Assisting at a sewing class sponsored by the Sewing Machine Project

I have been helping Rebecca Sites out with a sewing class at the Catholic Multi-cultural Center which she teaches in Spanish, quite masterfully.  There is a Monday class and a Friday class… I caught her bag demo in both and came home to sew this nifty shopping bag with my hand painted cotton sateen that […]

A Birthday Quilt for Svaha Woodward

On the streets of San Miguel, walking to breakfast one morning, I heard my name and turned, making nice, “Hi how are ya?” and then realized it was Svaha my dearest friend from rolfing school whom I had not seen since she visited me in 1983 here in Madison.  She is lost treasure returned to […]

Second big quilt for the Wingra clinic and a bunch of scarves!

Well it’s been a busy week, folks.  I finished the top for the second 5×8′ quilt for the new Wingra Clinic on Park Street.  I love some of these fiber art pieces. I call this work: Large and small, light and dark Blocks.  It’s with Cheryl Payne  at the Patchwork peddlar about to be quilted!  […]

The velvet scarf collection for Absolutely Art part 2

  This is almost all of the second part of the collection for Absolutely Art on Atwood Avenue.  these are one sided velvet in 2 sizes that can be hand washed and machine dried.  They are painted with procion fiber reactive dyes here in my studio at 1331 Dewey Court in Madison.

Painting silk velvet scarves for the Absolutely Art collection

  I love the store Absolutely Art!  they support local artists and give us a venue to sell our work.  I am painting a special collection of one sided, rolled hem scarves for their holiday season.  I will have my two sided larger scarves here at my holiday show December first and second.  I work […]


Its the work of the fall, folks.  Painting silk and rayon velvet (the fun part) then sewing the scarves themselves.  I have finally learned to job out the hard part, serging the slippery stuff, thank you Rebecca Sites the amazing seamstress, and the dread handwork, thank you too Anette Hansen!  My friend Ginny was getting […]