Wednesday, December 28, 2011


For those of you, including myself, who showed up at the church for class, I'm sorry that it was canceled.

I called the church this morning, and no one seemed to know who put the sign up or why class was canceled.

I did check to see if we could have class on Thursday, and they said yes.

So, hope to see you on Thursday 11:00 am.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Art Quilt Group

On Saturday Dec 10th, I had our Art Quilt Group for lunch.
There were just two that were not able to attend. We have been meeting at the local quilt shop for probably 6-7 years now and have learned so much from each other as well as becoming good friends.

From front to back is Susie, Sarah, Linda, Jo Ann, Cindy and Ann. Everybody brought a dish and the food was delicious.
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Monday, November 28, 2011


Finally finished my newest horse quilt. But what to name him? As I downloaded the picture it suddenly came to me.


I have been trying for some months to expand my Stained Glass technique, that I have been working in for several years now. Looking for someway to make my horses a little more abstract and whimsical. I did not change the technique very much, but I did use a very different color scheme . Already I am working on another quilt, this time of cats, three to be exact, and I am using turning under all the edges. Not much more work but it will give my quilts a much more finished appearance compaired to the raw edge I have been using. Would love your feedback as to whether you like the old look or the new one.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just wanted to take this opportunity to wish all my followers a Very Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

SWEETY--- passing

I have never met Sweety, but I know her intimately.
I made this quilt from a picture, as a gift from a father to a daughter, because she was getting along in years.

Sweety lived in Acworth, Ga with her owner Amanda Owens. She passed away on October 24th, 2011 and she was 14 years old.

As with any animal that you love and care for she will be
greatly missed. Our thoughts are with you Amanda.
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Saturday, October 29, 2011


This is my entry in the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Thank you Amy for doing this once again! Let me introduce you to Sprinkler. (cute name) ?
He is a Newfoundland. He started to be a red dog on a tourquoise background, but as you can see that didn't work out. I used the Stained Glass Applique technique, which is pretty much the technique I have used for the past several years. This technique consists of individual pieces with the background fabric showing between them. Actually, I have been teaching this technique for several years now, and also have an on-line class. Just go to Serindipity 2 for details.
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Saturday, October 08, 2011


This quilt is going to be in the International Quilt Festival at Houston, Tx.

I had wanted to go this year as I used to live in Houston, but was unable to go for several reasons.

I hope if you go to the show you will e-mail me and tell me if it is hanging in a good spot.
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Monday, September 05, 2011


Making quilts is a long process, and so sometimes I don't feel I have very much to show, and then all of a sudden, I have an overabundance of finished product.

So, today, I am just going to ramble on, and talk a little about the process. I don't know if it is the same for everybody, but when the creative process kicks in I have so many ideas that I don't know where to start. So, I begin to collect images, and do a lot of reading and looking and if I am true to myself, all that begins to filter thru and I will eventually settle on something that I just can't wait to get started on.

So, recently I have been trying to expand my concept and have tried several different techniques. I started out with a technique that I saw on Quilting Arts television program, that takes fabrics that probably will never be used in a quilt, sandwiches them on to the batting, and then quilts them, and from there she paints them. Pretty backwards to most quilters, but it works beautifully. In my next posting I will show you what I have done. Every one is different, and I have been in to using up what I have on hand for sometime now.

I started out by coming up with ideas for old tee shirts, and that went very well. I had a whole suitcase full of them, some pretty well worn, some way too big. So, I didn't have any qualms about cutting them up and putting then backtogether in a pleasing manner. Actually, I had a great time doing this and will continue with my quest to use them up, or if not pass them on to someone who will find something to do with them.

Then, I started experimenting with 3's. Smaller quilts in three's that I could attach together in an interesting manner. I will have something to show fairly shortly. I'm working on the bindings nowl

And lastly, I have made 4 horse quilts, and they have been very sucessful. I thought I was thru making horse quilts, but in my quest to produce something more abstract, I finally settled on another horse figure. The pattern is on my design wall and completely drawn, and is calling me every day to get started.

However, being an Aries, in my long life I have learned that I must attend to the quilt at hand before starting something new. Oh, it is ok to be quilting on one and working on another, but in this case I have 4 projects in the works, and I am not going to put any of them aside because I have learned too much in the process of each one to do that.

So, to get back to the point I was trying to make in the beginning. I have learned when I feel frustrated, and feel like I am stuck in a rut to just muddle thru the process, and sooner or later the answers will come if you just give in the process and trust your own instincts and let it happen.

So, please come back and visit me shortly, as I will have a lot to share.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Berea Quilt Extravaganza

Made by Cindy Vough, and her theme was keys.
Just loved the colors on this piece
Made by Pat Jennings, and love the colors on this piece also.
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Lunar Moth

This is made by Paige Hoogerheidi, and I was very impressed with how she brought this quilt together. She belongs to our Art Quilt group and so I have been watching this quilt progress. She started with the lunar moth which, then the leaves that all stand away from the background. The background is woven which really brought the piece together.
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Berea Quilt Extravaganza

Friday evening I attended the Quilt Extravanga reception, and took a few pictures to share.

