SAQA Benefit Auction

My 12″x12″ quilt, Leucojum, is heading to Albuquerque, NM where it will reside until goes to a lucky bidder at the SAQA Online Benefit Auction. You can bid on this and/or other great 12″ x 12″ art quilts to support SAQA exhibition and outreach programs. This year’s auction will take place online from September 14 … More SAQA Benefit Auction

On the Money

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

My Year of Quilting

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

Two new prints

A few weeks ago I completed a silk screening class at San Francisco Art Institute with artist Jonathan Palmer.  I was inspired by some of his prints where he combined silk screening and relief printing and decided to create my own series using these techniques.  I posted about it here. I created three related prints … More Two new prints

Rain Dance

Here’s an update on the printed piece started during a quilting retreat in Healdsburg.   I finished it today and titled it Rain Dance. I was inspired to create a California themed linoleum block print on a background pieced from yellow and white scraps (more here).  The colors and silhouetted dry seedpods represent our current … More Rain Dance

Piece, Print, Quilt

When Katie’s Luminous Linocuts class started up again a couple weeks ago, I decided to create a large print on a  background pieced from yellow and white scraps from a recent quilting retreat at Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg, CA.  I wanted the background to create a landscape feeling with a darker silhouette of plants in … More Piece, Print, Quilt

Reader Challenge

Back in August 2013, I saw this reader’s challenge in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and decided to give it a whirl. The challenge was to use our favorite techniques to create a six inch mixed media square with some kind of stitching. I used one of my linocut prints on fabric as the starting point, … More Reader Challenge

Bones in a Circle

Bones I and Bones II – each ~ 10 1/2″ x 27 3/4″ Continuing with my circle series, I patched together fabric monoprinted with my circle motif, then added hand stitched running stitches around some of the circles and vertical lines of machine stitching. After looking at the composition I decided to print onto fabric … More Bones in a Circle