Cutting Edge Art Quilts

I am excited to announce I am one of 51 contemporary quilt artists featured in Mary Kerr’s new book published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd.  I can not wait to see my work between the pages with the other talented artists.  The book is due to be released the end of this month or autographed copies can be […]

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University of Michigan – (GOA) Gifts of Art Program

Magic Box University of Michigan Gifts of Art Program through the Health System Event Dates: 6/17/2013 – 8/12/2013 Location: Gifts of Art Gallery 2D University Hospital Main Corridor 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Ann Arbor MI  48109 http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/ I will be presenting my work called Dimension – Fabric Constructions at UMHS’s Gifts of Art Galleries if you are in the […]

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South Oakland Art Association

Monday night, April 8, I am honored to be speaking at the South Oakland Art Association about my fiber art.   The meeting starts at 7:00 PM and is at: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 814 N. Campbell Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067 (½ Mile east of I-75 between 11 & 12 Mile Roads) The meeting […]

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Fanciful Fibers Challenge

I participated in my first ever challenge. Susie Krage from the Surface Design Association – Michigan dyed and manipulated fat quarters of lemon yellow fabric and distributed them to those participating in the challenge. The idea was to see what everyone would create and how they would do it, you could create anything in any […]

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Royal Oak Artist Market

Please come visit Ralph and I at the Royal Oak Artist Market Friday from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a free preview party from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Local restaurants will serve food along with champagne. Also Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and you can even shop the farmer’s market then. […]

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The Beginning

Anyone who has taken one of my classes has heard this story about how I got started making dimensional art quilts or fiber constructions.  The first quilt I ever completed is called Vertigo.  I have vertigo and when I saw a call for entry at the Art of the Quilt through the Novi Sewing Expo for […]

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Quilting Arts Article

Come see my articles in the new issue of Quilting Arts. In the Spotlight has an article talking about my work and how I started working in 3D on page 64. The other article is a how to, describing how to make your own “fabric construction” In 3D. Check out the Table of Contents, Rion’s […]

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Foldable Sewing Machine

Have you seen this foldable sewing machine design, it is a concept created by Richard Burrow a design student at Plymouth University in London. The machine was shown at New Designers New Designers show for graduate design students in London. I’m drooling after looking at some of the work shown. The machine is a really […]

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Mixed Up

Upcoming Exhibition “Mixed Up” – The Scarab Club, Detroit, MI June 27 – July 29, 2012 Reception: Friday, June 29th 6 – 9 pm The Scarab Club 217 Farnsworth Detroit, MI 48202 Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, noon – 5 pm Jack O. Summers, Juror The Scarab Club Spaces

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QSDS Auction Quilt

For anyone who will be in Columbus, Ohio next Friday, June 1 there will be an auction of 12 x 12 quilts at QSDS at 5:00. Here is my contribution made from my hand dyed fabric. It is made similar to the quilt for the SAQA Auction with a separate center. This piece is called […]

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