Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Proud to be a BERNINA Ambassador

It has been a long time since I have posted on my blog. Longer then I thought! I am planning to get back to a more frequent posting in 2016. It has been a productive year - lots of exhibitions, lots of new work and new directions. I will start sharing all of that very soon. For today I want to share that I am part of the BERNINA Ambassador program. BERNINA makes my wonderful sewing machine and I just came back from a 3 day training session with their staff and many other ambassadors. I learned so much about new products and have ideas for using them in upcoming work. Stay tuned.

For today let me share this -

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Off to Europe

We are going to be gone for a few weeks to Prague, Budapest, a river cruise to Amsterdam, then on to Antwerp and Brussels.  Should be a wonderful trip and I hope to capture a ton of new imagery - all the river time should find me with the camera capturing color and pattern at all times of the day and night!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Jeff Mann Interview on Art Specifier
Art Specifier Jeff Mann

Art Specifier has an interview with Jeff Mann today. I find his work intriguing - using old car parts and metal objects to create sculptural work that feels very textile like. Go check out the article!

Friday, August 22, 2014

For Lucy

My friend of 50 plus years, Lucy, died yesterday after a year long struggle with assorted problems.  Here are a few pictures of us in happy times - our trip on the Silk Road in 2006 - celebrating during the year of our 60th birthdays. She and Barry and I went to college togheter and remained friends all these years.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Failed trial

I had this vision of shaping this piece of digially printed cloth with Fossshape.  But it is a total failure. I have to think about what I thought was going to happen versus what DID happen. I always think that the failed pieces end up leading you somewhere new and more exciting....but not always. Sometimes it is just a dud idea.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Special Exhibits this Weekend

Come by this Friday, August 22 to see special exhibits, new scarves and new art quilts!

SAQA 25th Anniversary Trunk Show and the
Surface Design Association Swatch Collection

On August 22 I will be having a display at my studio of 50 small quilts from the 25th Anniversary Collection of the Studio Art Quilt Associates as well as 50,  12 x 12 inch examples of many different techniques from the Surface Design Association. Come out and enjoy seeing a panoply of interesting techniques, designs and beautiful patterns.

There are several ways to see the displays –

Opportunity #1
At the combined meeting of the Wisconsin and Illinois SAQA and SDA members that will be held at my studio from 1-4 pm on Friday, August 22. You are welcome to come as a guest to the meeting and learn more about both of these organizations. We would love to have you! Please RSVP to if you plan to come.

Opportunity #2
Also on August 22 from 6-9 pm the collections will be on display in Studio 205H during 4th Friday at the Starline Gallery, 400 Front St, Harvard, IL.

Opportunity #3
On Saturday, August 23, from 1-3 pm the display will be at the Woodstock Public Library at 414 W Judd St, Woodstock, IL 60098 Phone:(815) 338-0542.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Golden Veins, another variation

Another variation in the Golden Veins series. This is a detail wtih cracks and textures added. Still working out the overall construction. Original image was a tree ring pattern. Adding texture with puff additive. It has potential!