Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Road to California

I just opened an email that said my quilt BrushStrokes was accepted into the Road to California show in January.  I am super, super excited.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

2 small pieces on display.

These 2 quilts are on display at Oklahoma Heart Institute.  There is a small art show at the hospital first floor.
If you are in Tulsa, check it out.  There are some pretty nice pieces on display.

October Journal Quilts

These are my Journal Quilts for the month of October.  These are quilts weeks 5-8.  This project is very good for focus and inspiration.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Flickr Photos

I have a Flickr account and post pictures there.
The link is http://www.flickr.com/photos/debr33/

Shibori Hand Dyeing

I just returned home from a wonderful weekend.  I was just outside of Ashland, MO taking a Shibori Dyeing class taught by Sharon Kilfoyle.  What a wonderful time we had. 2 friends and I went to this workshop. The pictures are of fabrics produced in the workshop.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Weekly Journal Quilt Challenge

I have joined a weekly quilt challenge.  I have completed the first four.  This has been a good way to get ideas flowing.  I chose the the size 8 x 10 to work with.  There are 20 of us in this group.  Working in this small size is wonderful for trying out new ideas.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Katie Pasquini Masopust's New Book

I received my copy of Katie's new book.  My quilt named BrushStrokes is in Katie's book on page 46. I also quilted my cousins quilt on page 37 titled Shadows. Katie's techniques for producing original artwork is really great.  The techniques for constructiong the quilt produces a good likeness of the artwork.  I absolutely love the end product. Alot of my classmates have quilts in the book.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Surface Design

I am starting with a group to learn more about surface design.  This past meeting we were working on discharging color.  We started with one yard of hand dyed fabric,  We used bleach water in a spray bottle, bleach pens, toilet bowl cleaner for stamping, discharge paste for screen printing. All bleach products had to be neutralized with a vinegar water bath to rinse out and neutralize the bleach.  This is a work in progress, each month we will add new techniques to the fabric.  Next month is paint.

This month we used leaves as a mask and sprayed bleach water over the leaves.  We used foam snow flakes and sprayed the blach water over the shape then neutralized with a viegar water mixture.  We used apples and pears dipped in toilet bowl cleaner to stamp on the fabric, we also used bleach pens and drew on the fabric.  Some also used discharge paste to screen shapes onto the fabric.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

SAQA Donation Quilt

This is my donation quilt for the SAQA annual auction.  If you are not familiar check out saqa.com and check out the quilts that will be available for auction.  Look at the tabs on the left hand side and click on benefit auction. Most quilts are 12"x12".

Sunday, June 5, 2011


FiberWorks started on Friday June 3rd and will continue until June23,2011.  The show is juried by the piece.  I am thrilled to have 2 pieces in the show.  My quilt BrushStrokes was awarded Best in Quilting that was sponsored by the Edmond Quilt Guild.  I also have a smaller silk wallhanging (Sticks & Stones) in the show.  If you are in Tulsa the show is at Living Arts of Tulsa on Brady St.  There are many wonderful pieces in the show.  The show is comprised of the works of Oklahoma Artists. Our juror this year was Jane Dunnewold.  What a treat to work with Jane and others in the jury process for the show and to be a scribe for the critique.  What a learning experience. The show is arranged in the space very nicely.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Class at Empty Spools

Two weeks ago I took my first class at Asilomar with Empy Spools Seminars. What a great week. I made a new friend with my roommate Tanya from Fresno. My table mate in class was a delightful lady named Elaine from the UK. My class was with Sue Benner, I have wanted to take a class with Sue for several years. I was on a waiting list and got in the class. I learned alot about perspective in landscape quilts. I will post a photo of the first days little quilts and a picture or two of Asilomar. The picture on the left are the first 2 small quilts they are on the left, the photos for inspiration are on the right.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Fiber Collages

I took a class with Candace Kenyon a few months ago. She taught a fiber collage class. The pieces are covered with stabilizer and freemotion stitched down. I finally got them stretched on canvas. These pictures are the finished pieces. These were fun to make.