Riding the “Cool Classic Ride” Wave

Here is a snippet of what I’m working on.  Havin way to much fun!  Stay tuned.  Back to stitchin another very cool ride.   #lookout4ccr22016

Roadmaster fun 2016

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“Through My Mother’s Eyes”

I love the look of threads mixed with a painted texture.  The theme is My Inner Self Portrait.  Below is a partial detail shot.  All the works of art in this special exhibit measure 30 x 50.   My piece was based on a photo of my Mother who was about 20 at the time.  She looks as though her heart is heavy with a glow of sadness in her eyes.  I love the photo even though she looks lost in her thoughts.   Thrilled to have “Through My Mother’s Eyes” debut alongside fantastic works by fabulous artists at  Road To California, January 22-25, 2015.  Check out amazing art at Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists.  Link below.

Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists

Through My Mother's Eyes 2014

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Painting Over Cool Vintage Tin Tiles Or Interesting Metal Finds


Summertime fun!  I’ve been teaching these crazy fun tin tile workshops at my home here in Santa Ana for many years.  Thrilled to have this article in print once again.  Many thanks to Empty Easel and to Deborah Stanley!  Click on the link here to read the article.  http://emptyeasel.com/2015/01/05/how-to-create-your-own-fabric-designs-using-tin-tiles/

Painted linen over tile






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Hello 2015! “Cool Classic Rides” (CCR1) Rollin In To World Quilt Show- Florida

CCR1 closes in Florida.  If you are in the West Palm Beach, Florida area check out the World Quilt show.  January 8-10, 2015.  27 fiber art Cool Classic Rides will be on display.  I have had a ball attending many of the Quiltfest Shows.  Sad that this will be the last Mancuso Show for this collection but so very jazzed to return in 2016 with a new bold collection.  CCR2 will also debut the Quiltfest-Mancuso Shows circuit, follow www.quiltfest.com to stay current with the happenings.  Many thanks going out to Quiltfest- Mancuso Shows, Valdani threads and to Deborah Stanley.  I have had so much fun!  Looking forward to 2015/2016.

Airstream 1960

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On The Cover 1000 Quilt Inspirations by Sandra Sider

Thrilled  to share the cover of Sandra Siders new book 1000 Quilt Inspirations.  Lower right hand corner shows the VW bus.  “Magic Bus” was auctioned for SAQA.  A wonderful organization that promotes art quilts.   “Cool Classic Rides”  continues to roll on.  The first collection will close in January 2015 in Florida, more info later. Over the moon to have the 2016 collection of CCR2 debut and travel the full circuit via www.quiltfest.com.  Happy to have Valdani Threads   return as my sponsor for CCR2.    Riding a very cool vintage wave and loving every minute!  Back to work on the new rides.  Stay tuned!  Additional book info with link below,


1000 Quilt Inspirations 2015

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“Cool Classic Rides 2″ Coming 2016

What to do with amazing Valdani Threads, leftover snippets of fabric and those funky vintage men’s ties.  Design CCR2- Coming 2016!  www.quiltfest.com  Stay tuned!

CCR2 2016

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Blissfully Busy

A slight detour from my “Cars”- currently on exhibit at PIQF  Santa Clara, California.  It’s my 5th year at  Old Town Tustin Art Walk this Saturday October 18th, 10-4  downtown Tustin California. I love the art walk and it’s the only one I do.  Started my mock set-up and getting my layout down to a T. These Lil’ canvas hard- cover journals tend to do really well. They measure 4×6 and of course are heavily stitched using Valdani Threads. If you are in the area, stop by for a chat!  Additional info,  Tustin Art Walk. Lot’s of fun and did I mention wine tasting at the Black Marlin.  Back to stitchin up funky journals. Gotta love it!

Workin the hard cover canvas journals for Tustin Art Walk 2014

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