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Nuno felt art quilts swirling into action

I promised to update you on the nuno felting results. This quilter just adores the water color, layered effect that nuno felt gives to my tops. Equipped with roving in greys, natural off whites and blues, I actually completed one quilt with nuno felting yardage in...

Cowabunga II

Despite subzero temperatures last weekend, we stayed quite warm under Cowabunga II: Feline Party Wave. Do you remember that surfing cat fabric I picked up last year at City Quilter? Bought to create Kowabunga Karina? Well, I took apart the second baby quilt top and...

How begin 2016? With whichever craft I please!

Blocks of quilting, knitting, mending, drawing and dreaming frame the early days of 2016. Soon I’ll finish the second quilt in the Cowabunga Cat series. This one kind of got away from me. Originally, the second surfing cat quilt would also be a baby blanket....

Art Quilt Collector: Dawn Allen

As an art quilter, collecting and admiring art quilts comes part and parcel with the passion. This fall, I vowed to support the Studio Art Quilt Associates Auction for 2015. With 358 members submitting work, this is a mind boggling bounty of techniques and voices...
Trends of Quilt National 2015

Trends of Quilt National 2015

A flash sale on Southwest Airlines suddenly snapped my long held daydream of visiting a Quilt National exhibit in Athens, OH. Owning several of the exhibit catalogs is never the same as seeing art in person. How I thoroughly treasured my afternoon dose of reality at...
Karina Kowabunga! Quilt

Karina Kowabunga! Quilt

Remember that surfing cat fabric I purchased last winter? Improvisational piecing resulted in a couple of quilt tops with coordinating Cherrywood gradient packs. Despite the fact my to do list is 8 miles long today, I went to Laurena’s to use the Statler...