Collage of Memories “Quilting Arts TV”

Can I just say WOW!  What an amazing experience I had taping 3 segments for Quilting Arts TV.  My amazing guy Gary and I flew in to Cleveland September 13th and taped on the 15th.  Loved every minute!  An absolutely terrific Quilting Arts Team!  Many thanks to the entire crew.


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It’s Setup Time!

A sweet jam taste of some fun!  Starting with fresh jam shortbread cookies earlier. Absolutely love my workshops.  Workshop schedule for 2017 coming soon!  Crazy fun times ahead.  Over 100 tins.  So much more ahead!  Stay tuned……

More pics coming…..

Summertime fun setup


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“Cool Classic Rides 2” Tour Schedule 2016-2017

Hope you have a chance to catch a show or more. Mancuso Show Management Venues: World Quilt Show-New England August 18-20, 2016, Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza September 15-18, 2016, Quiltfest Oasis Palm Springs October 6-8, 2016, Pacific International Quilt Festival October 13-16, 2016, World Quilt Florida January 19-21, 2017.

Promo pic CCR2 #quiltfestvaldani

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A Sleek 58 T Bird Hardtop

My art boxes have been packaged and put away for the Tustin Art Walk in October. Back 2 the “Rides” 31 plus pieces of fabrics compose this sweet 58 T Bird. At first blush, much more work to do!  #staytuned   #moreridesnews2come

58 T-bird 4 2017

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Stitchin Boxes

The Art of the Box continues! Stitchin up boxes on this beautiful Saturday morning.   Listening to the Stones- Forty Licks. My Art Box obsession. Bobbin work using wool and cotton variegated threads by Valdani. On to the next- It’s going to be a stitching box kind of weekend. Gotta love it!   #tustinartwalkoctober2016

Art Box Tustin Art Walk Oct. 2016

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Drop a Cloth Over Metal

Working on a variety of art over this past weekend. This is the backside of cotton painted over a floral metal decorative wall piece.  You can find very cool finds at your local thrift stores, salvage yards, etc. Let the colors flow!  #originalfabrics #silkcottonlinen #workshops #coolart

Drop a cloth over it backside cotton over metal #2 resize


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The Art of the Box

Over this past weekend I wanted to create something a tad different. Every year I love to participate at my local art walk here in Tustin, Ca. Thrilled that I’ll be returning once again to my most favorite event, Tustin Art Walk 2016. A chance to meet the local peeps and shoot the breeze. The downtown Tustin area is very quaint and filled with the local eats.  So, in addition to my fabric art works, journals, fabrics, etc. I’ll be adding these cool art boxes. So much fun to create these. Using vintage fabric remnants, acrylic paints  along with Valdani threads. Sizes range from 8.5 x 5 – 6.5 x 4. These are great for gifts, storage for sewing supplies, potpourri, vintage cards, etc. or just a fabulous conversation piece for a table setting.  #lovesmallboxes

Art of the Box Downtown Tustin Art Walk 2016 #2

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More Cool Fabric Designs From Tin Tiles

Still in a funky tin tile mood. This one was the inspiration for the SAQA and Art Quilting Studio articles. I find great pleasure in creating one of a kind fabrics. Keeping it original. #cottonlinensilk  #lovevintagetins Tins


End Result # 1a


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Yay! Classes are Full……

Yay! My classes are full for 2016. In addition to tin tile painting. I’ve added, by requests, vintage stepping stones.  This cotton butterfly sampler is from butterfly garden stepping stones.  Feel free to check out more samplers in my Gallery-Painted Tins at      #cottonlinensilks


Class Sample Butterflies 2016


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SAQA Exhibit “Stitch Dialectic” April 1-24, 2016

Who’s going?  Opening Reception: Sunday, April 10, 1-3 pm.  So jazzed to have 3 of my “Cool Classic Rides” in this exhibit.  Looking forward to seeing many of you at the reception!  Poway Center for the Performing Arts– 15498 Espola Road, Poway, CA 92064.  Additional Scoop: Powaycenter– Shows & Events- Art Shows.


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