Florabunda! by RJR Fabrics and ‘Connect the Dots’

I am calling this quilt, ‘Connect the Dots!’, because it does just that! I made this quilt with several intentions…

 

Quilty Box and Florabunda! by RJR Fabrics

I feel honored to be asked to curate the June 2018 Quilty Box. Quilty Box is a subscription service geared toward…

 

Melly Testa uses Florabunda! by RJR Fabrics

I used Floribunda! by RJR Fabrics and combined with Flaurie & Finch’s Darling Dots, which pairs beautifully with my collection….

 

David Gilleland uses Florabunda! by RJR Fabrics

David Gilleland is a quilter and owner of Vector Quilts, he is a quilt designer whose patterns have made it…

 

Debby Brown Quilts uses Florabunda! by RJR Fabrics

Debbie Brown is a quilter, teacher, designer and shop owner. We’ve just recently gotten to know one another and it…

 

Heidi Kelly designs a purse and clutch using Florabunda

When I first met Heidi Kelly, we were at a gallery opening for the METAvivor Serenity Project, which was loud…

 

Jamie Fingal uses Florabunda! by RJR Fabrics

Jamie Fingal is an artist, textile designer, friend, and fellow MistyFuse fanatic. Check out her FB and insta here.  For…

 

Florabunda!’s Blue without You Pattern debut and GIVEAWAY!

Just look at this sun dazzled quilt. Doesn’t it make you want to curl up and read a book, out…

 

Leslie Tucker Jenison uses Florabunda! by RJR Fabrics

Leslie Tucker Jenison and I are good friends. Just to stand near Leslie, feels like you are being hugged and…

 

Susan Brubaker Knapp uses Florabunda! by RJR Fabrics

Susan Brubaker Knapp is host of Quilting Arts TV, which in itself, makes her a quilt world superstar. Susan is a prolific…

 

Teri Lucas, my Quilt Coach, uses Florabunda!

Teri Lucas is a quilter, teacher, quilt enabler and coach whose machine quilting skills are amazing. Check out her Insta…

 

Kathy York and Florabunda!

I am quite taken by Kathy York‘s work. She has the ability to make me gasp with her use of…

 

Lyric Kinard shows Florabunda! off with a Tote

Lyric Kinard is an artist, author and teacher who published Art + Quilt, in addition to offering DVD workshops, a…

 

Sara Mika and Mock Pie Studio uses Florabunda!

Sara Mika is a delightful connection for me, I have yet to meet her in person, but I look forward…

 

Deborah Boschert’s Florabunda!

Deborah and I are good friends. Check out her insta, FB and Etsy. In the photograph below, I had just published…

 

Tiffany Hayes and Florabunda! by RJR Fabrics

Head over to Tiffany’s online presence, Needle in a Hayes Stack, to see her full range of quilt patterns, block…

 

Lost and Stolen 2 sided, handprinted Quilt

Last year, I made this two sided quilt and gained its entry into two well loved magazines, International Quilt Festival…

 

Improving my skill set and building preferences

In the last two months, I have been a very busy quilt maker. The image above shows that I have…

 

Random thoughts on fabric and quilting with Florabunda!

It has been so much fun learning to use Floribunda! in quilts. Florabunda! pairs nicely with other designer lines in…

 

Announcing the Blog Hop Celebration of Floribunda!

Mark your calendars! June 7-16 2018 I will host a Blog Hop Celebration of Florabunda! It’s my new fabric line….

 

Finding pleasure.

Last week, I took out every quilting thread I own, made a quilt sandwich and found a thread i wanted…

 

Machine Quilted Sampling with Florabunda!

