Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Oh Shrine of Mine
Earlier this year I posted photos of the framework or structure that I created from foam core 
to support my quilted shrine.
Our contemporary Fiber Arts Guild Leader
Suggested a challenge where each member would create a work that represented their 
Authentic Self 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


My Colorful Friend
The figures were created with
machine stitching 
and button embellishments
over hand dyed fabric.
The hair is hand dyed wool.
They are quite a pair!

Monday, July 29, 2013


Each year the Ft. Thomas Library
has an event called
Art After Hours
This year I was one of 16 artists asked to participate in the event.
Here are a few photos of my space and one with my cousins Barb and Colette.

Sunday, July 7, 2013


Continuing the mermaids. . . 
The first mermaid
Is an original design in a pose I've 
wanted to try since I began making mermaids.
The second mermaid
is made of lace collaged over
a muslin form and painted in a pearl color.

Friday, July 5, 2013


Stupendous Stitching 
by Carol Ann Waugh
is one of the latest books I've 
added to my collection.
The book is designed to walk you through several techniques combining the decorative stitches programmed into your sewing machine 
and decorative hand stitching.  
I had a great time with this small 14" by 20" quilt created on hand dyed fabric.
Pictured here is the quilt in full from the front and the back and several details. 
I also embellished with buttons, and used a fused decorative binding for the boarder.
I'm looking forward to creating another 
quilt using this book and I really recommend it for your collection!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Part Two of the Lace Mermaid Construction

The mermaid is now covered in various kinds of lace.
Paper flowers were added for details as well as 
lace fish and plastic starfish.
The next step will be to coat her
In a pearl colored glossy paint.
That will happen this evening while watching movies!

CREATIVE FESTIVAL at the Sharonville Convention Center

A few photos from a fun weekend with
Rivercity Figurative Artists Guild 
at the Creative Festival.
We displayed a few dolls and 
My "Katie and the Coneflower Quilt,
Had fun teaching Make and Take Pin Flower Pins
And enjoyed sharing our work and the Guild
With lots of folks.
Me with the Granddaughter Katie's quilt

Our display
And teaching the make and take

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Blank Canvas

After five months of working on a new kitchen, I am ready to start two new projects: a Shrine and a Mermaid.
Here they are each as a blank canvas.
 The Shrine will be covered in quilted fabric and will carry features that express my Authentic Self:  figures, beads, embellishments, buttons and on and on.

 The Mermaid will be kept all white and will be covered in lace and buttons, beads and white shells.   I hope you will follow the progress of both of these works!

A Lengthy Creative Project

It has been a wonderful creative adventure, but I am ready to say IT IS DONE!  For the past five months I have not written in my Blog or done much creative art work.  My time and most of my resources have gone into a new kitchen space.  I've been very hands on, taking down walls and paneling, painting AND SHOPPING!

The new backsplash was the last to be added.

And here it is.       A NEW SPACE

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Queen City Art Club Presentation and Workshop

Today I had an opportunity to do a talk about my art quilt work and creative process 
for the Queen City Art Club
We Also did A small workshop on a resist technique 
used to create interesting fabric designs.
Thank you for the invitation ladies, I had a really fun day!