Giveaway: Art Quilt Portfolio: People & Portraits

Today, I’m part of the blog tour for Art Quilt Portfolio: People & Portraits. As part of the blog tour, I had the great honor of being able to interview Martha Sielman, the force behind this beautiful book. I hope you’ll enjoy it! 1) Martha, you are involved with quilting in many different ways. You are the Executive Director of Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA), you write about quilts, … Continue reading

Giveaway: Quilting Arts June/July 2013 issue

I just opened the June/July 2013 issue of Quilting Arts today and eagerly read Martha Sielman’s article, “Creating Realistic Portraits.” Obviously, a topic near and dear to my heart. In the article, she explored three specific areas, “capturing someone’s personality through their eyes, creating hands that do not look awkward or out of scale, and quilting the work without creating unwanted wrinkles.” She illustrated her article with quilts made by … Continue reading

My name in print!

Today’s mail brought me something very special: my name in print! The brand new book, Art Quilt Portfolio: People & Portraits, came today. Sweet hubby just couldn’t wait, and he tore open the package as soon as I told him what was inside. There she was: “Windblown” was smiling up at us from the front cover! I still can’t believe it! He flipped through the first few pages as quick … Continue reading

Time to Pre-Order Art Quilt Portfolio: People & Portraits

Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits is now available for pre-order through the SAQA Bookstore (http://www.saqa.com/store-detail.php?ID=782). I’m pretty eager to see it because “Windblown” is on the cover! Plus, I am a featured artist. What does that mean? I don’t exactly know, but it sounds pretty wonderful so I’m eager to find out! I was told that my quilts shown below will be in the book. Of course, other people … Continue reading

Review of 2012

Here’s my review of 2012 (DD#2’s idea), but I’m going to start a few months earlier because I especially like those events. 🙂 So, in addition to speaking and teaching at fifteen quilt guilds in less than two years, writing twelve articles for Quilting Arts during that same time, and making three trips to California to visit my dad, here is my life for the last eighteen months in pictures. … Continue reading

Giveaway: October/November 2012 Quilting Arts Magazine

Today the new Quilting Arts Magazine arrived in my mailbox. Inside is my article on how to photograph your own quilts in your own home with ordinary equipment. I believe photography is an important part of quiltmaking. It is helpful during the quiltmaking process so you can audition various options, for instance. But I always tell people that a quilt isn’t done until it is labeled and photographed. I became … Continue reading