Week in Review 2019 – 11/15

I love free motion quilting. Although, this was not always true. I recall my first feeble attempts. I took a class with Harriet Hargrove, one of the early pioneers transitioning from hand quilting to machine quilting. Was anyone doing free motion quilting then? This must have been in the mid to late ’90’s. Free Motion… Continue reading Week in Review 2019 – 11/15

Week in Review 2019 – 11/08

Shannon Conoly, asked me “How will you align the backside of your quilt with the front side?” The easy answer is I won’t. This is one of things I don’t obsess over. I don’t worry about this, because my work is designed to be hung against the wall. Therefore, the backside isn’t seen. Just because… Continue reading Week in Review 2019 – 11/08

Week in Review 2019 – 10/11

How do you handle advice? Do you ignore it? Do you give it a try? Perhaps you modify advice, following what feels comfortable and ignoring the rest. Over the years I’ve seen fiber art trends come, go, and even return. Each iteration comes with advice from the current hot gurus in the medium. I don’t… Continue reading Week in Review 2019 – 10/11

Week in Review 2019 – 09/27

SAQA Auction Update Every September SAQA hosts an online reverse auction of 12″ x 12″ art quilts. SAQA’s talented pool of member artists contributed 443 artworks this week. Proceeds from the auction support the work SAQA does promoting the art quilt as a fine art medium. This year there were 3 different sessions, each containing… Continue reading Week in Review 2019 – 09/27

Week in Review 2019 – 09/20

My Neighbor's Shed detail

Every September SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) holds a reverse auction. This year’s auction is in full swing. The work available to bid on, by amazing fiber artists from around the globe, is just as phenomenal as always. The funds support SAQA’s projects and programs, designed to further SAQA’s mission, promoting the art quilt. There… Continue reading Week in Review 2019 – 09/20

Week in Review 2019 – 09/06

“Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow. ” ~ David Mallet This week, I started quilting Mother’s Little Helper. You would think, after 30 years of quilting, the latter half of those years enamored with intense free motion quilting motifs, I would learn this is a slow, inch by inch process.… Continue reading Week in Review 2019 – 09/06