Recently, I was looking through pictures of bird art I've made over the years. After the winter we've had, just seeing this bird building its nest on the flowering apple branch makes me happy! Spring has arrived (by the calendar, at least), and that means that even if it snows again, the wintry...
Right now, I'm looking for quick quilting projects to make. Running through the file of quilting ideas I keep in my head, I remembered these sweet little free-motion stitched stockings by Diane Rusin Doran from Quilting Arts Gifts 2011. Each is just big enough to hold a small treat, and they're...
3 Dec 2012
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Years ago — actually, in my teens — I took classes at Portland School of Art and spent hours in the dark room developing film and printing photos. I had it all planned out: I would move my mother's fabric stash (you see, the love of fabric is genetic!) and take over her corner of the...
You know the saying, "A picture's worth a thousand words"? I find that's true most of the time. But sometimes when I'm designing a quilt another phrase comes to mind: "Get it in writing." Detail of Deborah Boschert's quilt "In the Moment." The word "Moment"...
I almost fell off my chair laughing when I saw this fiber art postcard from U.K. artist Priscilla O'Rourke. It seems no sooner had she received her copy of the February/March issue of Quilting Arts Magazine than she turned a photo of the staff she found on the Editor's note page into quilted...
15 Feb 2011
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I knew I had a difficult task ahead of me when my undergraduate thesis advisor informed me that my research on the history of the art quilting movement should focus on only a few innovative quilt artists. There were so many to choose from and narrowing my focus wasn’t easy, but selecting M. Joan...