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SAQA Benefit Auction

The SAQA benefit auction is running for the next couple of weeks.  Many fantastic artworks are available and every dollar raised is for exhibition programs at venues around the world.   The auction also increases the audience of artists and their art quilts.   The auction is broken down into four (4) sections that run for […]

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Quilt National 2015

  Look what came in today’s mail.  The postcard for Quilt National and I am honored to be one of the 86 accepted artists in this years Quilt National 2015 show this year. It is becoming reality, the opening is a little over a week away.  The quilt in the show is similar, yet slightly different […]

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Art Quilts of the Midwest

  The book, Art Quilts of the Midwest finally came!  I was delighted to open the book and find the photograph of Twisted on the inside cover.  Rion (my son) was standing next to me and was very impressed that he was credited as the photographer and best of all even had his name spelled correct. […]

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Quilting Arts – Free Holiday eBook

Thank you Vivika!  Today’s Quilting Daily is highlighting an article I wrote for Quilting Arts Gifts in 2010 highlighting ornaments made with wire mesh fabric.  Here is the link:  http://www.quiltingdaily.com/free-holiday-christmas-quilting-patterns/

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Grand Opening – The Art Gallery of Royal Oak

  The Grand Opening of The Art Gallery of Royal Oak is April 24 at 5:30 pm when the Mayor of the city will have the ceremonial ribbon cutting.  Blackfinn will be providing food and all purchases will be 15% during the evening. Ralph and I have a wall setup with some of our work […]

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Vertigo, Dizziness and Omniax

Look where I got to spend part of the afternoon. It was lovely! I walked in very anxious, since my experience has never been very good. Imagine an amusement park ride that spins you, turns you upside down and you get motion sickness. This was my third time strapped into the machine and I was […]

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HOOT the Owl

Ralph’s newest “crutch” creation HOOT the Owl. He was very generous and provided a unique baby shower gift for us to give on Saturday. The new parent’s theme for the nursery is owls and they are beer connoisseurs (after all they have contributed quite a few bottle caps to the collection). Ralph put me to […]

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Ralph’s Newest Fish Creation – “The Pencil Fish”

Ralph has been very busy creating a new fish, a colorful Pencil Fish.  All those years of teaching the beginning design class at LTU and having students learn to use the basics using simple tools and not technology paid off.  He collected enough used pencils to create his new fish. These fish are sure keeping […]

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South Oakland Art Association – Art At The Museum

Looking for something to do Friday night (October 4)?   The Opening Reception for the South Oakland Art Association (SOAA) Art at the Museum exhibit is from 6 – 9 pm.  Come see some amazing art, meet local artists and enjoy wine, champagne, music, appetizers and door prizes.  You can even tour the Royal Oak […]

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