Monday, September 16, 2019

Getting It Quilted

Haven't gotten to use my new longarm in a while, do this little work is just perfect for a night of quilting. Want to get it over to Schweinfurth before I leave for Australia. Tick Tock.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Back on the Design Wall

Quilts=Art=Quilts asks for a donated piece for the exhibition. Thought it would be fun to make a companion work using the similar fabric that is found in the accepted work. So, here is the start of Little Blue Garden.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time for Some Fireworks

All the work I did today was boring and not picturesque. So here is the end of the day, sitting canalside, watching fireworks. Just relaxing. Necessary.

Friday, September 13, 2019

September's Full Moon

Today's driving was almost 400 miles worth. Tonight's reward was some local music and a full moon to guide me home. Tomorrow I'll tackle my list, and perhaps more music.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Way Off Mark

A quick trip to IKEA while visiting Baltimore had me remembering why I love clean modern design. This rug, woven with that red check, would just be great to print, and then mess up. Ideas, for sure. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

On a Roll

To select a piece for a new hanging, I've gathered the likely suspects. You can see my method for rolling on a pool noodle, then covering with fabric, and tying fabric ties to secure. Last item is a name tag. Works for me.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

I've Hit 3000!

Over 8 years I've posted every day. Today the half moon cookie gets marked for the celebration of 3,000th blog post. Lots of life changes -- coming, going, adding, and subtracting. Thanks to my friends who read this, as well as the people I meet who surprise me with "Oh, I read it every day." Who'd have thought?

Monday, September 9, 2019

Do Your Excercise

A simple four patch is part of the class I'll be teaching in Brisbane, Australia later this month. So, here's the start. Just ideas for starting compositions, this is one in the class "Dozen Ways: Design for Art Quilts." The packing has begun!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

In Harmony

My weekend was consumed with the Turtle Hill Folk Festival here in Rush, New York. Beside three great concerts were dozens of workshops. One on writing original songs, was an eye opener to compare the composing process to how I would start and edit a fiber piece.

Time Difference

It's the wee hours of the morning for me -- I've spent the day at a Folk Festival -- and talked past midnight.So this post is now on the 8th. West coast sees me a few hours earlier, and Australia (my next stop on the tour) is half a day later. It's all road tar in the crack of time.

Friday, September 6, 2019


Friends have work at the Geisel Gallery downtown Rochester. The building has a good collection of art placed in and around. Leonard Urso's work "The Prophets" is mighty tall and strong. Wonder what they would predict for our future.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Enough Color For You?

A few hours of ironing these fabrics has me loving the intense color that emerges. I've done some monoprinting as well as silkscreening. With a few more methods to get color and areas of distinct pattern, I'm liking it.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Try a Little Thermofax

With a piece of indigo printed fabric as the base, I've printed a thermofax image a few times using fabric paint. Just experimenting now, but I've wanted to get myself acquainted with my thermo machine. Need to do more.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Hitting the Stacks

Multiples of a pattern or color is a good thing, as I'd have enough to use on a big piece. Each is about 40" square, so going big means I have to do this again and again and again. So, I did.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Quick Look at the Other Side

Rochester Contemporary Art Center put on an juried exhibition of work by artists that work at art institutions. It was a good gathering of media, from abstract to realistic, and a few things in between  -- like clods of turf. The artists did indeed take back the walls.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Pillows Ready to Go

Since the Memorial Art Gallery has sold out of my pillows (and that's a good thing) I'm in the process of making more. Just need tags, then they are out the door!