Stitching in the South of France
Imagine my delight when I received this picture from Veronique, who lives in the South of France. She and a group of textile artists meet and share ideas on a regular basis.
This pillow, created by Veronique, was inspired by my article in the February/March 2009 edition of Quilting Arts Magazine call Power to the Hand Stitcher.
Here is my version of the heart quilt, Joyful Heart #21, from the article. I like Veronique’s version much better. Her stitching is exquisite! Proving once again that hand embroidery transforms a quilt from flat to vibrant and beautiful.


Stitching in the South of France
Imagine my delight when I received this picture from Veronique, who lives in the South of France. She and a group of textile artists meet and share ideas on a regular basis.
This pillow, created by Veronique, was inspired by my article in the February/March 2009 edition of Quilting Arts Magazine call Power to the Hand Stitcher.
Here is my version of the heart quilt, Joyful Heart #21, from the article. I like Veronique’s version much better. Her stitching is exquisite! Proving once again that hand embroidery transforms a quilt from flat to vibrant and beautiful.

We Have a Winner!
Congratulations to Bairbre Bible for her first place win in the Hill Country Quilt Guild Show with this quilt, Lady of Shallot! I had a lovely visit while teaching the ladies of Texas in 2008 where Bairbre and I met.
Do you recognize the fabric background? That is a piece of my hand dyed fabric called Italian Prune. I love the way she used the color striations found in the fabric to her advantage. This is an excellent example of how to use a hand dyed fabric.
Great quilt Bairbre! You deserve that first place award.

We Have a Winner!
Congratulations to Bairbre Bible for her first place win in the Hill Country Quilt Guild Show with this quilt, Lady of Shallot! I had a lovely visit while teaching the ladies of Texas in 2008 where Bairbre and I met.
Do you recognize the fabric background? That is a piece of my hand dyed fabric called Italian Prune. I love the way she used the color striations found in the fabric to her advantage. This is an excellent example of how to use a hand dyed fabric.
Great quilt Bairbre! You deserve that first place award.

Danger! Low Inventory!
It looks like it’s time to dye again. My inventory of hand dyed fabrics for the Artfabrik site is running on empty. Everything from the Avacado Squash colorway to Italian Prune is in need of replenishment. And I ask you, where was Martha Stewart when I needed help naming these colorways?

It will be a battle between my need to dye fabric and my desire to be out in the garden this coming week. If only I had a little elf to dye the fabric!

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Danger! Low Inventory!
It looks like it’s time to dye again. My inventory of hand dyed fabrics for the Artfabrik site is running on empty. Everything from the Avacado Squash colorway to Italian Prune is in need of replenishment. And I ask you, where was Martha Stewart when I needed help naming these colorways?

It will be a battle between my need to dye fabric and my desire to be out in the garden this coming week. If only I had a little elf to dye the fabric!

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