon.  This week, I’m preparing for two. I’ll be teaching Sticky Fingers (Glued Collage)online, starting on the 24th.  This glued fabric collage technique is VERY fast and easy!  I love it! The class sample is […]

Stitching, then Painting: Part Two

Version 2:  The photo below shows quite a few changes since the last post.  I decided  the four quadrants were too similar in value, so I painted them again.  (How nice that I could change it so easily!)  Plus, I broke up the heavy line of orange circles, creating spaces between them.  Much better, I think. […]

Stitching, then Painting

A while back, I got the idea to paint over an ugly quilt.  Although I never finished that project, it was clear that the idea of painting over quilted areas had great potential.  I’ve even seen artists, such as Deidre Adams, who do this almost exclusively.  So, I decided to give it a try.  First, […]

Flowers All Around: Two Finished Projects

I’ve been flitting from project to project all summer, but have finally managed to finish two of them. The first, is my Flower Wagon Challenge, titled Snapdragons. Click any image for a larger view. The second is the result of another small group challenge, titled Flower POW-er. That leaves me with two other projects in […]