It has been a busy year! 3 New grand babies! Yes 3!!! One set of twins (boy and a girl) and one little red haired girl! They are so sweet and I love them all so very much.
I have lots of classes coming up and many trips to teach out of town. Houston International Quiltfest is going to be exciting this year again. I will be teaching 2 classes along with the Mixed Media Forum which I feel very honored to be selected as one of six instructors, and 2 Quilt Sampler events.
I’m working on several new projects and sometimes feel a bit scattered…. I want to work on all at the same time, but that is just not possible. I think I need a “mini me” to help out! LOL!
I will also be teaching at the Mid-Atlantic Quiltfest in Hampton, VA in Feb. this year. I love teaching there and it is a great show to start the new year off.
Hope to see you in one of my classes or at a show!
Tomorrow I will be teaching my newest class!! “Garden Girls” is my newest class and I hope all my students enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed creating each one. These are small collage quilts with photo transferred images attached to a unique fabric background. I’ve used all hand dyed fabrics and threads such as cotton organdy, linen, and osnaburg. These fabrics have unique textures and are easy to hand stitch through. I love flowers and so did my mom. I remember as a little girl walking around our yard filled with all sorts of flowers and flowering bushes nestled in the middle of 60 acres. She would tell me what each one was called as we strolled from tiny violets to large camillas. Each of my Garden Girls depicts one of my favorite flowers. My classes are open to all levels from beginners to experienced stitchers!
Join me this weekend (March 10th and 11th) in Monroe at the Union County Agricultural Center at 3230 Presson Dr. (Hwy. 74). It is always a great show and lots of great vendors! I will be vending with all my hand dyed threads and fabrics. I have tons of new items…..velvets, osnaburg, linen, pearl cotton, silk ribbons and threads…. oh my are they beautiful! I have several new patterns as well and new jewelry pieces.
I’ve been a member of the Charlotte Guild since 1982 and I can say I have learned so much from all the talented members of this guild. If you have never been to a guild or thought you weren’t good enough, forget all of that! It is the place to learn so much from so many. And it is one place where age is non existent. Some of the older ladies I learned the most from! It’s a great place to make friends and share. Visit www.charlottequiltersguild.org for more info.
I love sharing the project work I create in the studio, and also from classes that I teach. The question is how to appropriately share these pictures so they continue to be an inspiration to past and future students, but not a template for someone to use for their own purposes. The advance of Pinterest, while I love it, has made the use and ownership of images a little cloudy. So in the end, I have decided to start using a watermark on my images. If you see images on this site that have not yet been ‘marked’, pretend they are.
Whether you’re looking for a serious commitment or simply want to learn something new and have fun while doing it, there’s nothing more important than being taught by an experienced artist. I offer classes in mixed media, quilting and fiber arts. I’m here to give you the personalized attention you deserve so that you can reach your full potential.