Monday, October 6, 2008

"Walking With Jim" A Celebration of Jim Piper

"Walking With Jim" is a tribute to the life of my good friend Jim Piper. Jim died on September 15th from a very long and courageous battle with cancer. He was a true inspiration to everyone who new him. This piece is about all the different paths that Jim walked in life. Jim as a person, a husband, a father, a grandfather, with his family, with his friends, service to his country, service to his community, as a sick man and finally his path as he walks off into the light. He will truly be missed.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Dragonfly #2

This Dragonfly #2 art quilt was done the same way as the Dragonfly #1. It is a whole cloth piece with the background painted with acrylic paint, fabric dye and ink. The middle piece was done by machine quilting a larger piece, then cutting it down to the size I needed. I have tons of scrap pieces from these embroidered fabrics in my stash. I use them for all sorts of details. (ex. Flowers, leaves, trees). I love the freedom of freeform sewing. I put on my favorite music turn up the volume and have at it.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Dragonfly #1

This art quilt was one of the first I made that was a whole cloth, hand painted piece. It was done sometime around summer of 2005. This format was what pushed me in the direction that is now my Fantasy Garden Series. The large dragonfly was done by putting netting between two sheets of water soluable stabalizer and stitching out the shape. It is a little stiff.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

New Work

This is a new art quilt that I made this January. It is the first in a new series called UnderWater Fantasy Garden. It is currently on display at the Yieser Art Center in Paducah, KY. The show is called Up in Stitches and is SAQA members only. I was at the reception and it is a very nice show. The pieces had a size limit of 35" x 35". If you get to Paducah for the quilt show at the end of April, try to get by the Yieser

Thursday, March 27, 2008

My New
Web Site
is up and running

Sunday, March 9, 2008

I have 3
art quilts
currently in the show

Up In Stitches
A juried exhibition for members of SAQA
Featuring small format art Quilts from all over the world

March 1 - May 3

Yeiser Art Center
200 Broadway
Paducah, KY 42001
Tues. - Sat.
10 - 4