Monthly Archives: January 2012

Favorite Color Gradations

Favorite Color Gradations

Favorite Color Gradations – 3 hours: You’ll learn how to dye with fiber reactive dyes by either picking your favorite color from my Candiotic Table of Elemental Color and dyeing a dark to light gradation of it, or you can pick 2 different colors and dye a gradation between them. Either way, you’ll end up… Continue Reading

One Moment | Time

One Moment | Time

I have grown to love blogging, it’s a habit for me now. I set the goal to blog every weekday a couple of years ago, and I’ve pretty much managed to do that. When I DON’T, I feel this nagging sensation in the back of my head. But I have come to realize that I… Continue Reading

QATV 900 is Ready!

QATV 900 is Ready!

This just in…the next season of Quilting Arts TV is available on DVD! You can read all about the fun I had taping segments of this last August here, here, and here. In episode 901, I show people how I make some botanical sketch pillows inspired by floral buttons, (using the WORLDS BIGGEST RULER) and… Continue Reading

Radiance PFD First Test

Radiance PFD First Test

Are you familiar with Radiance? It’s a fabric that is 50% silk and 50% cotton, and Kaufman now makes a PFD version of it. I’ve got a customer who wants some bright silky fabric, but was worried that working with 100% silk would be too difficult, as she’s working with some very small pieces. I… Continue Reading

Looking Forward to 2012

Looking Forward to 2012

Re-reading my beginning of the year posts from last year makes me laugh – meaning that I could say almost the same thing this year! In short, I had a great year.  I’m working towards figuring out what I like to do, and what I don’t like to do, when it comes to moving forward… Continue Reading

Looking Back on 2011

Looking Back on 2011

Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely time ringing in the new year. We had a quiet night at home, playing trivial pursuit and watching a movie. I find that low key New Year’s Eve celebrations are just what we need to recover from the craziness of the Christmas season. While thinking about… Continue Reading