SAQA Auction Quilt 2021

This is my second year to donate an art quilt to the SAQA Auction. The 2021 auction will take place online from September 10 through October 3. Here is the link to the auction. You can go to the link now to view pieces that have been received. They will receive mine later this week.

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Inspiration in 2021 from Penny

Last week several friends took a 2-hour road trip to Mount St. Francis in Southern Indiana to see Penny Sisto’s new exhibit “Spirit of Love.” If you’d like to see her previous work, check out my three previous posts: 2012, 2014, and 2018. The 2012 posts tells a lot about Penny’s story.

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Making an outdoor garden flag

Dave was looking through the shed recently, and found an old flag holder. At one time it had a flag, but it has long since bit the dust! He placed it in the wildflower garden, and then asked me to make a flag for it. Here is how it looks right now, before I’ve added…

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Two New Tools

I’m always on the lookout to find tools that make my art easier. This first one really helped me in completing a few of the small quilts I’ve been making for the SAQA Collaborative project.

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2021 Iris Parade

I love irises, and if you’ve been following me you know I post them every year as they appear. This year I decided to wait until they all had bloomed so I could put them all in one post. So here are the 24 irises that bloomed this year.

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Dyeing White on White/ Black on White

I haven’t purchased much commercial fabric since I really enjoy dyeing, but when I’m in a fabric store I always check out the white on white and black on white fabric. These are pretty as is, but I like them much better with color. Since I’m into turquoise, I dyed these pieces with that color…

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Trying to Dye Lace

Over the years I’ve bought lace. Some came from a variety of stores (one specifically in Hawaii) and thrift stores. My idea of buying lace was to use it as a stencil. See my tutorial here about that. That was fun, but I also wanted to dye it. I assumed in the beginning of my…

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Old Liquid Dyes

Since I’ve been dyeing quite a bit I’ve had several readers contact me about how long they can keep dye water. I just happen to have several bottles that have been sitting in my studio in the garage for almost a year. You might notice that the bottle on the right says yellow, but it’s…

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