FINISHING A COMMISSION

It’s so interesting doing commission work. How do you make the client happy while staying true to yourself and making yourself happy?  It’s a big job.  This quilt began with a call from my friend Renee Knight to make a quilt for her son Xai.  They came to the studio and looked at everything (I […]

Juvie quilts for the wingra clinic, sewing and painting in Madison, Wisconsin

here are 2 of the 3  quilts I am doing for the kids secion of the new Wingra clinic: this sun face is in the standard repertoire, Terri the clinic manager picked the  black border print and the loden green outer edge exactly matches the color swatch of the upholstery! It is always odd for […]

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!

Creativity and Inspiration

Sarah grimes the Art Co-ordinator at the University of Wisconsin hospital sent me some pictures of Jan Heaton’s work  http://janheaton.com and said why don’t you make something like this: I said “Easy!” and started to  paint and paint.  And guess what, Easey Peasey is not exactly  the case.  Mainly I don’t usually leave white in […]

Today’s blankie, for an Angel

  In the south we  call distant relatives “kissin cousins”  I was commissioned by my brother in law’s niece Ashley, the cousin of my niece Cydney to make a blankie for her first grandbaby coming soon.  It’s a funny thing about blankies… they started off as a tithe to the newborns and have slowly turned […]

Bubblepop mushroom ninja!

  My friend Lisa asked me to make something for her co-worker who is about to have a baby.  The older son has named the baby “BUBBLEPOP MUSHROOM NINJA” and she wanted this name on the blankie.  With an aquatic theme for the child’s room what could be more appropriate than my signature little cat […]

FINALLY THE PAINTED SIDE OF ANNEKE AND JEREMY’S QUILT IN SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE!!

Well I finally got a picture of this  fab quilt which is on the bed of Anneke Campbell and Jeremy Kagan’s bed!  It is an amazing thing to do collaborative work!  You have to surrender and trust. And especially since I had one piece of fabric and a big idea to make this quilt while […]

THE QUILT OF ANNEKE CAMPBELL AND JEREMY KAGAN

Anneke, Jeremy and I dye painted  the back side of this quilt our last day in San Miguel de Allende on my second trip here.  I pieced this top while Jeremy was shooting a movie in Toronto.  I flew up there with my singer featherweight sewing machine  and a whomping mega shitload of fabrics in […]

QUILTING AND PAINTING IN SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, MEXICO

On my second trip to San Miguel, I came with Jeremy Kagan and Anneke Campbell and we cooked and painted and walked and ate out and cooked.  I brought down all of my dyes and painted and painted and painted. I had taught Jeremy silk painting and  he was working on images from the Torah […]

DYE PAINTING IN SAN MIGUEL

My web guru, John has become enamored of tie dye and I have been teaching him and his gal, Alissa. We went to the sunday flea market and bought shirts to dye. Before they got there I whipped out another sun face for a baby blanket commissioned by my art patron John Hardiman.  They are […]