Archive for May 2012

Inspired by Scraps

After completing Crotons I had a lot of colorful scraps.  I always just let these fall to the floor, raking them up with my fingers when the project is complete.  But this time, there were some larger pieces and the colors were irresistible!  So, I had to make another Croton quilt! Click any image for […]

They Like Me. They Really Like Me.

Like all teachers, I greatly appreciate feedback on my classes.  One of the guilds at which I taught this spring provides this, through the use of surveys.  I just got the stats and was delighted at the excellent responses I received!  I taught two full day classes.  When asked about my preparedness, 100% of the 15 responders […]

Thread Heads Exhibit at Duke Power

While teaching in SC, I got to see the “Thread Heads” exhibit, Fiber Fantasia III, at the Duke Energy Center.  Duke Energy features revolving art exhibits in their lobby.  This is the third time the fiber group, Thread Heads, has shown their work. While viewing the display, I enjoyed the company of Donna and Judy, two […]

Southern Hospitality in Seneca, SC: Part Two

Our fun in Seneca continued with a 3-hour Double Reverse Applique class. We ended up stopping early, so no one quite finished their apple.  To give you an idea of the finished project, here’s one of my class samples (in a different color combo.) Click any image for a larger view You can definitely appreciate the student’s […]

Southern Hospitality in Seneca, SC: Part One

In early May I got to teach in Seneca, SC, which was a wonderful experience.  The members of Lake and Mountain Quilt Guild were very gracious hosts.  I had multiple chauffeurs and dinner companions:  a total of TEN!  What fun for me.  Plus, the area is really pretty and I got to see the lovely campus of Clemson University. […]

“Crotons” Finished!

Yahoo!  My Crotons quilt took longer than I anticipated, so I’m doubly glad to finally complete it.  I’m really happy with it, though. Click any image for a larger view At 40 x 60, these croton leaves are huge!  Major drama – which I love.  Detail shot below. I have to say, I love these […]

Bleeding Fabrics

I’ve been working with hand dyed fabrics and fusible web lately.  When steaming the fabrics, I was surprised to see a lot of color coming through onto my pressing cloth.  See what I mean? Click image for a larger view Only the hand dyed fabric bled.  Thankfully, it didn’t show against the dark background. I never wash my […]