Archive for October 2015

Floral Improv: The Process

I thought you’d like to see a few in-progress photos from one of the Floral Improv samples. First, I auditioned fabrics to determine a color palette.  The background color is very important, too. Next, I made a few simple flowers. Then added details. See what a different that made? Next, I played with composition.  Vertical […]

Floral Improv Samples

I’ve been working on making samples for my newest class, Floral Improv.  In it, I’ll be teaching students how to make several flowers without a pattern.  Then, we’ll learn a little about composition as we consider ways to arrange them.  Each one will be very different, and I’m very excited about it! Here’s the first sample […]

Art Quilts Revealed: Part Two

Our Art Quilts Revealed event was very successful.  It included displays on a wide variety of techniques, as well as demos by several members.  And our audience loved it all! Rounding out the demos was Ruth Anne Parker talking about texture. In addition to making art quilts, she creates wonderful dolls.  The latter gives her special expertise […]

Art Quilts Revealed: Part One

On a fine Sunday afternoon, my art quilt group, Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists, teamed up with Art More Place, to present Art Quilts Revealed.  Our primary goal was to introduce people to a “behind the seams” look at some of the techniques art quilters use.  Our secondary goal was to introduce quilters to Art More […]

Crealde Opening

Last month two quilt exhibits opened at the Crealde School of Art, in Winter Park, FL.  They are The Sum of All Parts, which is a traveling exhibit, and Mid-Florida Quiltmakers, which includes my piece, “Caring.” I’d never been to Crealde before.  Their exhibit space is not large, but the art was well-lit and the event was very festive. […]