Monarch Sewing Art Challenge Winners

Congratulations to all of those who participated in this challenge. I am happy to announce that together we have raised over $500 for the Save Our Monarchs Foundation. A special thank you to our wonderful judge Susan Brubaker Knapp—fiber artist, teacher, author, and host of Quilting Arts TV.

Putting it All Together

As a textile illustrator, I am forever seeking new fibers and materials to enhance my work. Learning new techniques allows discovery of fun textures in the process. In “Teatime For Poppies,” the main character, a skunk, appeared to me in meditation. Meditation is the inspiration for ALL of my artwork. It’s THE essential step in my creative process and why I’ve written a book about it.

Let’s Talk Stabilizers

As many of you know, I learn by PLAYING and experimenting. The types of stabilizer I use to reinforce the textile illustration varies from project to project.

Fabric Collage-Thread Painting Part 6

My webinars and workshops go into detail focusing on the animal we are illustrating. You are now ready to begin building this collage. Feathers, fur, beaks and claws are all stitched using the same threads, however they may be done in a different way.

A Herd For Hugs – Part 4

Part 4 – Hooray the CalicoHorse pattern is now ready for you to download! Please gather your materials and be sure to visit the photo gallery and CLICK on each photo to read the instructions. During the month of January I will be broadcasting LIVE step-by-step tutorials to help you sew. These will be recorded for you to watch later…