From sketch to stretch.

I don’t have much time home in my studio so I need to work through the new ideas that have taken shape during the past year of travel. I do a number of drawings in my sketch book as I travel, mainly on the plane to be honest. This is one I did when I…

Working through the process.

I finished this small sample completely today by adding strips of Kantha to the border, well actually as the border… now it goes into the class demonstration file.

Houston Quilt Festival:- Day 2.

The show opened officially last night and I wasn’t able to get images of the excitement and rush to get into the event because I was out at dinner and then I had the privilege to attend the Opera at the convention centre.

It’s a tradition, people line up, with lines winding down the street for a considerable distance waiting for the doors to open. So today the convention centre will be a bus of excitement and I hope to have some time at lunch to visit the winning quilts.

Quilts from AQS Quilt week

Just a few more of the quilts I loved at the main show. With restricted time, I didn’t even get to the bubble to see some of the other exhibitions.

Paducah – Day 4

I just love going to award ceremonies and dear friend Mark Sherman gave a very moving tribute to  AQS founder Bill Schroeder who passed away recently. What an amazing legacy he leaves.

Paducah, day 2

I jumped out of bed in excitement and anticipation. I just love sharing my ideas, meeting new people and encouraging everyone to take a small leap out of the box.  On the road, you eat what you have in the fridge if you’re busy. Broccoli, cheese soup, yogurt, coffee and hummus. All pretty healthy, but not your normal form of sustenance for breakfast.