Saturday, March 30, 2013


We've taken a road trip this month...three weeks in Guadalajara and a week exploring in the state of Colima. Our goals were to see more of Mexico and to study Spanish. Both objective accomplished! Tomorrow we head back to Mazatlan.

But I can't live without my fabric and needles and thread, etc. etc., so I packed along a basket of supplies to keep me going on my quilt journals and "bird signs". I brought along 10 small pieces of batting and I'm happy to say I have filled them all up. I don't have a sewing machine with me but I did complete all the raw edge applique - and now I'm just waiting for TIME at the machine.
Here are a few of my half-finished creations.

Saturday, March 23, 2013


My friend Barb Round, a member of my Cyber Fibre's quilt journaling group, is the Eclectic Zentangle Quilter. She is a multi-talented, energetic quilter who now has combined her love of quilting with a method of doodling ( Last fall she traveled from her home in Campbell River, BC to Rhode Island to become a Certified Zentangle Trainer, and now is teaching throughout the west coast of BC. Check out her website at It's great!
In perusing through Barb's website, I saw this example of student work. What a great idea...take your child's or grandchild's artwork and turn it into a quilted piece of art!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

DYE DAYS 2012-13

Rosemary brought a "show and share": her quilt from last year's hand dyes.

That's it for this year...17 days. Midst my travels to and fro, I squeezed in 17 good studio days with new and old friends who wanted to have some dyeing fun. Here are a few shots from our time together this winter.

Laura and Susan dyed these
 lovely cotton shawls.

Dora Alicia created this tie dye on manta
 and then took it home and
made a very fun apron!

Barb produced this at a collage workshop.
Nat, from Comala, created this fantastic shirt.
This is Joyce's lively collage.