Stacks and Stacks

I’ve been locking myself in my studio for the last few weeks amassing giant stacks of done and semi-done projects. I enjoy watching the stacks grow. The riot and colors and patterns that the stacks make is almost as fun as creating. One more week of this and I can relax. The frenzy of stitching […]

Finds Fun – She is Loved

This was a commission piece that took months to come together. I had the other lighter pink backgrounds, but these fabrics from the Tula Pink Slow and Steady line really make the quilt come alive. On the wall it says “I’m a winner” a perfect sentiment for a quilt that was commissioned as a gift […]


I really like how these quilted scraps look when they are stitched together. It’s such a fun, textured background for a stitched portrait. Happy (6.5” x 7”) Today, I am happy about fun fabrics found at a local quilt shop and plans for creating with a new to me product called Kraft-tex craft paper fabric. […]

Quilt Options

When I am asked to create a custom art quilt, I will create multiple backgrounds and sometimes multiple girls (or boys). If I can’t decide which one is perfect for the recipient of the piece, I will take photos after the backgrounds are quilted, but before the girls and other items are fused in place. […]

Allow Joy

I had 4 days off. Time to allow joy. There was a sleeping in, running errands and lots of time in the studio. I wore my arm out cutting fabric, batting and fusible webbing. I burned my hand on my iron as I fused a large volume of quilt backgrounds and used up several bags […]

Student Creativity

On Saturday, I taught an art quilt class. Not only did each at student go home with a mostly completed project (additional embellishments pending), every student tried free motion quilting – some for the first time. I hope my students had as much fun as I did. joy is a cartwheel any where by Jerri : […]