Please check out the next Wednesday Night Live webcast with my fellow C&T authors who are teaching at the Empty Spools Seminars this Spring. I’ll be on the webcast talking about my class, Translating Ideas into Fabric. This wonderful conference is held at the beautiful Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California.

You’ll be able to meet all 9 authors and ask them questions about their classes at Empty Spools. With a computer and a high-speed internet connection you watch the show and type in the chat room. Just click here to enter the Digital Lounge at show time. Hope to see you on Wednesday, March 2 at 6:00 pm PST   (7:00pm MT;  8:00pm CT;  9:00pm ET)!

 Please check out the next Wednesday Night Live webcast with my fellow C&T authors who are teaching at the Empty Spools Seminars this Spring. I’ll be on the webcast talking about my class, Translating Ideas into Fabric. This wonderful conference is held at the beautiful Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California.

You’ll be able to meet all 9 authors and ask them questions about their classes at Empty Spools. With a computer and a high-speed internet connection you watch the show and type in the chat room. Just click here to enter the Digital Lounge at show time. Hope to see you on Wednesday, March 2 at 6:00 pm PST   (7:00pm MT;  8:00pm CT;  9:00pm ET)!

Simply Art Chicago

 Coleen’s Calling Birds #13

If you are in the Evanston, IL area in March, please check out an exhibit at Simply Chicago Art Gallery by the Fiber Arts Coalition. Fiber Arts Coalition members are from the upper mid-west region of the US and are also professional artist members of the the non-profit organization, Studio Art Quilt Associates, SAQA.

My quilt, Coleen’s Calling Birds #13, is part of the Blackbirds exhibit and based upon a stanza in the poem, 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird from Wallace Stevens‘ first book of poetry, Harmonium, published in 1917. The line I chose from his poem is:
XII: It was evening all afternoon. It was snowing. And it was going to snow. The blackbird sat In the cedar-limbs.

Clearly, Stevens had been to Illinois in winter.

Simply Art Chicago

 Coleen’s Calling Birds #13

If you are in the Evanston, IL area in March, please check out an exhibit at Simply Chicago Art Gallery by the Fiber Arts Coalition. Fiber Arts Coalition members are from the upper mid-west region of the US and are also professional artist members of the the non-profit organization, Studio Art Quilt Associates, SAQA.

My quilt, Coleen’s Calling Birds #13, is part of the Blackbirds exhibit and based upon a stanza in the poem, 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird from Wallace Stevens‘ first book of poetry, Harmonium, published in 1917. The line I chose from his poem is:
XII: It was evening all afternoon. It was snowing. And it was going to snow. The blackbird sat In the cedar-limbs.

Clearly, Stevens had been to Illinois in winter.

Thread-u-cation Thursdays: Total Hoopless

 

 Just a quick note to those seasoned embroiderers out there who use a hoop when stitching their quilt tops. When stitching a fused art quilt, you must go hoopless.

Why, you ask, must I not hoop my work? Fused art quilts are made up of lots of small elements fused or glued to the surface of the fabric. If you place a hoop on the elements, the hoop will stretch and abrade the design element. The little piece of fabric may fray or even lift off the fabric. So for the best results, you must be totally hoopless.