LET LOVE BE YOU GUIDE – Fabric Paper Art Quilt

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Hmmm… yes, I’m really lovin’ it… paper fabric or fabric paper… collage… or journal… whatever you’d like to call it… I’m LOVIN doin’ it! The basic muslin, tissue paper top has been created, painted, and “ironed into submission” – as I like to call it!  I will layer it with batting, a stabilizer, and backing fabric. I may at that …

“BE FREE” Collaged Fabric Paper Art Quilt

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When you’re ripping, tearing… plotting, planning and PAINTING… might as well go for it and make several at once!  (It’s kind of hectic and somewhat messy!) That is one thing I love about this fun and easy process of “fabric paper!”  It can truly be personal and fun to you, and dare I say the hot word these days… “Green!”  …

“Scatter Joy:” Art Quilt

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I LOVE to FINISH project!  Nothing like that feeling of accomplishment!  I’d been working on this piece for a couple months, and had published the finished picture in yesterday post – in case you missed it!  Sometimes things have to “simmer” on my quilting stove for a while!  Just call me a regular ol teapot! LOL.  I began with a …

CHICKS DIG GLITZ!

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I know I’ve had more than a couple posts about  threads… and it’s likely that I won’t ever stop teaching… encouraging… showing… learning more!  It’s just THAT IMPORTANT if you want to learn to make metallics SING FOR YOU!   Expand your creative world ‘to infinity and beyond!”with metallics! Without that knowledge, your fun at the sewing machine… isn’t so much …

Free Motion Scrapbooking!

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Have you tried applying quilting or sewing onto your scrap booking pages?  It’s nothing really new… but It IS really quite … charming!   I have to say, I’ve had these pages done for quite a while, and they’ve been hung up in my studio… I just remembered I wanted to make a post about them… I hope you EnJOY.They make me very …

SPRING FLING Placemats

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Welcome in Spring! Okay…. maybe NOT just yet…blizzard conditions here in MT yesterday.  Nevertheless… the time is to sew for it is now! Soon it will be here, (truly!) and y’all will be wanting to be out in yards, gardens, and smelling that new grass!  So it’s more than a couple months off here in Montana… but why not DREAM …

JoyFUL we Adore Thee!

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My current project is one in the works for today’s blog…. and it all started with this: THE BIG SHOT! I do alot of fusing… and I love it!  But sometimes cutting with the hands is well… hard on the hands!  So have been waiting … thinking… contemplating about the Accuquilt GO and those cool quick cut dies for several …

West to Glacier

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I’m still re-visiting summer days in the dead of winter; we have wind chill advisories in many areas.  Here is a photo I took late last summer… one of personal favorites. I was on my way home from teaching in Big Fork, MT, hoping to get across the mountains before dark to avoid as many deer as possible.  Oh my, …

QUILT-A-WAY CLASSES I’m teaching Jan, Feb, March 2011

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All of the classes in this blog entry are scheduled at  the wonderful  THE QUILT-A-WAY  quilt shop, who made into one of the TOP TEN Quilt Shops last fall, in beautiful GREAT FALLS MONTANA!  I hope you can JOIN me for lots of sharing, spontaneous laughter, and tons of inspiration! Each of these classes are offered at two separate times  …