Tuesday, December 26, 2006

IT'S OVER!!!!!!!!!!!

You shop, you plan, you cook! You think you have all the time in the world, then suddenly it is upon you, panic! Not me. I just enjoyed myself and if it didn't all get done, no one noticed.

However, today, I had the day to do what ever I wanted to and I was so discombumbulated I just did Yoga, and slept. Nothing wrong with that! I am planning my next quilt. That is my excuse! It won't be long before I am back into my old routine, and wonder where the time went.

I finished my Silk Painting class, and have registered for an art class next semester. I finished my latest quilt, and actually sent off the cd for Paducah this morning. We will see! Don't want to post it yet, but I might give you a bit of teaser later!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

This is done on silk using gutta and also a thickener as well and chemical water on the lower section. It doesn't look straight because the air conditioner was blowing it around.  Posted by Picasa
This is a Shobori piece done by folding and clamping. Posted by Picasa
This is a close up of the Discharge piece. Some color added back in and also varigated threads used to quilt it. Posted by Picasa
You can see the discharge piece with the large leaf. Then below is a silk piece with butterflies. Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 01, 2006


Tonight we had open studio, which means that all the students in the art department put their projects for the semester on display, for anyone that wanted to come and see them. I took a few pictures, and it was rather exciting to have such a crowd viewing the show.

I'm still trying to get Piccasa set up again so I can post pictures. So, here goes!

Friday, November 24, 2006


Well, for the moment my computer is working perfectly. Had to reinstall windows! I spent hours on the phone with Microsoft, dispite that fact that they were very nice, they just could not seem to solve the problem. So, I am a little limited as we had to reinstall almost all my programs. So, hopefully in a few days I will be back to normal.

I really felt out of touch, not being able to surf the artful quilters. Also, I was anxious to see the quilts that won in Houston. They were wonderful, but it seemed more traditional than last year.

I have been working every extra second on my entry for Paducah. I am done quilting but must square it up and find suitable binding. It is a big one! 88" by 81 " for the moment. I don't know how much I will chop off when I square it up.

It is good to be back, and I am now going to try and access my pictures and post at least a few.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Still on the Fritz!!!!!!!!!!!

Just when I thought my computer was fixed and was going to be better than before, something went wrong, and I am not able to access the internet at all. So, I am at the Library just to sort out my e-mails, and just let everybody know I am trying to get things back up and running again.

I am working really hard on a quilt I hope to enter in the Paducah show, but it has to be done and photographed by the first part of January, so I am really going to have to be diligent about working on it every day. Also, had to finish up projects with the class I am taking, so that took time away from my project. I have some really wonderful pictures to post, but that will have to wait until later. Sorry! I am feeling really frustrated.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

This is my most favorite because he discharged and then went back in and added color. Posted by Picasa
I think this is an earlier piece that was also in Quilt National. Posted by Picasa
Another of Bob's pieces. I think this was one that was in Quilt National. Posted by Picasa
This piece is done in silk. It is a little hard to see but the quilting was done in an up and down motion leaving open areas. This created some very interest horizontal even puckering. I have to spend some time trying this technique Posted by Picasa
Another picture of the same quilt. Posted by Picasa
This is a close up of the last quilt and you can also see some of his quilting. Posted by Picasa
This is one of my personal favorites. This was done by distressing styrofoam and then laying black fabric over it and dispensing various forms of bleach.  Posted by Picasa
The gentleman on the left is Bob Adams. He is our guest artist. What fun we have had doing discharge. In case you do not know what discharge, we are working on black fabric and removing some of the color by using bleach in many different forms. You will see some of Bob's quilts in the next few pictures. Posted by Picasa
As I mentioned I am taking a Silk Painting class this semester, and this is our teacher Arturo Sandoval and one of his students. Behind them is my partner for the class. Not a very good picture of him but he is from Korea and is quite the artist! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Silk Painting Class

I am taking a Silk painting class at the University of Kentucky. Interesting experience being in a class with so many young students. We are now paired up so we can share some of the equipment, and I am with a young man that is Korean and doesn't speak all that much english. I think he understands but is shy about expressing himself. Should be a lot of fun to get to get to know him.

Next week we have a visiting artist by the name of Bob Adams. He is an art quilter and has had pieces in Quilt National for the last 3 shows. He is going to be teaching Shabori and Discharge, all of which I have played with a little. He also is going to Critique the students in our class. Of course I chose to, and think it will be a wonderful opportunity.

We drew 12 sketches, and from those we had to choose three for projects to be completed this semester. You can see the ones I chose and I will post pictures as they are completed. One of them will have 72 different colors it it. That I can't wait to see!
This is the 3rd drawing I chose. Since I have never worked on silk before, my thought was that I should keep the drawings very simple.  Posted by Picasa
This is the second one I selected. It will be 30x 30 when finished. Posted by Picasa
This is one of 12 sketches we had to make for the Silk Painting class I am taking.  Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 06, 2006

This is a group of singers that were there for the reception. I think they called themselves the Sweet Adalaids.  Posted by Picasa
This was my challange quilt. Each participant chose a song and made an interpetation and also had to use a challange fabric. You really can't find my fabric because I dyed it.  Posted by Picasa
This is a quilt that was done by a friend, Pat Jennings, and it showed in Houston a couple of years ago. I love this quilt! Posted by Picasa
This is another of my quilts that was in the show.  Posted by Picasa
The following pictures were taken at the Art Quilt show reception in Berea, Ky. The center quilt is mine. A good time was had by everyone and we had quite a crowd. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

This was a second similar piece. I simply made some improvements on the inside. Posted by Picasa
This was also hand dyed at an angle and them stenciled with butterflies and bees. Posted by Picasa
This tee shirt was dyed first at an angle, then I stenciled the design and also added some crystals.  Posted by Picasa
This purse started out with a piece navy fabric, I then stenciled it with copper fabric paint.  Posted by Picasa