Join me at Craft NAPA!

Are you ready for the new year? I’m thrilled and honored to be teaching at Craft NAPA in gorgeous Napa Valley, California at an incredible new retreat created by Pokey Bolton. She is bringing together many fabulous teachers for this event to get your creative juices flowing and help guide you into your creative passion. The teachers are textile designers, fiber artists, sewinistas, painters, mixed media artists and art quilters. During this three-day retreat, you will have the opportunity to master your skills in collage, quilting, sketching, printmaking, painting, art journaling, and mixed media, all the while enjoying outstanding cuisine and wine, too. read more

Fear of flying

So, I got a call about two months ago. It was Vivika De Negre from Interweave. I have always liked her when we’ve met at Market. She is lovely, warm and genuine. She said they’d like to produce a DVD of me doing some of my fabric collage and teaching design basics. She said they’d also film three segments for Quilting Arts TV on PBS on the same day. She said it would be filmed the week of March 24th…in a production studio…in Ohio. Solon, Ohio…just outside of Cleveland. read more

Wonky Little Houses :: Classroom

Today, I taught my Wonky Houses pattern over here. I swear I learn WAY more from my students than they do from me…but we all have a good time. Every time I teach I am amazed by people’s innate talent, and their spunk, willingness, and creativity. The best part is seeing each person’s vision. Every single Wonky House quilt is completely unique and a reflection of its maker. No matter what me make, it always becomes a self-portrait– but this is especially true in sewing. In four hours, most people only finished two or three houses so these are very much in progress. Just look at what these women (and one girl) created. We had sisters, a mother and daughter…it was a really fun day… read more