Dyeing Scraps

Last week I visited my friend Dawn, who is a local artist. Dawn loves to work with scraps. She had told me awhile back that she had some scraps for me to dye for both of us. Of course, I wasn’t expecting it to be three large bags!

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Ukraine Spotlight Auction Quilt

The SAQA Spotlight Auction is coming up soon, and I thought I’d like to donate a quilt for this event. The size for these quilts is  6 x 8 inches, which would be easy for me to finish. They will be displayed in mats with a 4.5″ x 6.5” opening,  and placed in clear cellophane…

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Wonderfil Variegated Splendor Thread Grab Bag

I usually don’t fall for this type of promotion, but recently Wonderfil had a promotion of grab bags of 10 spools of thread for a great price. I don’t have many variegated thread in my stash so I though I’d grab one of these bags. What’s interesting about variegated thread is you never know how…

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Calling my muse

Well, it’s been pretty quiet around here. My muse might have missed the flight back home from Hawaii in January. She sure hasn’t been in my studio. So I thought maybe I could call her back if I started going through my fabric. I spent a day going through most of my fabric pieces, and…

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Hawaiian Inspiration

When we travel, I’m always taking pictures of things that inspire me. This trip was no different. You know I love to print with leaves, so I’m always on the hunt for new leaves. These,  especially the one in the middle, I absolutely love and wish I could have put them in my suitcase to…

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Getting Started With Hearts

Last December I read a post on Mel Beach’s blog about the I found a Quilted Heart Project and her November heART challenge. Check out her post here. In that post she has links to her set up and the four weeks. First of all, this was all about using stuff she already have in…

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Stages of the Art Process

My newest art piece, Buttoned Up & Hanging On, has been accepted in the Art Council of Southwestern Indiana Art Noir 2022 show. I’m pretty excited because even though my art was in several shows last year, this is the first juried show! That means it was accepted, while some others weren’t. I thought it…

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Playing with Glue Gun Stencils

If you have a glue gun, and you like to use it, you can make some really neat stencils. Today I’ll show you a couple of mine, and how I worked with them. Let’s get started. You will need a glue gun, parchment paper, and an idea! Once the glue is dry it will just…

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