Neu Fibers

Quilts and Fiber Art by Julie Brown Neu

Quilting Through Corona – Week 3

Is it really just week 3 of this? It feels like it has been so much longer! But, I have now gone through all of the stages and come out at Acceptance. I’ve gone from thinking, “I’ll just soldier through for a few weeks until this is over” to “Well, it looks like we’re in […]

Joan Shay's African Violet Pattern

Quilting through Corona – Week 2

Of course I have plenty of projects from which to choose as I hole up in my house and practice more social distancing than I normally do. But, I decided today that I wanted a change of pace. So, I dug into my UFO drawer (oh yes, I have plenty of those too!) and pulled […]

Dear Daughter quilt under the sewing machine

Quilting Through Corona – Week 1

A week ago, I was all shiny and enthusiastic about the prospect of being at home for weeks. Yes, I was going to still be working and yes, I’d be at home with an energetic 7 year old, but she would be having school. I made a pile of quilting projects and thought about all […]

Creative Play Newsletter – Taking Stock

I’m still in my period of planning and assessment, trying to figure out what my new studio practice looks like now that I have a full-time job and a commute (though it seems like it’s only a matter of time before the order to work from home to avoid the Corona Virus comes down). And […]

In the Gallery

My exhibit of the Victims Quilt Project opened last week at the Francesca Anderson Fine Art gallery in Lexington, MA. But, Francesca hasn’t only hung the memorial quilts. In addition to the incredible paintings by other artists that she has paired up with the quilts, she has also hung my newest works, a series of […]

Thread Painted Photo Tutorial

I’ll be sharing this tutorial at my guild meeting next week (Rising Star Quilters), but here’s a sneak peek. (The original thread painting is currently available from the Francesca Anderson Fine Art Gallery.) Why Thread Painted Photos? A photo gives you a place to start. You don’t have to create a design first, but can […]

Creative Play Newsletter – Managing Change

The challenge I am working on this month is fitting a creative practice into an already busy schedule. I have had the luxury of time over the last few years and that time has been invaluable as I have explored my voice as an artist, worked in series, and hung my first solo exhibit. But, […]

Massacre Map

I added a new quilt to the Victims Quilt Project. The entire series is about to hang at the Francesca Anderson Fine Art Gallery in Lexington, MA. It will be on display from February 19th to March 28th with an Opening Reception on February 29th and a Gallery Talk on March 14th. Francesca saw the […]

2019 Year in Review

How is it already the middle of January?  I didn’t think that the end of the year had snuck up on me, but somehow a third of January was already gone before I realized I’d missed writing my Year in Review post. So, better late than never! My focus for 2019 was really the Victims […]