Alternative Facts, 2017

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 […]

Victims Quilt – Sutherland Springs, 2017

Another long quilt hanging in my stair hall. I’ve finished the Victims Quilt banner for the victims of the Sutherland Springs, Texas church shooting in 2017. The quilt is 16″ wide x 102″ long and contains the names of the 26 people who died that day, including the six members of the Holcombe family.

Line in the Sand, 2017

Here’s the finished piece for the BirdZeed January Challenge. “Line” was the inspiration word.  For this piece, I began by thinking of phrases about lines: “Walk the Line,” “Tow the Line,” and “Line in the Sand,” which is the one that Robyn mentioned in her blog post about the Alamo in San Antonio. “Line 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 […]

Follow Your Leadings

This week, I felt very strongly the need to finish the blocks I have been making to remember the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas. It wasn’t on my To Do List this week and I’ve let the blocks sit for weeks on end without picking them up so they could have sat another […]

Women’s Words Fabric Added to Spoonflower

https://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/7518924-women-s-words-portrait-by-julieneu I created this fabric to be the background of an upcoming project and have made it available on Spoonflower if anyone else would like some. It’s in 50 pt gray Sans Serif font on a white background. This one prints Portrait style, which means that the words will be right-side up when the fabric […]

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 […]

In Our Sights

I started a new quilt this week. I’m still reeling from this week’s news of yet another mass shooting, the most deadly of all, and I am not yet ready to start typing the names of victims to add them to the Victims Quilt. But, I still found myself sick over the shooting and I […]