2017 Year in Review

I started a new tradition last year of writing a year-in-review blog post after I ran across some others doing it.  I find the process of taking stock of the entire year to be a good reminder of just how much I actually did accomplish. American Patchwork & Quilting UFO Challenge – I tackled the […]

Home, Sweet Home

I’ve finished the latest in my accidental protest series.  Entitled “Home, Sweet Home,” it is done in the style of a cross stitch wall hanging and hand quilted. But, the image of “home” is that of a UNHCR refugee tent like the ones currently housing Syrian refugees. The blue fabric matches the color used by […]

art quilt of newspaper headlines from Las Vegas Shooting, overlaid with green gun sight image

Protest #6 – In Our Sights

I doubt this one needs a lot of explanation. It’s pages from The New York Times on October 3rd and 4th, 2017, overlaid with a gray sheer and quilted with black thread in concentric circles. The green gun sight image is appliqued on top. I used actual newspapers, knowing that this piece will wear over […]

Threads of Resistance

Today, I finally had the chance to view the Threads of Resistance exhibit at the New England Quilt Museum. I was at the museum when it opened so for a while, I had the room to myself. Soon however, I was joined by a group tour. Rather than detracting from my experience, viewing the exhibit […]

art quilt of pink crazy pieced woman symbol on white background

Rise Up

I’ve completed the fourth in my accidental series of protest quilts.  This one is called “Rise Up” and it features a crazy pieced, then appliqued and stuffed, symbol representing woman.” What it Means to Me: One of the most heartening events since the election was the Women’s Marches that occurred all over the United States […]

Alternative Facts art quilt in black and white

The Making of Alternative Facts

Work on my unexpected protest series continued this week with a new piece called “Alternative Facts.”  I first created the letter blocks, sewed them together, and then slashed the top and resewed it over and over again. I captured the in-process pictures and created a 33 second video of them; if you’d like to see […]

New Project – No More Names Quilt

I started a new quilt, though it’s not a happy one.  The week after the attack at the night club in Orlando, I was sitting at my machine, sewing the very pretty blue and white quilt for my bedroom and thinking about the news.  I found myself just heart sick thinking about how epidemic the […]