Friday, August 8, 2014

Liberated Log Cabin

I have been working a lot more with solids, this seems to be my favorite way to work lately.  This has been on my design wall for a few days and I think it says time to assemble.  I love the contrast of the solids, I like the way the colors play oof each other and the black fabrics.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Laura Wasilowski Retreat

Laura was the featured speaker at our Quilt Guild last week.  We also had a weekend retreat with Laura, what fun!!!  There were about 40 of us. I am posting a few pictures of the start of three projects that also will be the first there of a small series. I uses a piece of Laura's Hand dyed fabric and the rest is my own hand dyed fabric.  I also used one batik.  I love the richness of the hand dyed fabrics.


Friday, June 27, 2014

June

 The flowers in the pond this year are very pretty,  I am taken with the colors.  
 This is one of our newer plants, it is a lotus, the flowers are large and so are the leaves.
The yellow one is on of our original plants, the color is very saturated.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

SAQA Auction Piece

This is my donation Piece to the SAQA auction  it is Townsquare #15.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hand Dyed Fabrics from a Class with Frieda Anderson

Here are the fabrics I hand dyed in a class with Frieda Anderson.  This class was offered by Quilting Adventures in Texas.  We stayed at the beautiful Jordan Ranch in Schuelenburg Texas.  I also dyed silk ribbons and a rayon Jacket.  What fun and learned a lot.  Frieda is a great teacher.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Catch Up Time

I have just finished up a class with Lisa Call.   The class is Working in a Series.  OMG what a great teacher and a wonderful class.  Lisa is nurturing, very giving of her knowledge, and very inspirational.  The class format is wonderful, the critiques are informative, the emails are so full of informations and it is a treat to be introduced to 3 artists per week. Here are my projects for my series "Town Square"
A week ago  I went with 2 friends to Jordan Ranch in Texas and took a Hand Dyeing class with Frieda Anderson.  I thin I hand dyed around 33-35 yards of fabric.  We also did some discharging. Frieda is a wonderful teacher. Now maybe I will have a little more control over my colors, and hopefully produce more vibrant colors.  Here is one of the discharged fabrics I worked on.  I will post more pics of the fabric later.

We also went to Cleveland Ohio to see our daughter graduate from Cleveland State University.  We are so proud of Michelle, she graduated with top honors and was one of three highlighted students.






Saturday, January 18, 2014

New hand dyed scarves and ribbon

These are dyed using acid wash dyes. I love how vibrant the colors are.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Tulsa Artists Coalition

This quilt CityScapes has been juried into this years Member Show.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Today's Waterlilies


Todays Water lilies are really pretty today.  They must like the hot temperatures.  We rarely have this many open at once.  Notice the net, we have had visits from Herons and we have lost one fish.  The Herons keep coming back but with the net and a decoy hopefully the fish are protected,

Saturday, July 20, 2013

FiberWorks 2013

FiberWorks 2013 opened on Friday July 12th.  I am co-chair of the committee that worked tirelessly over the past year to get this show off the ground.  It was such a pleasure working with this wonderful committee.  The show will be up from July12,2013-August24,2013.  The show is in downtown Tulsa in the Brady District at the new Arts and Humanities Hardesty Arts building(AHHA).  I will post a few pictures from the critique.  Barbara Shapiro was our juror and judge for the show.  Barbara also gave a 3 day workshop.


Monday, June 3, 2013

Online class with Katie Pasquini Masopaust



I am about halfway through a online class with KatiePM and boy have I learned a lot about composition and layout..  Katie has been teaching art principles, which is good for me because I am self taught with my art.  This is a fun experience.  We receive a new lesson about every 2 weeks and we have 2 weeks to complete a project.  I would definitely take another online class.  These 2 pictures are 2 of my projects for the class.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Creative Stitching


I had the pleasure of teaching a class at SewFlakes yesterday.  The class is titled Creative Stitching. Picutred are 2 pieces started in the class. There are sooo many possibilites with those fancy stitches on your machines.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Looking Back and Looking Forward

