Monday, October 25, 2010

Quilting Arts Magazine

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; 

you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
~James Allen

I am very excited! I have an article published in the current issue of Quilting Arts Magazine (Oct/Nov 2010). When I received my copy and I think my heart skipped a beat when I saw my artwork in print.

The article is on page 64 (not that I have that memorized or anything!) and is about using scraps in needle-felting to make a felted stash of fabric.  Here is a link for more information that was not in the printed publication:

Below is one of my favorite things to make with my felting stash- a felted heart card.

Have you ever needle felted?  What did you make?

Monday, August 30, 2010

Building Challenge

Architecture begins where engineering ends.
Walter Gropius
What I worked on this weekend...  I belong to an Art Quilt group that meets monthly.  Each month we pick a topic and create a related  art quilt.  Past topics have included- roses, birds, circles, sky and fruit.  This month our topic is 'buildings'.  

In the past, I have always made journal-sized quilts, but this month I decided to venture in a new direction.  I have canvases of various sizes so I decided to make mini quilts to attached to them.

I like my building in process, but the bicycle needs more work.  I think it is the background of the bicycle that doesn't work. 

What do you think the bicycle needs?

Monday, July 26, 2010

Beryl Taylor at Valley Ridge Art Studio

It is the supreme art of the of the teacher to awaken
joy in creative expression and knowledge.

-Albert Einstein.

What did I work on this past weekend? Above is the top portion of a wall-hanging that I began at a workshop taught by Beryl Taylor at Valley Ridge Art Studio in Wisconsin. It is one of those projects that I totally get lost in and before you know it the day has whizzed by!

My hubby, Mark, came along to Wisconsin with me and we had a fabulous time.
We stayed about 30 minutes from the studio in a town that looked like it was transported from the UK. We stayed at a B&B that was above the pub.

Loved Beryl's workshop on putting... metal into fiber art. Valley Ridge was fabulous and am looking to take another workshop there next summer.

Kathy Engen Malkasian, the owner of Valley Ridge and her husband have created something special there!

When was the last time you got lost in a project? What was it?