Gwen Marston Lecture

Just returned from attending a lecture by artist and author Gwen Marston from Beaver Island, Michigan. Found her liberating, humorous and her quilts inspiring. She has written over twenty six books and currently has quilts on display at the Dennos Museum in Traverse City Michigan.

Valentine Auction Items For NWAL

Spent the last couple weekends (and weekdays) designing, sewing, quilting and binding for the NWAL Shetland Sheepdog Rescue. It helps all the Shelties at NWAL Herding Dog Rescue, Inc., especially the seniors and the pups with illnesses that need extra love and care. Please have fun bidding.

Valentines Day Too

Here are some pictures of time spent in the studio. Decided to finish off the remaining Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda.

Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Valentine Day too

Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Valentine Day too

Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Valentine Day too. Decided to design on the fly with the remaining fabric.

Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Valentine Day too. Decided to design on the fly with the remaining fabric.

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Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Valentine Day too.

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Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Valentine Day too. That one red square sure catches your eye.

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Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Valentine Day too

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Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Valentine Day too. Getting near the end.

Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Valentine Day too. What can I do with these remaining pairs and scraps.

Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Valentine Day too. What can I do with these remaining pairs and scraps.

Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Valentine Day too. Time to assemble and find direction.

Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Valentine Day too. Time to assemble and find direction.

Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Valentine Day too. Flipped these every which way and still not sure.

Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Valentine Day too. Flipped these every which way and still not sure.

Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Valentine Day too. Design is finding focus finally.

Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Valentine Day too. Design is finding focus finally.

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Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Valentine Day too. I really like the organic feel.

Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Valentine Day too. Finished effort number two.

Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Valentine Day too. Finished effort number two.

Valentines Day

Here are some pictures from our studio using Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda.

Construction of Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Table Mats

Construction of Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Table Mats

Construction of Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Table Mats

Construction of Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Table Mats

Design wall at studio of Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Table Mats and Runners

Design wall at studio of Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Table Mats and Runners

Complete close up of Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Table Mats and Runners

Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Table Mats and Runners

Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Table Mats and Runners

Close up of Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Table Mats and Runners

Close up of backing of Surrounded by Love by Deb Strain Moda Table Mats.

Doll Quilt Swap 14

Here are some pictures from DQS 14. The finished quilt will be in the mail tomorrow to it’s new owner.

Doll Quilt Swap 14

Doll Quilt Swap 14

Fractured Glass Doll House Quilt 14 Swap begins

Fractured Glass Doll Quilt 14 Swap moving forward

Fractured Glass Doll Quilt 14 Swap assembly

Fractured Glass Doll Quilt 14 Swap

Fractured Glass Doll Quilt 14 Swap near completion

Fractured Glass Doll Quilt 14 Swap back with tag.

X and O Quilt

Started the New Year with a couple of new projects. Here is my progress so far with my XO quilt.

X and O Quilt 2014 layout and assembly

X and O Quilt 2014 layout and assembly

X and O Quilt 2014 layout and fabric choices

X and O Quilt 2014 layout and fabric choices

X and O Quilt 2014 getting started

X and O Quilt 2014 getting started

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X and O Quilt 2014 getting ready to longarm design

X and O Quilt 2014 on the longarm machine

X and O Quilt 2014 making progress and the binding is waiting