Category Archives: Black Accents

Color Study

Treasures are waiting for us around every corner! Browsing an upscale local flea market, The French Door, with my friend Joan, I found this fabulously simple (and elegant) creation. Each of the rectangular centers appears to be silk–some are solid … Continue reading

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Still Life, Still Alive at Seventy

” How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.” anonymous author, but quoted by Amanda Herring in the winter issue of Women Create Magazine Celebrations take many shapes and forms. I celebrated my 70th birthday with … Continue reading

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Round Robin Consultation

I never know who or what I might find at a local quilt or fabric shop or thrift shop. I see each as a place for a “treasure hunt”. Several weeks ago I ran into a Janet Brown who is … Continue reading

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Respect Your Gift

“Respect your gift. Not everyone can or wants to make a quilt. If your gift is to do so, then by  all means make quilts.” Betty White in Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, Aug/Sept 2013 I’ve found my “creative home” in quiltmaking! … Continue reading

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Realignment

I’ve named my version of a convergence quilt “Realignment” since I shuffled some of the components around and added a fifth fabric. “Creativity is usually seen as an individual attribute but it depends on opportunity for expression and a receptive … Continue reading

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Passionflower

  “Make visual decisions visually!” Lorraine Torrence “Passionflower” began in a class taught by Jan Krentz who is the best teacher I have experienced. She taught from her book Lone Star Quilts and Beyond. The book contains careful instructions on … Continue reading

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Spectator Pumps

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo de Vinci When I first saw my quilt “Spectator Pumps” from a distance of thirty feet it took my breath away! I’d underestimated the visual impact of these star blocks because I had been … Continue reading

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Quilting as a grand adventure…

Fascinated by fabric from girlhood I’ve found my creative home in quilting. What I really love is finding the elements and putting it all together. I’ve long described myself as a mixed media collage artist—this allows me many options. I … Continue reading

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