Category: Thread Drawings


SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) has an annual benefit auction. Members are asked to donate a piece for the auction hosted online. This year I used Alaska mountains as my inspiration and dove into more drawing with thread. This piece turned out better than I expected. The blue and green against the snow covered mountains is great.

Denali (12” x 12”)

Write Your Story

Drawing with thread has been my therapy lately. The sound of my sewing machine is soothing and my hands know what to do even if my brain is wandering.
I keep making typewriters – they are fun and remind me that my story isn’t finished – it’s still being written with many adventures ahead.

YAY! It’s my birthday this week


“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey

In grade school when it’s your birthday, you bring baked treats to share with the class. It was a wonderful way to celebrate – giving something tasty to your friends.

While it would be fun, I can’t send baked goods to all of you (sorry!). However, we can celebrate together with another treat – a big sale!

25% off everything in my Etsy shop now through April 21st. Now’s the time to nab an original art quilt or stock up on patterns or prints.


I can hardly believe I’ll be turning 44. No matter the number, I’m determined to mark the occasion with a smile on my face and joy in heart. Thanks for helping me celebrate my happy birthday.

Thread Drawing Fun

It’s break-up season in Alaska with melting messes of mud and so much dust which is not fun for my allergies. As I await the arrival of spring green, I’ve been stitching up rainbows (dresses and unicorns), flowers and more.

I sit down at my sewing machine, with an inspiration image, prepared “canvas” (fabric sandwiched with batting) and pick a place to start. I do my best to stitch the image with one continuous line of thread, going over lines to darken them and move through the image to create texture or words. Then I pull out my box of markers and begin the coloring.
With each thread drawing, I am growing my skills as I stitch my own story as an artist.

Art Show

Approximately 10,000 yards of thread and hours of fun went into creating 70 new art quilts and 24 notebooks with words and inspiration for a happy and sometimes silly start to 2019.
My husband and I spent the afternoon arranging and hanging the art.
The opening reception is Saturday, Jan 5th from 6-8pm. We’ll be there kicking off the new year with yummy treats and a gallery full of colorful art.
Between now and then, I plan to nap a lot.