Archive for November 2010

Mountain Meadow, Early Developments

Want to see what I’m working on?  It’s inspired by a photo taken at one of my favorite spots:  an overlook on the Blue Ridge Drive.  But, as you can see, I turned away from the distant view and noticed the one behind me.  The setting sun gave the grass a wonderful golden hue! Click any […]

Phyllis’ Palm Trees

Phyllis Tarrant was one of my students when I taught Design Your Own Nature Quilt in Charlotte, NC.  She recently sent me photos of her finished quilt, as well as her inspiration photo.  I thought you’d enjoy seeing the progression. Her starting photo featured a simple tropical scene.  A very good candidate for a class […]

Decorating = Designing

If you’ve ever decorated a room, you’ve used design skills. See how I put mine to use in a recent redeocration of my kitchen.

Final NC Photos: Quilts and More

Although it was rainy in Charlotte, we were warm and dry inside during the Design Your Own Nature Quilt class.  Since the emphasis was on learning about design, we spent most of the morning working on that.  The students used the remaining three hours in the afternoon to quickly create their compositions.  They got a lot […]

More Charlotte Class Results

More student results from Design Your Own Nature Quilt, in Charlotte, NC: Beth was working from some photos of fall trees.  However, it’s difficult to get an accurate representation of this at the scale we were using.  No worries:  Beth decided to interpret her leaves loosely.  She cut little bits out of her  leaf fabrics, allowing the […]

A Great Trip

Do you know where I was when I took this picture? Click any image for a larger view. I was in Charlotte, NC, at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.  Don’t you love the mirrored sculpture out front?  Especially when seen in front of the old church and “The Green” behind it. Charlotte has many wonderful […]