From Photo to Fabric: Choose the Best Shot

From Photo to Fabric: Choose the Best Shot

January 9, 2016

Listen up. Time for some tough love. That picture of your laughing grandchild, that snapshot of your beloved bulldog, the antique photo of your great-grandmother: what wonderful memories they elicit! But they may not be the perfect subject for a fabric collage quilt. It’s hard for me to say no. When students bring me these … Read More

A Christmas Gift that Keeps on Giving

A Christmas Gift that Keeps on Giving

December 26, 2015

We all have projects that just never seem to get finished. Quilters sometimes call them UFOs–Un-Finished Objects–and these projects are almost always the source of guilt and self-criticism. It’s bad enough when the projects are for ourselves. Worse is when the project is a gift. Two years ago, Christmas 2013, I started to make a quilt … Read More

Making a 20-Foot Crocodile Quilt: Part 1 of 3

Making a 20-Foot Crocodile Quilt: Part 1 of 3

November 15, 2015

Adding another arrow to my social media quiver, I make my first ever blog post. In it I describe the experience of making my quilt “Crocodylus Smylus,” a life size fabric collage creation of a saltwater crocodile.