Summer SHIMMER – completed!

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This is what I began with.  My first piece of shibori-styled, hand-dyed fabric, made in the glorious summer-hot days!  These are the threads I chose to create Summer Shimmer:  YLI threads in three styles: Candlelight, Pearl Crown Rayon, and Designer 6, all wonderful textures of thick threads from YLI.  I also used GLITTER and Rainbows tri-lobal polyester from Superior Threads. …

Summer SHIMMER – Preview

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(Not if but when!) … the spring to summer weather makes it’s debut in MT, I will post pictures of the Shibori dyeing with the PVC pipe. Until then… we live with the winter-barely into-spring weather!  As mentioned earlier, this is one of my first pieces of “shibori-inspired” hand dyed fabric which I made last summer on my back patio!  …

SUMMER SHIMMER

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This is what we woke up to on Sunday morning….  SNOW – again. Our Best Dog Micah LOVES the snow… Now this is what I’m dreamin’ of… (in my sewing studio, that is!) — SUMMER!   Blues and yellows are favorite summer colors… and this piece of fabric is my inspiration.  It’s the first attempt at dyeing using the shibori technique …

There is Nothing Greater than… GRACE

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Inspired by Point Of Grace. The Song: “There is Nothing Greater Than Grace.”  What do you say to someone who feels like they’ve lost it allover the edge with no one there to break their falland what do you say to someone who feels so unlovedgiving themselves away a little bit every day just to be good enoughand what do …

BUILD UP

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Words have power.  They cannot break bones, but they sure can break a heart.  And a word well placed can soothe anger, create good will, and provide comfort.  Sharp tongues cut like a sharp double-edged knife.  They cannot be taken back. “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others …

“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!”  …

GIANT SPRINGS Quilt

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Giant Springs — a beautiful, colorful, fresh water, bubbling, amazing and very large, natural spring!  It bursts forth from the ground near the Missouri River in Great Falls.  It’s also part of a beautiful park; situated along the “Rivers Edge Trail” — the jewel of this city! This is the quilt I named for the springs, because the colors are …

FLOWERS from Mac

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Ah… the sweet memories of summer in the middle of January!!!  Awesome! God is good… really GOOD!It really doesn’t get any better than this when it comes to spending a little vacation time on a hot summer day with the girls by the lake… sitting… chatting… fusing and cutting!  A darling boy “Mac” helped me cut these flowers out… and …

PLAY with ABANDON!

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“Mrs. Twedt” was my art teacher when I was in high school back in the 70’s!  I met her… again, thirty+ years later, quite unexpectedly…’ in my next door neighbor’s back yard, at a Fourth of July barbeque several summers ago. She goes by “Katie” now… and it took me awhile to get comfortable calling her only by her first …

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  …

Psalm 91:11 for JAMIE

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Jamie’s Angel… flashy and funky, stylin’ and cheerful…bright and red-haired, creative and musical… that’s our JAMIE!  This quilt was inspired by, and is dedicated to my friend and Christian sister, Jamie B.  I had so much fun playing ‘dress-up’ with this doll of an ANGEL.  Love her red hair! Everything else I chose revolved around the red head!  I had …

REJOICE for RACHEL

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“REJOICE for RACHEL!” This is the first quilt in a series I am planning… dedicating an art quilt to each of several Sisters and Friends. REJOICE!  That’s what I feel everytime I see this lovely young lady, RACHEL. I rejoice! So this art quilt is dedicated to her!  (And it is her birthday gift too!)  This young lady was part …

Wool Flower Beaded JEAN Jacket

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Flower detail of the back of the jacket My most favorite Jean Jacket! I LOVE to embellish clothing!  And I’ve found some products I really enJOY using.  Art Glitter, namely.  What a great product.  Durable, pretty and easy to use.  This jacket has been washed LOTS as I’ve enjoyed wearing it LOTS! This is the front of the jacket, where …

“JOY” Art Quilt

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During the Christmas season we celebrate the grand night God came down to earth as baby. And perhaps to the rest of the universe the event looked merely like an astounding humiliation… God, the Creator of all, became man, taking the form of a human body; a somewhat ordinary and perhaps unimpressive thing to some of us. He endured life …