Handmaid Harriet

Handmaid Harriet-Free Pattern

Have you been watching the new tv series based on Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale? I read the novel 20-some-odd years ago, but the nightmarish possibilities held within seem closer to reality nowadays. I decided to make a quilt inspired by Offred and her friends. It’s a riff on a classic Sunbonnet Sue quilt […]

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Stole Commission

My friend Karen requested I make the stole for her to wear during her ordination in the Unitarian Universalist church. Today was the ordination ceremony. It was so full of love and joy and celebration for Karen’s accomplishments and welcome into her ministry. I began the process by making a pattern from an existing stole, […]

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Mounting Art Quilts on Stretched Canvas-My Method

I have seen many methods for mounting art quilts onto a stretched canvas, cradle board or other substrates. But most of the ones I found used a permanent adhesive. I needed to mount my thirty art quilts for my solo show with some method that was easily reversible and involved no adhesive. Fast, easy and […]

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Windsock Arms Pub Night

Last night at the College Park Aviation Museum, I had the pleasure of leading the activity at the Windsock Arms Pub Night. This is a monthly event at the museum. You can beat a fun relaxed evening with fantastic food and drinks for $10! As the “guest of honor,” I was asked to pick a […]

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Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop 2017

This is my THIRD YEAR participating in this fantastic blog hop hosted by Cheryl Sleboda. I love participating. I am such a deadline-driven person! Having a blog date makes me get in there and work! The blog hop is very timely for me this year. We are about to renovate our master bathroom, and we’re […]

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Aviation Museum Outreach Programs

One of the most amazing aspects of having my first solo show at the  College Park Aviation Museum is being able to plug into their already existing public outreach programs.  The museum has welcomed me to participate in any of their regularly scheduled and special activities. These programs vary from a brown bag lunch lecture […]

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pojagi I

Aviation Quilts: Pojagi

Pojagi (or bojagi or jogakbo) is a method of Korean patchwork, using flat felled seams that are fully enclosed on front and back, similar to a French seam used in garment sewing. Equally used and valued by Korean peasants, working classes, and royalty, these multipurpose textiles combined functionality, aesthetic, and craftsmanship. They served a variety […]

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Spring Clean Your Studio 2017

I am thrilled to announce this year’s blog hoppers!!  Every year, we show you the “before and after” of our studios, and we usually give you some cool studio inspirations along the way. This is my THIRD YEAR participating in this fantastic blog hop hosted by Cheryl Sleboda. Here’s last year’s blog entry. It is […]

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small yellow propeller 8 x 8

Aviation Quilt: Yellow Propeller

Yellow Propeller 8 x 8 cotton fabric, cotton and rayon thread Machine sewn and quilted This quilt depicts the front end and propeller of a Curtiss Jenny. This is the last quilt I completed for this exhibition. I think it’s one of the most successful, and from feedback I’ve received, it’s one of the most […]

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large Struts 24 x 18

Aviation Quilt: Over and Under

Over and Under 24 x 18 cotton fabric, cotton thread Machine and hand sewn, hand appliqued, and machine quilted This quilt depicts the wooden structure from the wing of the Bleriot XI airplane. I was drawn to the repetitive patterns and graceful lines. I made lines using a method for making bias stems for floral […]

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