Our guild is making a quilt to auction to benefit the Orlando Museum of Art at the annual Festival of the Trees.  My blocks are finished and ready to turn in to be pieced together.  The blocks will form the shape of a Christmas tree.  I used light fabrics around some of the block edges to help the tree shape better ease into the background fabric. Can’t wait to see how the finished quilt turns out.

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Wow.  Finished just before the deadline.  For the Michael Miller Challenge through the Modern Quilt Guild.  I took these challenge fabrics…IMG_9578mm

and within the challenge rules added some solids…


and some other Michael Miller prints for the backing and binding and


Voila!  Here is my finished challenge quilt, finished in the nick of time.



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The Surface Design Association is exhibiting a few textile art projects by Florida members at the Main Library of the Orange County Library System, and I am very excited to have some of my pieces included.  They are all on the first floor of the library and will remain through the end of August.  Here is a taste of what is on display. I hope it will inspire you to visit. And if you are too far away, I hope it will inspire you to create something.





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I am taking a printing class and have made my first ever block print.

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Pretty scary looking character I created due to skill level not due to design.  You can guess I enjoyed it since I ran right out and purchased more materials for making the next block print. While the plan in the class is to use water soluble inks and make prints on paper, I would like to learn the process to apply it to creating images on fabric.

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Blessing the Boats ~ Lucille Clifton

(at St. Mary’s)

may the tide

that is entering even now

the lip of our understanding

carry you out

beyond the face of fear

may you kiss

the wind then turn from it

certain that it will

love your back may you

open your eyes to water

water waving forever

and may you in your innocence

sail through this to that




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Mom beach California



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Mother Mary, Rest in Peace.


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