I have seen a few postings about accomplishments for 2012 and looking forward to 2013.  Every year I usually set a few goals for my art.  8 years ago I set up a very sketchy 10 year plan.  At that time we lived in Missouri where we had lived for 30 years. We now live in Oklahoma. who knew?  I seem to be on track with my 10 year plan.
For 2012 I did accomplish most of my goals.  I even had to deal with low thyroid and NO energy and we moved.  Despite the two stumbling blocks I did manage to create 4 medium to large pieces, 4 small, 21 8"x10" journal quilts, 23 hand dyed scarves and several yards of painted and or hand dyed fabrics. Some of these can be seen on my FLICKR page, my user name is Debr33. http://www.flickr.com/photos/debr33/.  I have also learned to use my Sketchbooks alot more. I have also started a Sketchbook Challenge with the Missouri  Fiber Artist.  I absoulutly love working with paper now.
For 2013  I really hope to create 5 new pieces that I really thought would be finished by now.  I intend on keeping up with the Sketchbook Challenge.  I also have in my goals to make 2 more challenge pieces for the Playdate group I am in.  I also want to start seriously working on UFO's. In our Fiber Artists of Oklahoma group we are creating a 12x12 monthly inspired by a word. I also hope to do alot more with Surface Design, hand dyeing fabric, and fabric painting.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Southwood Fiber and Quilt Show

I have been preparing for the SouthWood Fiber and Quilt Fest for 4 weeks, taking a little time out for Christmas.  I am excited to be one of 2 featured artists amoung 20 or so total artists in the show.
I will have about 20 hanging quilts and wall hangings.I will also have wall hangings, hand dyed scarves and tableruners for sale.
The show will run Friday January 4th through Sunday January 6th.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Painted Papers


These are painted papers that are in progress.  There will be more layering on these pages.  These papers will be used in a handmade journal for the sketchbook challenge for the Missouri Fiber Artists.  This has been fun and a totally new thing for me to try.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Playdate Exhibit at Living Arts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma




Here are pictures from the Opening Night of the Playdate Exhibit at Living Arts Gallery of Tulsa.
Thie first picture has my Tyedye quilt Woodstock Revisited in it.  The second picture has BrushStrokes and Sedona Redrocks in it.
The third picture is a new piece also in the show named Composition 1.


Currents Exhibit in May at the Vine Gallery

This is a picture of juror Bob Adams giving a talk & awards at the Currents Exhibit at the Vine Gallery in lake of the Ozarks.  Shown are two of my pieces BrushStrokes and Sedona Redrocks.
The exhibit was comprised of selected works from members of the Missouri Fiber Artists.
This was in May and the first time I met most of the artists, it was a great conference. I took a class with Victoria Crowder Payne.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Empty Spools at Asilomar

I just finished 5 days at Empty Spools.  I had a wonderful class with Jean Wells Keenan.  Jean is very talented and a great teacher.  The projects in the class were amazing, and the talents in the room were very inspiring.  My trip via airlines has been very unpleasant.  My trip to Monterey California took 14 hours, should have only taken about 6 hours which is bad enough, but wait it got worse, my luggage didn't arrive until the next day, lucky for me my cousin and friend was there and loaned me what I needed.  Imagine starting a 5 day class with borrowed everything.  All my inspiration photos were in my suitcase and not with me. Thanks to Suzanne Cox, one of the directors of Empty Spools Seminars went to the Monterey Airport and picked up my luggage.  Shame on the airlines for just letting it sit, airlines certainly have forgotten what cutomer service is.  I think we all need to send a message with how we spend our dollars.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Currents Exhibit-Missouri Fiber Artist

I am excited to report I have 2 pieces juried in to the Currents Exhibit.  This exhibit will be in the Vine Gallery in Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.  The exhibit runs from April 20-May 19,2012.  The are 32 pieces in the show. My 2 pieces are BrushStrokes and Sedona Red Rocks. This exhibit was juried by Bob Adams.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Your Design in Broken Arrow, OK

I have 3 pieces displayed at Your Design in Broken Arrow,OK.  I was excited to learn on Saturday that one piece has sold.  I will post photos later.