My little 12″x 12″ quilt made while sheltering in place will be at the Blue Line Arts show Artists in Residence: Sheltering in the Time of the Pandemic – A SAQA Northern California & Northern Nevada Regional non-juried Showcase, curated by SAQA Local Connections Greater Sacramento/Foothills. Blue Line Arts405 Vernon StreetRoseville, CA 95678Friday, November 20, … More Resilience: My Word for 2020
I attended two of Maria Shell’s workshops a couple years ago at my local quilt guild. I was attracted to her bold use of color and design, and felt lucky to take two in person classes locally where I felt free to experiment and try out combinations that I might not have considered on my … More Quilts from Maria Shell’s Workshops
My quilt On the Money was juried into both the Century of Women’s Progress 2020 online exhibition and the special exhibit at Voices in Cloth 2020, Northern California’s premier quilt guild show. Voices in Cloth will be at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA on March 21 & 22, 2020. http://www.ebhq.org/quilt-shows/vic2020 The online Challenge gallery will … More Juried in!
My 12″ x 12″ quilted mixed media piece, Night Lights, will be at the Sebastapol Center for the Arts Exhibit, How Do They Do That?. This exhibit will be in Gallery II at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts and will feature 29 small (12” x 12”) works designed to highlight innovative techniques and materials in art making. … More How Do They Do That?
Continuing with my project to depict women who should be on the twenty dollar bill, I completed this quilt for the Century of Women’s Progress Challenge, a voluntary collaboration of quilt enthusiasts, arts organizations, and museum and historical groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. “This story quilt challenge honors the hundred-year anniversary of the … More On the Money
I took some uncompleted quilt blocks from who-knows-when and reworked them with a couple layers of gelliprinted stenciling. I made blocks out of stamped and printed fabric along with commercial fabrics. I liked it, but now don’t remember what I had in mind. From time to time, the blocks resurfaced, but I didn’t know what to do … More Unfinished Blocks Transformed with Stenciling!
Stitching California is most recent quilt exhibit from the SAQA Northern California/Northern Nevada region. I wrote a bit about the exhibit yesterday. I thought I’d share a bit more about my involvement with this organization which is a part of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). My longstanding interest in art quilts and fiber arts lead … More SAQA – Northern California/Northern Nevada
My quilt Healdsburg Oaks was is one of 41 pieces that jurors, Katie Pasquini Masopust and Karen Holmes, selected out of 78 submissions for Stitching California: Fiber Artists Interpret the State’s People, Life, and Land. The Studio Art Quilt Association (SAQA) call for entry was an invitation for quilt artists from members from the Northern California … More Healdsburg Oaks at Stitching California
For the second year, I participated in a group of women committed to creating art in a 12″ x 12″ format and making at least 8 – 12 pieces during a 12 month period. We met monthly at the Textile Dream Studio in Berkeley. We’re showing our work at Bay Quilts in Richmond in Feb 2019 … More Twelve by Twelve Challenge 2018
I’ve been a quilter since 2000, but mostly focused on making the quilt tops, leaving the quilting as an afterthought or something I could hire experts to finish the work for me. I decided to spend the year focusing on making the quilting an important part of my work. I invested in a new Bernina … More My Year of Quilting