RIP RBG

Yesterday, I sat watching the Inauguration while I put the finishing stitches into my memorial to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In fact, I was tying the final knot as President Biden walked away from the podium after his speech. Seems fitting. At 65″ long, this quilt is slightly taller than Justice Ginsburg was herself, but the […]

Creative Play Newsletter – A Fresh Start

So far, 2021 is just as much of a dumpster fire as 2020, but nonetheless, I am feeling hopeful. The year is over and there is a vaccine on the horizon so I am choosing to embrace 2021 as an opportunity for a fresh start. I’ve ripped up my goals from 2020, and spent some […]

Quilt block missing from top, shredded fabric edges and view of the blanket below

2021 UFO Challenge

I am getting started with the 2021 American Patchwork & Quilting UFO Challenge, though I prefer to think of the projects I am working on as “Works-in-Progress” rather than UFOs. “Unfinished Object” feels like it comes with some judgment, whereas I like to think that I am merely continuing work that is already started. Still, […]

2020 Year in Review

Oof. I don’t need to tell you that 2020 was a crappy year. With all of the stress of the year, the time spent making nothing but masks, and the months when I just couldn’t get motivated to create anything, I feel like I did no quilting this year. But, when I look back at […]

Creative Play Newsletter – Resilience

And the Word of the Year for 2020 is . . . RESILIENCE! I hate to wish away time but, there are only 15 days left in this disastrous year! I know that we certainly are not out of the woods yet and that COVID-19 will still be a persistent part of our lives on […]

Arlington Open Studios TODAY

Arlington Open Studios is STREAMING LIVE today! Catch me in my studio at 1:00 PM ET. Use the links below to join: Facebook YouTube For more information about Open Studios and links to the online gallery and marketplace, see the Arlington Center for the Arts.

1 Week ’til Arlington Open Studios!

I am thrilled to be joining the Arlington Center for the Arts 22nd Annual Arlington Open Studios on Saturday, November 14, 2020. The ACA has reimagined the format of this year’s event to take place virtually and there are many opportunities to meet and support local artists, while also enjoying a full schedule of live […]

self portrait in fabric

“Fury”

Though there has been an awful lot lately that makes me so angry that I feel as if my hair is on fire and my head is going to explode, I actually began this self-portrait called “Fury” years ago. I was at a livestream event for TED 2018 where I saw Tracee Ellis Ross speak […]

Created Equal Exhibit Now Open

I am thrilled to say the two most recently completed pieces in my Protest Series are now on display as part of the “Created Equal” exhibit at the Arlington Center for the Arts. Both “Last Words 1” and “Fury” are hanging in the Shaira Ali Gallery at the ACA until November 6th. The exhibit is […]

Got My Creative MoJo Back!

Finally! After all these months of not feeling very creative and not being interested in doing any quilting, my creative energy just rushed back into my life yesterday afternoon.  In the space of a few hours I: Finished the top for the UFO Swap I’ve been doing with the Rising Star Quilters Guild. I’d originally […]