Continuing on with the making of small constructions and preparing them for framing I quilted 3 this morning.  The first with  bits from Svaha Woodward’s curtains as predominant elements. I have been using a lot of pinky coral lately it seems.  The next construct came right out of  the building the first set of curtains […]


At times when I am stuck or blocked or just uncertain about where to go next with my art, I return to the UFO (unfinished objects) box and go through it and fold and refold all the thought forms that I have started and discarded. Sometimes it brings about inspiration.  Yesterday I decided to make […]


I finally got the last commissioned quilt off to the quilter and am waiting for my silk velvet to arrive and decided (art making is decision making) to go through my basket of little stuff and clean it up: refold, reassign, reorder.  Then I decided to make a few small quilts for framing for my […]


I received a commission from Integrated Art LLC to make a series based on this small 15×19″ wall piece. Of course I had no more of the fab polka dot fabric although I did spend an hour looking for it. so I made this series. The first a gallant attempt to copy the original. Not […]

dyeing the color wheel

I am back at the dye pot today, using Katy Widger‘s terrific book Dyeing the color wheel for quilters.  I used Turquoise for the blue and my colors were not quite spot on but still it looks pretty sweet. and useful on Mexican muslin called Manta.

A Day In San Miguel

Last tuesday I was drinking coffee when I heard a funny sound.  What is that??? and I got it… Hot air balloons! I grabbed my iphone and ran up to the terrace.   OMG it was right over my house!  I looked right to see a second one coming up! so I ran to the […]

Working in series

I received a commission from the UW Hospital (where I am the most represented artist) to make  2 series of 4 quilts 20×30″  I made the first series before leaving Madison called dots and blocks and I am now working on the second series called Simple Arches.  yesterday I finished the first of the series. […]

Our Lady of Guadalupe

With Babydog!  A scene from my holiday show! Although I painted it while in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico!  I can’t believe I quilted this whole quilt on my little Bernina home sewing machine!  That’s a lot of scrunching!

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.