Appalachian Shibori

Appalachian Shibori

Posted by on Mar 20, 2020 in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

On January 6th, at 6:30 AM, in the freezing, pitch dark, I found my senior-citizen self on Route 22, driving up Cresson Mountain. My destination was Nanty Glo, a small town, whose name comes from a Welsh phrase meaning “The Ravine of Coal.” The reason for this trip was a SAMA art residency with art […]

Enjoying the Creative Journey

Enjoying the Creative Journey

Posted by on Nov 13, 2019 in Inspirations and Designing | 4 Comments

I probably enjoy painting and printing my fabrics as much as I enjoy developing them into finished artworks. After visiting Yellowstone with my husband this past September, I was inspired by the colors and textures there to create some new fabrics. First I began with some break-down silkscreens. This is a process where your image […]

Inspired by Sunshine

Inspired by Sunshine

Posted by on Jul 30, 2019 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

One of the things I enjoy about being a ‘Teaching Artist’ for the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art is the variety of people I get to meet and work with. Every residency is a unique and rewarding experience. Last summer my SAMA liaison, Jess Campbell, and I met with other board members of the Carrolltown […]

The Rest of the Pieces

The Rest of the Pieces

Posted by on May 5, 2019 in Art Quilts | 2 Comments

Last September I blogged about beginning my fabric collage of our dog, Sadie. Over the winter and early spring, I worked on this art quilt in between several other projects. As my palette of fabrics began to grow out of control, I vowed to complete Sadie by March. My last post had shown how the […]

Piece By Piece

Piece By Piece

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in Inspirations and Designing | 2 Comments

Those who know my art quilts know that I am not normally a ‘pieced fabric’ quilter. I prefer to paint and print whole cloth surface designs. But after discovering the amazing fabric collage art quilts of Susan Carlson, I decided to use her techniques to interpret a photograph I had taken of our dog, Sadie. […]