Sunday, September 27, 2020

Pile of Work

Works at the ready are part of a showing to a prospective owner. The work they choose will be a wedding gift, a gift to the couple. How lovely. We used a zoom conference to help with selection. 

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Take on a Take Two

I've added a Take Two class in design December 2-3. This is a work as I see it evolve on a student's design wall. It's a photo with many reflections, but I can see the progression and composition as it is shaped and moved along. October's class is full, December about half way.  

Friday, September 25, 2020

Go Big, Go Bold

I've posted a new class for those who are more advanced printers or have taken a print class with me. Go Big, Go Bold is printing with an emphasis on the whole cloth design, that is, where the fabric is later not cut apart. This is one finished and quilted. You can see the class at

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Simple but Complex

This piece uses two pieces of printed fabric. There's a December 2-3 class in design -- Take Two -- where the goal is to design with minimal elements. The November  9-13 intermediate/advanced printing class Go Big, Go Bold stresses printing, yes, but more importantly, printing the whole cloth quilt.  Printing goes live Friday at 5. They're on the web site

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Bird's Eye of the Afermath

Since our class today was virtual, I've no record shots of the lovely solutions using the New Big Leaf block. Just a view of what I had left at the end of the day. There was a lot of fabric flying, quilts draped about, and the studio was filled with good company. A good day, and thank you my Big Leaf Piercers! You are the best.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

It's All About them Leaves

Since it's the first day of fall, we in the Northeast must start to worship our leaves. So, a wall of leaves are ready to usher in The New Big Leaf class tomorrow morning. I'll be joined by people from Massachusetts to Alaska, so it should be a fun tour for the day learning about them and also freezer paper templates. 

Monday, September 21, 2020

Momentary Spaciousness

I've put away fabrics from last week's class, and have a clean slate for Wednesday's class using freezer paper templates. Now to repopulate with works that I've made using that technique. And I've so many to find. If only there were elves to reorder each night. 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

The New Big Leaf

After I made this four square "The New Big Leaf" I realized that there was an underlying square on point. You can bet I made the next quilt like this with an exaggerated diamond in the center. The joys of hindsight. This is my Wednesday class using freezer paper templates.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

One Spot in October's Print Class

Just the basics, but boy, are they basic. I'll be teaching my Glorious Prints Virtual Class this October  19 - 23. November will be an intermediate level class (especially for my "repeat offenders") So, if fall has you in your print studio, join me in October. Visit for more info.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Big Leaf with a Second Life

Kay from Vermont took my New Big Leaf  class, and after finishing the block decided to cut and rearrange. She said she was taking that cue from me (!!) and I very much like what came about. I love when the project becomes something all together new. Thanks for sending this Kay!

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The Other Side of The Zoom Fest

Chords stretch all over the ceiling for webcams, microphones, lights. The ceiling got a facelift, with added lights. The carpet got a quick vacuuming. Now that class is over for the week, I'm back to a clear surface table and wall.