February 2019: Around Here

So what’s been going on around here this month? For Valentine’s Day I again made Dave a card. And since I’m back to hand stitching, I made this which reminds me of the string art from my childhood days. Do you remember doing that?

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Lacy Leaves

I’m a bit obsessed with leaves and trying out different techniques, and today it’s making lacy leaves. I found this book recently which encouraged me to try this techniques with leaves. Her work is lovely and pretty amazing. To make these leaves we are stitching on water soluble stabilizer. This is Vilene, a heavier stabilizer…

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The House Quilt Project

I read about The House Quilt Project “Heart of the Home” in the October/November issue of Quilting Arts. Artist Jaime FingaI has partnered with Furnishing Home, an organization that supplies home furnishings for homes of those who were previously homeless. You can read more about this project on The House Quilt Project website. The rules…

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Spray Painting Layers

For my last class we are spray painting layers. I introduced spraying, but my main goal was to encourage and embrace layering. Sometimes it’s hard to push through to the next layer. Sometimes it doesn’t work out, but more often than not, you will like your results and you will learn from the process. I…

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Class Time

I have been having so much fun preparing for and teaching my class, Art Sampler: An Introduction to Printing on Fabric. This is a five-session class at the University of Evansville. In each session students are learning something different. Unfortunately, since the class sessions are only 1.5 hours long, we have to rush to get…

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Gel and Leaf Printing

As I mentioned in the last post, I’m getting ready for my upcoming class where two of the techniques I’ll be teaching include gel and leaf printing. While making some samples I thought I’d add them together.

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Preparing for class

I know it’s been a bit quiet here, but in addition to lots of other stuff, I’ve been preparing for my class. It’s called Art Sampler: An introduction to printing on fabric. The class includes five-sessions from October 17 through November 14 and is offered through the University of Evansville (my alma mater) Continuing Learning…

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Paducah Quilt Week

Last week, I took off a couple days and drove down to the Paducah Quilt Week. In addition to looking at all of the beautiful quilts and talking to vendors, I took two classes from Susie Monday. Before I show you some of my favorites of the quilts, I wanted to tell you about my…

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How to: Dendritic Mono Printing

I happened across Dendritic mono printing on paper awhile back and decided to try it on fabric. If you’re not familiar with the word dendritic, it means having a branched form resembling a tree. This is really an easy technique that provides backgrounds that look like branches. Here is how it’s done. I start with…

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