Packed Up!

I have packed up my Riva apron and have left the dye studio ready for the renovators to arrive on January 27.

If you need anything from the Artfabrik store, now is the time to place your order. The store reopens on March 1 with a brand new makeover. (I, sadly, will still look the same.)

What will I be doing while the workmen rehabilitate my workspace? Why stitching, of course! I may not have a sewing machine to play with, but I will have a bevy of beautiful threads, fabrics, and needles to entertain me for well over a month. While I’m gone, I’ll show you my work in progress. And here’s a hint: it ends up looking a little like this piece above.

My Next Big Idea!

It started with a nightmare. I’m in a pit. I’m trapped under heaps of fabric, tangles of thread, and paperwork from 5 decades earlier. As I rip off my clinging rubber gloves I scream, “I must escape!!!!”

And then there was a bright flash of light, and it came to me. I must remove everything from my dye studio and start over.

Which is how the renovation of my dye workshop began. For the last 3 months, I’ve cleared out the accumulated debris of 35 years of dyeing. Unused dyes and silkscreens found a home. Ancient files became shredded ribbons. Friends and family discovered boxes of yarn, fabric, and mementos on their doorsteps. The studio is purged and ready for a makeover.

What Does This Mean for You?

The workmen arrive on January 27 to renovate my studio. I leave town on January 26. If you need any gorgeous thread or fabric or items from the Artfabrik store, now is the time to place an order.

I will reopen the Artfabrik store March 1 in my brand new studio.Can’t wait!

Free Cat Patterns at the Quilt Show!


I would love to see you this weekend, March 28 – 30 at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago.

You’ll find Frieda Anderson and me in booth, #1224. Look for Artfabrik/Friestyle.
We’ll have our hand-dyed fabrics and threads, patterns, and quilts on display.
But wait! There’s more!
catandfoodI’d also like to give you a free cat pattern when you stop in at our booth. No cat hair included. And no need to buy anything either. Just stop in for your free, non-shedding cat pattern.