Stitch Quilt

Though this quilt can be viewed as just a fun, graphic modern quilt, it technically belongs in my Protest Series. The inspiration for this quilt came from a Blossom Magazine article about the Speak Your Silence organization. Speak Your Silence is an organization whose mission is “To inspire people to prevent sexual abuse and assault […]

#TBT – Rainbow Strips

Rainbow quilts have become something of a theme for me. I have always been attracted to jewel-tone colors, which may explain my love for rainbow brights and this quilt is no exception. To create this one, I sewed narrow strips of rainbow-hued fabrics together and then floated them in a background of pure white cotton. […]

“Bullet Holes” Quilt, 2018.

I made the decision when I started my “Victims” quilt series to limit the work to mass shooting events in which more than ten people died. To date, that totals 286 victims of major mass shooting events since the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999. However, those 286 still represent a small portion […]

ACA Open Studios – Oct. 13th

I am thrilled to announce that I have been juried into the Arlington Center for the Arts Open Studios day on Saturday, October 13th. You’ll find me at the Central School building at 20 Academy Street in Arlington, MA. I will have thread paintings, quilts, and my books with me and I look forward to […]

Victims Quilt – Parkland, FL 2018

As we move into fall and past the back-to-school rush, it’s hard not to think about the most recent school shooting, the shooting in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day. Here is the finished Victims Quilt, memorializing those who died on that day.

Creative Play Newsletter – Back to School

It has been a really long time since I went back to school in September, but that doesn’t stop me from feeling like a new year is beginning each time Labor Day rolls around. I no longer go out and buy new notebooks and packs of pencils, but I do clear away the piles in […]

Victims Quilt – Las Vegas 2017

I recently decided to change the way that I am doing the Victims Quilts. Rather than continue to create two enormous, unwieldy quilts that include multiple mass shooting events, I am separating out each event into its own banner. Here is the first, the quilt for the Las Vegas shooting in October of 2017. At […]

Master Carpenter’s Square, 2017

It dawned on me the other day that I’ve missed posting some of the quilts that I have finished lately (and not so lately!) so I am going to try and rectify that.  I finished this Master Carpenter’s Square quilt a year ago. It was my goal to finally make a quilt for my own […]

The Creativity Habit Podcast

I started listening to a new podcast yesterday called The Creativity Habit™ that I heard about through a newsletter. After subscribing, I scrolled down through the available episodes to see if there were others from the past that I might want to listen to as well. Imagine my surprise when I came across a familiar […]