New Work to Show
This is the latest in my on going series called Weezie’s Wildflowers.  You can see a few others I’ve added to my Portfolio of New Art work here.

Improvising from my scraps of fused fabrics is my favorite way of creating small art quilts. Those little pieces of fabrics are like dabs of paint for me. You trim up the color shape a little bit, slap it down on a collaged background and build up a design as you go. Stitching the quilt just adds the icing to the cake. Its so much fun being an artist!

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New Work to Show
This is the latest in my on going series called Weezie’s Wildflowers.  You can see a few others I’ve added to my Portfolio of New Art work here.

Improvising from my scraps of fused fabrics is my favorite way of creating small art quilts. Those little pieces of fabrics are like dabs of paint for me. You trim up the color shape a little bit, slap it down on a collaged background and build up a design as you go. Stitching the quilt just adds the icing to the cake. Its so much fun being an artist!

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Berea Quilt Extravaganza
Did you know that beautiful  Berea, Kentucky is the Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky? And its one of the nation’s top 25 arts destinations. I must go there!

And so I will. You can find me there during their Quilt Extravaganza where I’ll be teaching 2 classes August 4 – 6. There’s the 2 day Fusing Fun class where you make lots of original fused art quilts and the 1 day Color Chip Collage class where you create a lovely art quilt from fused collages like Betty’s Bloomers above. We have go to go see this town!  All the information about the classes is here. Please join me!

Berea Quilt Extravaganza
Did you know that beautiful  Berea, Kentucky is the Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky? And its one of the nation’s top 25 arts destinations. I must go there!

And so I will. You can find me there during their Quilt Extravaganza where I’ll be teaching 2 classes August 4 – 6. There’s the 2 day Fusing Fun class where you make lots of original fused art quilts and the 1 day Color Chip Collage class where you create a lovely art quilt from fused collages like Betty’s Bloomers above. We have go to go see this town!  All the information about the classes is here. Please join me!

Thread-u-cation Thursday: Chain Stitch

Thread-u-cation Thursdays: Chain Stitch
If you want to draw a really thick line on your quilt top with thread, the fastest way is to use the Chain Stitch. This linked stitch starts out like the Lazy Daisy stitch but attaches to the previous stitch to form a line or chain of stitches. Here you see the Chain Stitch forming bulky cumulus clouds above the tree tops on a stormy day.

Here’s how I make my Chain Stitch: Bring the thread up at point A and re-insert the tip of the needle into the fabric at that same point A. Slide the needle under the fabric about 1/4″ up from point A to point B. Slip the thread coming out of A under the tip of the needle and draw the needle and thread through the fabric to form a loop.

Point B now becomes point A. Repeat the above directions creating a chain of stitches. If you look closely you’ll see a line etched on to the fabric with the tip of the needle. I use the line to guide the placement of the stitches.

After you do a lot of Chain Stitches you can become a member of the Chain Gang. This is a group of embroiderers who are doing time for letting their knots show on the back of their work.

Thread-u-cation Thursday: Chain Stitch

Thread-u-cation Thursdays: Chain Stitch
If you want to draw a really thick line on your quilt top with thread, the fastest way is to use the Chain Stitch. This linked stitch starts out like the Lazy Daisy stitch but attaches to the previous stitch to form a line or chain of stitches. Here you see the Chain Stitch forming bulky cumulus clouds above the tree tops on a stormy day.

Here’s how I make my Chain Stitch: Bring the thread up at point A and re-insert the tip of the needle into the fabric at that same point A. Slide the needle under the fabric about 1/4″ up from point A to point B. Slip the thread coming out of A under the tip of the needle and draw the needle and thread through the fabric to form a loop.

Point B now becomes point A. Repeat the above directions creating a chain of stitches. If you look closely you’ll see a line etched on to the fabric with the tip of the needle. I use the line to guide the placement of the stitches.

After you do a lot of Chain Stitches you can become a member of the Chain Gang. This is a group of embroiderers who are doing time for letting their knots show on the back of their work.