Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Quilts

Christmas Show at the Martin County Arts Council:

Two of my quilts for the show:

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Black + white Transformed: discharge

Black fabrics:

and after
discharge with bleach

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th

six months to Christmas!

I dyed silk scarves this morning, now to felt them for presents!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Imagine HOPE: Awareness through Art

Textile artist Hollis Chatelain plays with colors and emotions, inviting us into her dreams.

Yellow, color of drought and advancing desertsBlue, color of dreams of a better life for millions of economic refugees
White, color of death, genocide, and vanishing hopes
Purple, color of peace and spiritual joy
Green, color of hope for migrants and resident aliens
Our world is changing fast
Almost out of control
Revealing its fragility and our own fears
But beyond wars and global warming
Beyond arrogance and injustice
Beyond exploitation and human rights abuse
Beyond blatant wealth and extreme poverty
We believe there is room for hope
If we speak up and reveal the humanity within us
If we rise above racial and religious differences
If we use tolerance and fight selfishness
If we care about our planet and the future of our children
Then we can believe again
Believe in peace and humanity
Believe in a better world
Then we can imagine hope

please visit

I had the priviledge of viewing these quilts hanging in Duke Chapel; it was a truly moving, and AWESOME experience.

dye painting

I took a dye-painting class with Hollis Chatelain

last week at NCQSI.

I worked on my butterfly; way too cool!

next for quilting...then I will get back to the Butterflyabstract!

Monday, May 11, 2009

fly away butterflies...

still working on butterflies:

the top is my current plan, wings and parts of wings, symbolic I guess, since I'm stretching out of the box, to create not just another butterfly, but not a good scan.

the second is truer colors and clearer pictures of the parts that will be collaged...

also the orientation is 90* different.

so butterflies fly away...

scroll down to April for more

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Red and purple


Wolfpack Red azealeas and purple irises
(that I have moved from NC to PA to OK
and back to NC over the last 20years).
I LOVE these two together!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009


I've been playing with butterflies, or rather photos from last summer,

with the goal of creating a more original and more personal image:

adjusting color:


deleting backgrounds:

I'm not sure where I'm going, but it has been fun, and thought-provoking!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

MAQF 2009

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival was a blast!
I didn't take classes for the first time, but was really inspired by the quilts.

Ballet Trio and Mom by Ann E. Ruthsdottir
Brunswick, Maine

Two of mine were also in this special exhibit: Your World in B+W revisited.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

tree down

Pictures from August 2008

there was not even a wind or a storm this day

I'm saving the tree to use as a bench, or sculpture...

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Oriental beauty

My 2008 AQ challenge quilt.

See more quilts at:

A camelia blooming on the bush that had the funky icicles last month!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

funky icicles

Add Imagesideways, curved icicles!
I have never seen such a thing!
This icicle is almost 12 inches long!



I was working, but I did take a couple of photos!

Don't you love that brillant Carolina blue sky against the snow?

I love the interaction of the sunlight with the icicles.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

my helper?

couldn't resist this one!

Rascal either lays on my WIP, or on top of my machine.

"Of course!," says he.

Starbirth revisited

Starbirth, Starbright 54"

Starbirth, Starbright 24"

Starbirth, Starbright has two versions, the larger one, pictured below at IQF Houston, (see November 1, 2008), and the original, which was too small to enter in "the Sky's the Limit"
(Double click to enlarge photos.)
I think they are cool side by side!
"The Sky's the Limit" will be touring for two years.
the next stops include:
International Quilt Festival, Chicago April 17-19, 2009
International Quilt Festival Long Beach, CA July 24-26, 2009

I also have two quilts in "My World in Black + White". This is a special traveling exhibit. It will be hanging at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, VA. 2/26-3/1, 2009