Monday, August 22, 2011

A Caribbean DEAL March 2012

World of Quilts Travel has contracted me to teach next March 18 - 28 on a 10 day cruise of the Caribbean. Beginning in Miami... cruising to 6 ports, 3 days at sea classes... all that for $999.00 Egads...

Click here to check it out!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Upcoming honor from IQA

I'm thrilled. The International Quilt Association (hosts of international shows at Houston, Long Beach, etc.) have asked to honor my work in their upcoming quarterly Journal/Newsletter. Who would say no to that? I don't know the publish date but I'm looking forward to. Sadly for you... my picture will show up in addition to quilt pics and some background info and interview .

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Hang on to your Hat... cause this should be GREAT FUN!
I am co curating a traveling exhibit with Kelly Gallagher-Abbott of

Here's a yet to be quilted look from the beginning in Chicago.

All information identifying rules/intent to enter/ entry forms/ approved for use photos, etc are available through the link below.
Please click here to go to where you will find info about our 2012+ traveling exhibit honoring the "Mother Road" of the U.S.A. You hopefully are looking to particpate. Check it out!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

North To Alaska Cruise

What are you doing late July/early August???? I've just been asked to co-teach a Fiber Arts Adventure Cruise to Alaska. (Cruise Begins/ends in Seattle) 7 nights aboard ship includes meals etc, 3 days at sea of classes with myself , Ricki Bremer, all taxes and port fees included. Dates: July 29 - August 5. Pre March 28th deposits are refundable and secure a private classroom. If you think you'd like to go... get signed up! Unlike other cruises ,fee includes all port charges and taxes) $1349 double occupancy ....$1479 ocean view.. Bringing a non sewing spouse or friend???? Ask John ( contact info below) about the reduced price.
Web site : for details... Click on Special Group Tours, then click on Alaskan Fiber Arts Tour in DARK BLUE HIGHLIGHTED LIST:

I plan to offer 3 classes:

Fun Faces in Ink... caricature portrait class where I bring sample heads, noses, mouths, etc that you can mix and match into a fun wacky portrait of whomever you like for inclusion in a quilt, wall hanging, placemat, etc.
Big Cats at Sea... Closeup images of tigers and lions... or frankly, you can paint anything you really want.
"The Art Of Quilting" .. Whether a quilter or a top maker, you'll learn how to plan the quilt line and thread choices.
NO machines required for my classes. Yeah!

Contact John at Connection To Cruise 714 692-2210 or email
Double click on photo for enlargement

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Teaching April 3 - 8, 2012 at Asilomar

Some months ago, I was asked to teach at Asilomar in 2012. I am thrilled to finally say the contract is signed and back in my possession. It's a go! I'm excited for at least 3 reasons...
1) Heck.... It's Asilomar... How great is that?!... on the beach in Monterey,
California territory. Sweet!
2) It's 5 days of dedication to Painting AND Quilting the Arts. Heaven!
3) It's 5 days of time with quilters of like interest. That's always thrilling!
The date is April 3 - 8, 2012. I hope to see some of you there!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2 Wins at Road To Ca 2011

The judging is done and I've received great news!!!. Both pieces entered at this years Road To Ca have ribboned! Lucky/grateful me! First...A pictorial piece that had never been in competition and turned 2 years old this month.... was to be seen now or never as 2 years is the age limit on this event. I did this piece to assure students afraid of tracing and drawing, that if all else failed, there were plenty of royalty free clip art images ( example this one) that could be researched and painted. I fould these guys in a 'grown up coloring book of animals. I did quilt these fellows, but seem to have posted the original painted only version. Oh well!

The important piece for me is this tug at my heart image from my 2009 trip to Ecuador. This little girl was playing in a box amongst filth in an open dirt market in Ecuador's capital. The painted/quilted version of my photo is titled "In Quito's Market" and won "Best Painted Surface Quilt" at the 2011 Road To California Show which officially opens tomorrow.