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What inspires you?

Artists inspire me. Art inspires me. My personal inspiration usually comes from one of these sources: purpose, pieces, process or partners. I’m a quilter – so no surprise that fabrics are my favorite pieces. I touch the fibers and drink in the colors and patterns. Textiles are designed and manufactured for all sorts of practical […]

Open Studios THIS Weekend

Over the next five weekends more than 800 artists will be showing their work with ART SPAN’s SF Open Studios. I’m participating for the very first time. Wish me luck – or better yet – come see me at Hayes Valley ART WORKS, 295 Oak Street at the corner of Octavia. Follow the FLAGS. Opening reception […]

December: 25 Days of Trees

TREES BY JOYCE KILMER I think that I shall never see  A poem lovely as a tree.  A tree whose hungry mouth is prest  Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;  A tree that looks at God all day,  And lifts her leafy arms to pray;  A tree that may in Summer wear  A nest of robins […]

Ready for Adventure: Creative Journeys

Certainly you should start by feeling sparkly. Every finished quilt embodies a creative journey. Every little ingredient has it’s own story and the process of making it is never dull either. “How long does it take to make a quilt?” Well, how long does it take to grow a leaf? It all depends. I have […]

Shoots and Ladders (Wobbling and Winners)

  Last Tuesday, my 7 year old lap top faded to black and started ringing with alarm sounds. Shoot. This means decisions about computer repair, data recovery, technology, passwords, keyboards, RAM, data storage. Let’s just say it’s not my favorite part of being an adult. I’m all about fabric, color and song lyrics. I just want it […]

Oh, Cherry

I’ve been playing with my gorgeous Cherrywood Hand-Dyed Fabrics singing “Oh, Cherry, our love holds on, holds on.” Seriously. My brain runs on song lyrics. Forgive me, Steve Perry and all members of Journey. This fabric is worthy of your epic tune and I’m eager to use every square inch. I don’t buy much new fabric because […]

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