Monday, October 1, 2012

Here's a link to the post from Jeanne Palmer Moore's blog on the Stitch and Paint class at CREATE Chicago.  There's a picture of the students in class.  I'm the lone cat lover.

Saturday, September 29, 2012


Here's my projects from the CREATE Retreat I attended in August.  This was the Shabori class I took.  It's amazing what you can do with a can and some string.  I used Setacolor fabric paints by Pebeo.  I really like these paints.  It's the first time I used them.

I also did Batik with Soy Wax.  That was a real fun class.  I never realized how many marks you can make with everyday items.  Can you guess what they are?

That snowflake looking pattern in the upper right-hand corner is the bottom of one of those plastic strawberry baskets.  I stamped a yard of fabric with that pattern and I'm going to paint it with Cobalt Blue for a great wintery themed fabric.

Below is my fabric from the Create Your Own Fabric class.  These were created with the Setacolor by Pebeo and Silks Acrylic Glaze by LuminArte .

This piece is going to be made into a pillow.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

HOOT Class ... the last one

Here's my picture from Mark Polomchak's class at HOOT this year.  Mark always has a good class.  I can't wait until the SDP convention in St. Charles to take another of Mark's classes.

Fog Delay

 Click on Mark's name to the right under My Watercolor teachers to see more of his work.

Monday, August 20, 2012


Here are the projects from the HOOT painting convention I just attended.  Missing is the watercolor with Mark Polomchak. I'll post Fog Delay in about a week. HOOT is always a good time and I look forward to next year already!

Coneflower with Laurie Mac Kenzie, TDA

Secret Get Away with Carol Spohn

Make A Journal with Kelly Hoernig

Rainbow Bill with Cindy Harrison

Monday, July 30, 2012

A Ray of Light Post #1

Saturday I went to a bus trip to the Quilt Shop Hop in Kokomo, IN with the Pride of the Prairie Quilters.  It was a great time.  During lunch, mom and I were talking with the girls at the table and I happened to mentioned that I am a beginner.  A little later, one of the girls we were talking to came up to me and gave me a complimentary quilt pattern called A Ray of Light by Linda Kaiser which is published by JWD Publishing.  Her name is Teresa Fields and she is one of the designers for JWD Publishing. She asked me to show her what I've done when I go back next year.   

Well, that sounds like a challenge to me and I'll take it!  

Check out Teresa's patterns here.  I can't wait to start picking out fabric for the quilt.  I decided to make the throw size.  It will come in handy on bus trips.

A Ray of Light