Thursday, December 15, 2016


I love these!
Pinch a white fat quarter in the middle.
Draw it up with the middle at the top.
Weight it at the bottom so it doesn't float up. I use coins and a bull clip.
Put it in a cylinder with about an inch of dye concentrate at the bottom.
Every 15 minutes pour another inch or so of soda ash.
This is after an hour or so.
Once you get to the top, push the center down for a minute or so.
Beautiful? Yes!


Monday, December 12, 2016


There was an amazing exhibit in Mazatlan last month.
The artist, Sandra Price, is from Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands). She creates a quilted background and adds her hand stitched poetry/prose. 
She also brought along traditional blanket work from local people in her community.
Amazing! Thank you Sandra!

Thursday, December 8, 2016


Here is a trial of folded ice dyeing, inspired from the June issue of Quilting Arts, that I tried yesterday. Personally it's not my favorite. Once covered with ice, it's hard to tell where you're sprinkling the powder. 


We're back to Mazatlan. Same amazing and beautiful place. Same wonderful people. AND there's a new quilt shop in town...just two blocks from my house. 
And my favorite "sewing ladies", who I've worked with for many years are running the shop!
Thank you Linda Hannawalt for making this dream come true for my friends!