Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Spreading Knowledge

Connie Keller, local APQS rep and UNT Fiber Art professor, asked several quilters to speak to her fiber art students yesterday.

Deborah Boschert, Carol Morrissey, me, Connie Keller and Maria Hall stand in front of Carol's giant painted and quilted caterpillar.

Maria quilts for the public so she didn't have big samples to show. All of her best work goes home with her clients.

In addition to her unique collage style, Deborah talked about her book and teaching.

I talked about the different surface techniques I use and how I create images with fabric and thread. It's always scary for me to talk to a crowd but the students were interested and welcoming, and asked good questions.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Bird Quilt Challenge

The Denton Quilt Guild has issued a challenge to make a 15" square quilt with the theme "Birds'. I found this great photo by my friend Thomas Judd and asked him if I could base my quilt on his image.

I fused the background fabrics to batting and quilted it. I painted the cranes with acrylic ink on PDF muslin. When they were dry I ironed Wonder Under to the back and cut them out. After I fused the birds to the background, I added the reflections with fabric market and fused fabric. I quilted the cranes and the reflections. I fused the binding to the quilt and added embroidery stitches to the binding.

"Sandhills Singing" 15 x 15"