Let the sun in and map quilts

Not much art around here yet. This past week my new windows in my studio were installed. I’ve been so looking forward to them to provide insulation, and now I can see and let the sun in! I was excited for them to finally be installed but it involved moving around my studio again. Here…

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Ice Dyeing Color Splits

One of the reason I love ice dyeing is because of how the colors split. If you are not familiar with the term “split,” it’s when dyes break out into the colors they contain. Dyes come in two different categories: “pure” and “mixed.” Pure dyes, also called primaries, contain no other colors. On the other…

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Taking in Beyond Van Gogh

There has been a lot of buzz about Beyond Van Gogh exhibit which has been touring all over the country. So Dave and I decided to drive over the Louisville, Kentucky and check it out last week.

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Dyeing for a Cause

I love using cloth napkins. I also have spent years collecting them. Some are vintage, others are not, but they all start out as white.

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Too Many Interests!

You know what my problem is? Too many interests! Before I go into that, I have received so many wonderful comments about my classes. I appreciate your kind words. Several people thought I was going to quit blogging, or doing any art. No, I was just shutting down my classroom. I’ll still be here. However,…

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

With the new month comes some major decisions. But before I tell you about them, I have to show you the beautiful cards I received from Kathy Schmidt of Quirks Ltd. I love everything about them, including her interesting signatures on the back. I’ve been following Kathy for some time, and this month she hit…

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More Progress

It’s slow going on the temp quilt, but here is where I am now. I have 5 decades on five strips. Each day shows the low and high temperature for that birthday. They are just mistyfused down. I am not sure yet how much space will be between the rows or how I plan to…

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Making Roving Fabric

Been playing a bit. When I cleaned up my studio I found some wool roving that I’ve not used in awhile. I thought it might be fun to try to make some roving fabric. This process is just like when I made the Scrappy Fabric awhile back in this post. However, this time instead of…

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