Wednesday, June 29, 2011

One Word Wednesday

Go with style

Friday, June 24, 2011

New Work

I've just finished a new quilt that is packed and ready for the postal strike to end! it's heading off to the APWQ show for their travelling exhibit.
The Pacific West Quilt Show is the premier quilting event in the Pacific Northwest and features quilts from the western Canadian provinces and many of the western states. It runs from August 26-28 and if held in Tacoma Washington.
The theme of the quilt is Spirit of the West and entitled Red Sky at Night. t
The exhibit will travel around the US for two years and then be auctioned off at the Gala Banquet at the APWQ show in August 2013. I used photos of sunsets hand dyed and painted fabrics in a collage format and then did free mtion quilting over top, it measures 24" x 36".  I was inspired by Charlotte Ziebarth and her book Artistic Photo Quilts.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fabric Imagery -- New Store

Fabric, thread, texture, imagery, pattern and colour, each evolve and develop into your creations.

Explore your ideas and images in this creative space.
When we stretch and reach, searching for challenges to our art we cannot be bound or held back. We are limitless in our imaginings.
So, imagine, create and be bold in the possibilities………
I've just started a new online store that features my hand dyed, printed and stamped fabrics, coloured theme packs of fabrics, linens, threads and more, thermofax and custom thermofax service as well as art quilts and more....
Please take a moment to visit:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

One Word Wednesday


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

One Word Wednesday

Bath with a View

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Books on Sunday

Organizing Solutions for Every Quilter
by Carolyn Woods

I bought this book because I'm in the midst of planning a major redesign of my studio, so I need all the help I can get! Besides I'm a sucker for nice looking books and this one fits the bill.
I've enjoyed reading through the ideas and plans for keeping it all tidy, I even actually use a few of them, like the stacking wire baskets. And there are other ideas that I know I'll want to implement when the major redesign is completed, so I'd recommend this book to any one looking for help!

Here's what the blurb says about the book:
A daily serving of tidy makes all the difference

• Practical guide shows you how to organize and maintain your quilting space, no matter what size
• Learn handy ways to sort and arrange all of your fabrics and supplies into easy-to-use stations
• Actual organizing solutions from quilters' studios, including Alex Anderson and Diana McClun

Create a calm and happy place for all your beloved fabrics, books, notions, tools, and even UFOs. From small closets to large studios, you'll see real examples of what makes an efficient, functional, and inviting quilting space. You'll identify what's causing the clutter, learn how to turn it into a more creative zone, and find more time to do what you love-quilt!

You can also download it as an e-book at:
ISBN 978-1-60705-209-8

Thursday, June 2, 2011

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