Archive for February 2014

A Well Oiled Machine

No, I’m not talking about my sewing machine.  I’m referring to my quilt guild, Seaside Piecemakers, in Melbourne, FL.  These ladies ROCK! Today was “quilt turn in day” for our upcoming quilt show.  What a well-oiled machine!  The entire process was extremely efficient and thorough.  From paperwork, to nametags, to checking sleeve sizes, no stone was […]

New Beaded Name Tag

My local fiber art group, the Dirty Dozen, has an exhibit coming up soon and we’re all making new name tags.  For consistency, we all worked with the same support material, the same dimensions, and the same font/size for our printed names. I had great fun making mine.  I decided I wanted the paper name […]

Designing with Teenagers

I’ve just started teaching an 8 week after-school art class to a group of teenagers.  We’ll be making glued fabric collages and also learning about some basic art principles. Last week, I did a kick-off Show and Tell with an interactive demonstration.  Beforehand, I QUICKLY prepared a small background composition, with just sky and grass.  To make […]

World Quilt Show – Florida 2014: Part Two

In my last post I showed you many of the wonderful traveling quilts at what we locals call “The West Palm show.”  Now, for the ones made by Floridians. Click any image for a larger view And, last but not least, a photo of my chauffeur for the day, Gabriele DiTota.  She’s shown with her […]

World Quilt Show – Florida 2014: Part One

Bam!  There it is:  my favorite quilt from the World Quilt Show – Florida 2014.  Isn’t it great?  Click any image for a larger view Here’s another quilt by the same artist. Check out this very close shot.  This piece features A LOT of threadwork! Here are some more traveling quilts, for your enjoyment.   […]