Wednesday, July 20, 2011


My "Wine and Dine the Mind" quilt will be at International Quilt Festival in Houston this fall. 

Wine and Dine the Mind

Two old favorites will also be in the 
"Texas Quilts Today: Selections from the Book Lone Stars III" special exhibit.

 Jon's Big Adventure

Libellua Saturata

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Happy Dance!

Happy Dance started life as a collection of fancy fabrics for a jacket years ago. I realized the jacket was never going to happen and grabbed the stack to take to a retreat in April 2010. I randomly pieced rayon, silk, cotton, antique kimono scraps, and satin on squares of paper backing with no plan in mind. Here are some of the block I made and several purses.

I stitched more together randomly and made this top.

"Happy Dance" 43 x 43"

My son is going off to college in six weeks. We've been collecting the things he will need for his on-campus apartment. I think I'm distracted by the planning and graphic design work. I'm having trouble starting my next project. I know the six weeks will go by fast.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Mini Experiment

Jeanelle McCall wrote an article in Quilting Arts magazine Issue 50 called "spring in full Bloom". I didn't want to start the big project that's been on my mind for months so I procrastinated and played with Jeanelle's fabric strip background, layered circle flowers and small contrasting dots. 

"Sunny Blossoms" – 11 3/4 x 12 3/4"
On this one I added some leaves.

"Purple Tulip" – 7 3/8 x 8 1/8"
I stuck with Jeanelle's strip background but I quilted it, tried a tulip and added leaves.

"Bloom Where you are Planted" – 8 x 7 3/8"
This one has Jeanelle's strip background and circle flower but I added a secondary background and stitched the stem and leaves.

These little experiments will be donated.

Friday, July 1, 2011

You Talkin' ta Me?

The 6th Annual VAST 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition opened last night 
in the Texas Woman's University, Denton Campus, Fine Arts Building.

My little (12x12") quilt, "You Talkin' ta Me?" is in the show.

 The gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 
and the show runs through August 5.

I hope you'll have time to visit.