Friday, March 27, 2015

A rare sight

My cutting table is clear of clutter- a rare sight! I just needed to clear off bits and pieces from completed work to welcome the new pieces I'm planning.

Thursday, March 26, 2015


This will be a background for another quilt. I'm trying to complete my deadlines with time to spare!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The next design

Rather than use Procion dye which requires a long rinse and wash out process, I have swapped to
Kraft Kolour Sun Dyes. They are quick and easy to use and use little water. Sometimes I use spray bottles to achieve the effect I'm after.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Viewpoints 9, round 1

International House Davis will be hosting an exhibition of over 50 works of contemporary fiber art by the international artist group, Viewpoints 9, April 9 - May 6, 2015.  Now in it's 4th year, V9 consists of SAQA artists: Betty Busby, Diane Wright, Lin Hsin-Chen, Kate Themel, Lisa-Marie Sanders, Martha Wolfe, Mary Pal, Misik Kim and Sue Dennis, representing 5 countries. The exhibition will include the group's first body of work, 2012-2013, exploring new sources of inspiration, including the scent of a memory, the masks we wear, symbolism in the contemporary world and 6 more themes.  

 An Opening Reception will be held Friday, April 10, 2015, from 6 - 8 pm at International House Davis, 10 College Park, Davis, California 95616.

Finishing off

I stitch my facings or bindings by hand and this photo shows the back of a recent quilt. A piece of hand dyed fabric was used for the backing as it nicely matched what was going on colour wise on the front. There is no point keeping these older hand dyes in the cupboard as I specifically dye the colours I need for current quilt designs.

Monday, March 23, 2015

My friends

Friends Ali and Rebecca have a wonderful range of hand dyed and printed fabrics that they produce and sell under the Aliquilts Studios label. The recent Stitches and Craft Show featured their work and a one hour workshop was available.
It was very relaxing to sit and hand stitch under Ali's guidance.
Thanks Rebecca, above and Ali for a fun experience.

Italian fabric

It feels good to be quilting a piece of fabric I rubbed in Italy in Orvieto. I later printed with some leaves and grasses.
More to do yet before a facing goes on.