Category: Thread Drawings

Denali

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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.

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Denali (12” x 12”)

Write Your Story

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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.
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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

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“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.

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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

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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.

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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.
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With each thread drawing, I am growing my skills as I stitch my own story as an artist.

Art Show

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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.
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My husband and I spent the afternoon arranging and hanging the art.
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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.
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Between now and then, I plan to nap a lot.