Hello Good folk. I am working on my Bow Tie Quilt. It’s been basted and a sample sandwich was made,…

 

Bow Tie Quilt

Over the years, I have convinced myself that I am not a quilter so much as a quilt artist, with…

 

Florabunda! by RJR Fabrics

I am so happy to say, Florabunda by RJR Fabrics, my latest fabric line, is available and on the market!…

 

Bird Buta Motif Making

This week, I finished steaming and washing the Buta prints. Then, I went and bought a magnifying glass, which makes…

 

Hankies, steaming, around and back again

This weekend, I completed printing the 48 Blowsy Rose hankie fundraiser to benefit METAvivor. I have sold 47 out of…

 

Blowsy Rose hankies, chugging right along.

Doing this fundraiser for METAvivor has been fun.  I get to print 48 hankies, make some cash for myself and…

 

Blowsy Rose hankies! An update.

In all, the Blowsy Rose print in Florabunda is a four color design, or as we call it in Playful Fabric…

 

Get your Hankie here! Plus.

As I talked up the creation of the VIP Offering to the AnaOno #cancerland fashion show, many expressed interest in…

 

Silk Hankies, METAvivor, Anaono Intimates and #cancerland

Beth Fairchild is a woman to admire. She works with METAvivor, is a tireless advocate for breast cancer patients,  she…

 

(StencilGirl) Stencils used imaginatively, plus a sale!

StencilGirl Products is hosting a Cyber Monday Sale! 25% OFF! So please, be my guest! Head over there, but read…

 

Printing with Intent

I plan to print 40 fat sixteenths in this carved rubber, buta motif, series ( for 2.5 yards). So far,…

 

Floribunda! RJR and some Multicolor Print Sets

I am happy to announce the debut of Floribunda! by RJR Fabrics. A textile line geared to quilters, sprinkled with…

 

Learning, taking notes and repetition.

Tracking and following your own efforts in a journal is an essential tool for any artist.

   

HST: My block of choice. Still.

I have created a quilt top using the Peacock Paisley prints I recently made with the help of my intern,…

 

Solids and Semisolids

Having recently created a great portfolio based motifs with an Indian theme, I found myself in need of a single…

 

Women’s Health

Recently, I participated in an article in Women's Health magazine called How my Body Changed… And How it Changed Me….

 

Modern Quilts Unlimited, Designer Spotlight and Ziggy Star Dots pattern!

Wow. I am in awe of this entire experience. I have never been featured in a quilt magazine, never had…

 

TOR: Toxic Masculinity Must End

This is my entry into Threads of Resistance. I have named it, Toxic Masculinity Must End. It is printed using…

 

Coloring a Print

The Playful Fabric Print-Along has been a boon and a learning experience for me. Today I share my work, here…

 

Printing-Along Progress and the benefits in printing a Strike Off

I am creatively bamboozled by the Printed Village challenge at the same time as Carol Soderlund and I are hosting a…

 

Finding a purpose and applying my skills

I recently came across Printed Village, (did you know about it? And if so, why have you been holding back…

 

Lace Swirl quilt complete!

Here is my first entirely hand printed quilt top using my Melly Marks Lace Swirl Kit! I am loving it,…

 

Getting from Here to There

Since taking this Free Range Textile Printers show on the road, I have printed about 80 Lace Swirl and Herring…

 

Print-Along preparation, Tips and Suggestions

In preparing to participate in the Playful Fabric Print-Along, I will address to the basic supplies you might need. First, please…

 

Announcing our first Playful Fabric Print-Along

I am considering printing enough of this print to make a quilt. Is it time to organize an online print-along?

   

Lace Swirl Quilt Top

This last weekend was quite productive. I took Bucket to my twice yearly quilt retreat and made great progress while #freerangetextileprinting….

 

We were tired of living in a house and the finer points in the life of a #freerangetextileprinter

I couldn’t rush my current Speed Print! I would really like some Chevron single color prints to fill out the…

 

Flat-Out Fabulous, the New York Post

Today, an article about my breast cancer journey appeared in the New York Post. The hard copy version is named…

 

CBS Sunday Morning +

This week on CBS Sunday Morning they presented a themed show on the topic of cancer. A group of women, myself included…