The first one of course is my Sprinkler quilt. He was hung in a wonderful spot that people could also view from the street.

The second quilt was made by a former student, and she
made if of her two dogs using the Stained Glass Applique technique. I am sorry, but now I can not remember her name but she did a wonderful job.
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Sunday, June 19, 2011


I finally have a new quilt to show. I showed it for the first time at the State Get-Away which was last Wednesday.
The breed of the dog is a Newfoundland and I named him Sprinkler. Why? I have been thinking that if I ever get another dog I would name him Sprinkler. Just think it is a cute name.

Truthfully, it started out as a red dog on a turquoise background, but that didn't work for me so I switched gears and went on my own gut instinct, and think it worked. I've learned over the years to just go with what feels right and I must say it almost is good advise.
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Saturday, June 04, 2011


Blazing Sunset is also hanging in the show and is for sale also. It measures 55 3/4" x 39 3/4".

This quilt showed in a number of national quilt shows and also showed in Istanbul, Turkey. In 2003 I took a trip to Istanbul, where I was invited to teach a class and show my quilt in a local show.

The price is $800.00
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For some reason the quilt did not show up in the same post, so here it is.
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This is Bagel, our Beagle. He came to live with us about a year after we were presented with Sally. He does not play with toys, but has a bone that he has had at least 4 years. Every day he hides his bone. Sometimes when I go to bed at night I find it under my pillow. Yet other times he will put it just in front of my husbands recliner. Quite the character. I made a quilt of him because he has such an expressive face. Not for sale, but just had to share.
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Have you ever seen a cuter puppy. This is Sally at about 6
weeks old. Now she is almost 12 years old . Very loving but also a little devil.
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Tuesday, May 31, 2011


After doing several animals, I wanted to use the Stained Glass Applique Technique to do faces.

The first one I did was of President John F. Kennedy.
It measures 40" x 41" and the price is $1,400.00

The second quilt was made from a picture of an Afghan girl
that appeared on the front of National Geographic quite a long time ago.

It measures 37 1/2" x 54"
The price is $1,400.00

Both these quilts have hung in several major quilt shows.
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Monday, May 30, 2011


I am having a Quilt Show starting the 2nd of June, at the Woodford County Library in Versailles Ky.
This is the brochure they made to promote the event.
If you live anywhere nearby I'd love for you to drop by and take a look. It will run thru June, 2011.
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Here is another quilt. Done with mostly hand dyed fabrics it measures
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Sunday, May 29, 2011


This is the second Barbaro quilt. The first one was in a number of major shows including Paducah, and Road to California. This quilt is somewhat different and smaller than the orginal. I used the Stained Glass Applique technique.

It is 26" x 35 1/2"
Price $850.00
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HERE KITTY KITTY is my attempt to use what I call Sherbert colors. It has hung in various shows and also hung in my Vets office for a few weeks. The background is verigated from tourquoise to yellow.

The size is 42" x 42"
Price $850.00
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Saturday, May 28, 2011


Here is another quilt that I am willing to sell. It measures 42 1/2" x 28"

This was made using the Stained Glass Applique technique and many hand dyed fabrics.

Price $350.00
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26"x19" this small quilt was made using overlapping applique. If you look closely you will see sparkling netting overlapping in some places. I have taught this technique many times.

PRICE $300.00
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Friday, May 27, 2011


This quilt is named The Circle of Life.
It is appliqued on to a hand dyed background, and has been shown in several shows in the US.
The price is $1200.00

If you are interested you may just e-mail me.
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Here is another of the quilts that will be shown at the Woodford County Library next month.

This is a quilt I made after taking a class with Diane Hire.
It is a very personal quilt, as under the plain yellow piece that looks like a pocket is a picture of me as a child. Inside one of the dangling pieces is a gadget that plays These are a Few of my Favorite Things, and on the hand at the top is a giant emerald button to signify my engagement and wedding.

At this point in my Quilting career I have decided to put prices on my quilts (at least some of them) and offer them for sale. I will be posting new pictures along with prices. This one is Not For Sale as it is too personal, but the one I posted earlier named Free at Last, is for sale at the price of $450.00.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Quilt Show

I have been trying to post these photo's for a while now, and it seems Blogger has had a problem. I'm so glad it is fixed.

Starting in June I am going to have a show at the Woodford County Library. In planning this I am going to be showing some pieces that were done some time ago. So, I thought it might be interesting to share this with the general public.

This is a piece I did after taking a class from Phil Beaver. It was done with fabric paint first, then I cut out butterfly
shapes from an old shower curtain and layed them on the wet fabric in the sunshine. When it was dry it left the butterfly shapes lighter than the background paint.

While quilting this piece I used a lot of Sulky shimmer threads plus seqins and iron on crystals.
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