Saturday, December 3, 2011

New Fabric Designs

I created these fabrics by dyeing, painting, stamping (using hand carved stamps), and soy wax.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Solstice!

Hot sun, summer fun, county fairs, beaches, and boardwalks, conjure up the taste of summer sweets.

To create this quilt I used:

Caran d’Ache neocolor II, fusible fleece, hand painted and commercial fabric, dyed cotton, buttons, ribbon, cotton and rayon thread, and cotton batting. Hand and machine appliqué, needle felting, hand and machine quilting.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

View from the Crystal Symphony

Here is a view of the home town from the Lido deck of Crystal Symphony cruise ship.

Friday, June 17, 2011

65th Anniversary

Happy Anniversary June 16, Mom and Dad!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

In Bloom

To create this mixed-media piece, I wove a grid using copper wire and handmade paper. I Intertwined fabric and raffia to create the vines, and embellished with flowers made of fabric that was colored with watercolor pencils and micron pens. I made french knots with embroidery floss for the center of the flowers. Photo by Doug Clark

Friday, April 8, 2011

101 Patchwork Projects

It's finally out! 101 Patchwork Projects. Get your copy today at My bean bags are on page 160.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Happy Spring Time

I created these felted eggs using plastic eggs from Walgreen's, and wool felt. I wrapped the felt around the eggs, put them in a nylon stocking, tied string around the stocking to hold them in place, and put them in the washer and dryer. To finish I wrapped embroidery floss around each egg.(see Judy Coates Perez video on How to Make Felted Pumpkins)

I created these magnets by painting and stamping the background. Then, I stamped the flowers, cut them apart, stitched around the flowers, and zigzagged around the edges to bind. Finally, I add tiny crystals in the center for sparkle.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Bliss to me is carving stamps while listening to

Monday, February 14, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

Studio Helper

I can always use a little help in the studio.
Photo by Lauren Brown