Monday, June 29, 2015

Show of New Art Quilts

This Wednesday I'll be hanging my art quilts with help from my sweet husband. There will be 10, maybe 11 quilts, depending on how many will fit with the library's hanging mechanism.  If you are local, I hope you get a chance to check them out.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Finished New Quilt

Have finished one of two new quilts that will be part of my upcoming show at the Paso Robles library, which runs from July 1st to July 31st.

 Above is the whole quilt, measuring 30" wide by 19" long.

 Above and below are detail shots.

This is the first time I've signed a quilt on the front, like the fabric painting that it is. This may be what's 'trending' for me.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Ice Dyeing with a Twist or Should I Say with a Turn

Did some ice dyeing again yesterday, but different than I've done previously.  I bundled and scrunched the  fabrics and shirt tying them with string and rubber bands, so they stayed together in a dinner plate like shape.  I placed them on a rack over a larger container, put ice on it and then sprinkled darker color dye powder on it.  Next I placed it outside for an hour or so until most of the ice had melted. Then I brought it back inside, flipped it upside down and placed ice over it followed by lighter color dye powder.

I really like the contrast in colors and textures.

The above piece is canvas.

The piece above is cotton.

This shirt looks much better when on a body.  

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Visiting Quilt National without Leaving Home

One of these years, I really want to visit Quilt National.  Maybe when I return to the midwest to visit relatives.  Although it seems the years I do that, are the off years for that show, as it is a biennial show.  Anyway, it's great you can see so many of the quilts via the internet.  I know seeing them in person is a completely different, more fulfilling experience, but it's better than not seeing them at all.

One of my favorite quilts from the show is by Charlotte Ziebarth, entitled Liquid Sunset.

To view more of her work visit:

I often check out her website and especially her blog.  She creates wonderful artquilts and has great information besides.

Another website and blog I enjoy visiting often is Deidre Adam's. She has a fabulous textural quilt in Quilt National, plus pictures of each artist with their quilt.   Go here to visit her website:

Enjoy your trip to the show! Back to grading final projects for me.