Motif Maker’s Zine and an Etsy update

I am excited to announce the release of my new publication, the Motif Maker’s Zine. What is a Zine? It is a non commercial offering! It is hand drawn and illustrated, self published and focused on textile design and motif making. Each volume is 16 pages, with a full color cover and centerfold.  The MotifContinue reading “Motif Maker’s Zine and an Etsy update”

StencilGirl Stencils (a SALE) and The Motif Maker’s Zine

Tomorrow!!! June 20, 21, 22, StencilGirl Products will have a Melanie Testa stencil SALE!!! 21% OFF     Scroll to end of post for the discount code! If you haven’t already bought every stencil in my line, I wanted to let you know, it’s time to make a purchase or two!! I am writing the MotifContinue reading “StencilGirl Stencils (a SALE) and The Motif Maker’s Zine”

Zine Volume 2, possible covers

I have just finished printing four possible covers for The Motif Maker’s Zine volume #2, a zine focused the Unicorn, as motif. In an upcoming post, I will share two quilt tops that feature Unicorn prints derived from the this same collection of prints. In the meantime, here are two printed hankies for you viewingContinue reading “Zine Volume 2, possible covers”

Zine Making, what? why?

A Zine is a short & sweet version of a magazine. This printed material is often made by individuals, be they artists, activists, enthusiasts, fans or groups. These booklets are traditionally created by way of photocopy machines, an easily accessible and generally inexpensive means of printing. On March 31 of this year, I went toContinue reading “Zine Making, what? why?”

McCall’s Quilting Magazine and a Meadowlark Giveaway-a guest post

I am hosting a guest post by Stephanie Forsyth, my quilt designer for Meadowlark. We are both really happy that her delicate, groovy, lush, and chic designs using Meadowlark, are going live! What follows are Stephanie’s words:   Ladies and gentleman, I am in McCall’s Quilting Magazine! I still can’t quite believe it! This is theContinue reading “McCall’s Quilting Magazine and a Meadowlark Giveaway-a guest post”

Grace, Running Stitch and the ten years between.

I recently listened my Quilters Save Our Stories (QSOS) interview from 2010, where I heard my own voice, an echo of my past, discussing quilt making and hard times. I did this in preparation for a new podcast interview called Running Stitch, also a Quilt Alliance offering, that seeks to highlight and expand upon their rich backlogContinue reading “Grace, Running Stitch and the ten years between.”

Piecing Unicorn Prints!

I really could not be happier. Last year, I printed gads of cloth. While my new color triangle is not yet complete, I do have Unicorn Feather Prints, Fleur de Lis Prints,Unicorn Prints and more fabrics to be cut and pieced.  I  love making  quilt tops  from my handprints. During holiday break, I cut FleurContinue reading “Piecing Unicorn Prints!”

Prancing Unicorns for sale!

Textile design and motif making are my absolute favorite things to do. While my latest book, Playful Fabric Printing, illuminates how to go about printing in full detail and using many differing tools, it’s focus is more about the tools you need to use -to make- a print. This is why I have begun theContinue reading “Prancing Unicorns for sale!”

New Color Triangle in the Works

I am feeling the pull of having access to a new color triangle in a gradation of four values! Playful Fabric Printing contains a color triangle that Carol Soderlund calls ‘Sunshine’. It’s a great group of colors, and I appreciate being able to draw from all four values of these colors when multicolor printing. But,Continue reading “New Color Triangle in the Works”

Motif Making

I have been skittering down a rabbit hole of exploration into Motif Making. Its been fun. Check out my insta to see a fuller picture of this print and it’s fellas. I am creating a Zine, an artistic, hand written and printed offering, called the Motif Maker’s Zine. These will be 16 page booklets thatContinue reading “Motif Making”