Category: Creations

Stitch Happy Cards

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What do you do when you have 8 art quilters to thank for putting together presentation for a virtual conference? You stitch some cards!

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Bits of paper, fabric and free motion stitching on fabric scraps were machine stitched to blank cards. Each card was embellished hand stitching.

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I love adding fun or inspirational words to a card, so I added a sticker to the back of each card.

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Each card is unique and hopefully a wonderful thank you.

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During this pandemic, I found delight I noticed the sticker I had selected. It’s a wonderful reminder to have hope.

Other Stitched Goodies

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Zipper pouches created with fabric prints of my artwork. The bigger ones are about 6” x 9” and the smallest is 4” x 3”.

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Sooo many small journals. Each has a handmade notebook inside along with a commercial notebook that I dress up with a fun sticker.

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Checkbook covers – they have often been requested and I finally found the perfect way to make them. Similar to journals, but with two pockets on the inside made with cork fabric to hold checks and a register. I like the idea of a shark guarding my my money.

Words Inspire

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“Words outlive people, institutions, civilizations. Words spur images, associations, memories, inspirations and synapse pulsations. Words send off physical resonations of thought into the nethersphere. Words hurt, soothe, inspire, demean, demand, incite, pacify, teach, romance, pervert, unite, divide. Words be powerful.” – Inga Muscio
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These are fabric prints of my iPhone and iPad drawings/doodles. I created quilt sandwiches pillow case style and then embellished them with black thread and a word. Each one is about 3” wide by 4” tall.
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Community Mural

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I volunteered to coordinate the painting of a community mural for the Girdwood Center for Visual Arts (GCVA). That meant planning the design, doing the prep work and organizing the painting day. With the assistance of other GCVA artists and lots of community members, I got see my plan come to life a few weeks ago.

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This was my sketch for the mural. The plan was to create giant flowers that the kids (and adults) could color in with paint.

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The GCVA artist drew a few of the larger flowers and then the community started adding in other flowers and designs.

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The artists then outlined the flowers and designs with black paint to make the designs pop.

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It was a fun day and I was glad my mom was visiting – she helped with the priming and on painting day.

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Because it’s fun to see the progress – below are photos of some of the previous murals.

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2017-2019

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2015-2017

New Fabric and Fun!

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I’ve been seeking new “skin tones” for my art quilts. I often cannot find the variety I want from commercially available fabrics, so I started designing some new fabrics with my own handwriting or text. I love sharing my obsessions so I won’t be keeping these all to myself – I’ve added them to my Etsy shop.

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A few months ago, Brewer Sewing and Quilting Supplies, a wholesale distributor to quilt shops, started carrying my patterns! It’s a new adventure for me but my favorite part about joining Brewer is that I can inspire creativity in even more quilters and crafters. If you’d like to get your hands on my paper patterns, tell your local quilt shop to order a few when they next order from Brewer.

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I’ve been cleaning my studio and office space to prepare for a new year of creative fun. I needed to make some room for storing patterns and fabric, so I put together some fun bundles of paper patterns and fabric in my Etsy shop to inspire your creative play. The best part – they are on sale!
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