Quiltmaking 101 - pressing curved seams

QUILTMAKING 101 - PRESSING CURVED SEAMS

Just as sewing curved seams is a bit trickier than straight seams, pressing is also a bit more worrisome. But with any kind of seam,...

Quiltmaking 101 - freehand and curved seams 3

QUILTMAKING 101 - FREEHAND AND CURVED SEAMS 3

If you want to sew S-curves or even more complicated curves, you probably need more precision than you can get from the just-sew-it...

 
 
 
Found poetry 20

FOUND POETRY 20

Quiltmaking 101 - freehand and curved seams 2

QUILTMAKING 101 - FREEHAND AND CURVED SEAMS 2

If you have chosen to cut your quilt pieces freehand instead of using a ruler, or if you are deliberately using curved seams, you face...

 
 
 
Quiltmaking 101 - freehand and curved seams 1

QUILTMAKING 101 - FREEHAND AND CURVED SEAMS 1

The rotary cutter is a blessing for anybody wanting to make straight edges, a huge improvement over tracing around a template with...

Found poetry 19

FOUND POETRY 19

 
 
 
Quiltmaking 101 - batting cleanup

QUILTMAKING 101 - BATTING CLEANUP

Several years ago I started a series of blog posts that I call Quiltmaking 101 - tutorials on all the basics of machine-pieced quilts....

Kimono everywhere 4 - my pieces

KIMONO EVERYWHERE 4 - MY PIECES

For our Kimono Challenge I made two small pieces using only small scraps. I searched out torn and frayed bits and areas where the kimono...

 
 
 
Found poetry 18

FOUND POETRY 18

A quiltmaker's dilemma

A QUILTMAKER'S DILEMMA

Last summer I took four quilts out to hang at a doctors' office as part of a program that PYRO Gallery has had for a few years. Twice...

 
 
 
Kimono everywhere 3

KIMONO EVERYWHERE 3

I realized in looking back on past posts that I never finished telling you about the Kimono Challenge that our local fiber and textile...

A quilt show that I'd like to see

A QUILT SHOW THAT I'D LIKE TO SEE

Catching up on my digital reading for the week, I finally got to read a review from Hyperallergic about a show of quilts at the Baltimore...

 
 
 
Found poetry 17

FOUND POETRY 17

Spell check strikes again

SPELL CHECK STRIKES AGAIN

I've never been a big fan of spell check because spell check can't think. As long as a word is in the dictionary it's OK with spell...

 
 
 
Daily art report 5 - maps of the USA

DAILY ART REPORT 5 - MAPS OF THE USA

Recently I started a challenge to myself in my daily map project, having to do with the map of the United States. What is more familiar...

Found poetry 16

FOUND POETRY 16

 
 
 
Women / Impressionism 6

WOMEN / IMPRESSIONISM 6

One last post from the exhibit at the Speed Museum. Whenever my friend Marti and I go to a museum we play a game at the end: which...

Women / Impressionism 5

WOMEN / IMPRESSIONISM 5

Almost done with my report on the "Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism" show at the Speed Museum in Louisville. Most of the work...

 
 
 
Women / Impressionism 4

WOMEN / IMPRESSIONISM 4

A couple more posts about the exhibit at the Speed Museum about women painters in Paris during the late 19th century. First off, a...

Found poetry 15

FOUND POETRY 15

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

'blessings swirling' contemporary abstract landscape painting by santa fe...

'blessings swirling' contemporary abstract landscape painting by santa fe artist dawn chandler

Blessings swirling by dawn chandler Blessings Swirling by Dawn Chandler contemporary abstract ‘textual' landscape oil & mixed media 24” x 24” x 1.5” Blessing Swirling is a... Read more ...

Original Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting,Trees,Abstract Figure...

Original Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting,Trees,Abstract Figure "Together" by Contemporary Arizona Artist Pat Stacy

Bright trees with a sunset in the background are watched by a couple. The descending copper squares are the light of the Creator entering the painting. 12"x12" Original Mixed... Read more ...

29 Winners Announced for 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra...

29 Winners Announced for 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

The European Commission and Europe Nostra announced the winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/ Europa Nostra Awards. The 29 winners from 17 countries have been... Read more ...

Mixed Media, Contemporary Fiber Art “SACRED CANYON” by Contemporary Artist...

Mixed Media, Contemporary Fiber Art “SACRED CANYON” by Contemporary Artist Gerri Calpin

20 1/2"x20 /2"x1" Mixed Media Mounted on Gallery Wrapped Canvas Painted papers, fabric, acrylic paints, beads. Mounted float style on gallery canvas covered with painted and... Read more ...

Chinese Pavilion Opens With Robot-Printed 'Cloud Village' at 2018 Venice...

Chinese Pavilion Opens With Robot-Printed 'Cloud Village' at 2018 Venice Biennale

© Liming Zhang The Chinese Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale , themed " Building a Future Countryside ", is endeavored to explore new technology and ideas to... Read more ...

Tools painting original

Tools painting original

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Mark Webster - Untitled Landscape Oil Painting 62411

Mark Webster - Untitled Landscape Oil Painting 62411

Mark Webster - Untitled Landscape Oil Painting 62411. 6x8" Oil on Panel. Read more ...

Carla Juaçaba Presents Her Chapel Design for the Vatican at the 2018 Venice...

Carla Juaçaba Presents Her Chapel Design for the Vatican at the 2018 Venice Biennale

View of the Chapel. Image © Carla Juaçaba Selected along with nine other architects by the Vatican , Carla Juaçaba has shared images of her proposed chapel design as part of... Read more ...

J.F. Oltmansstraat 15. Steenderen, The Netherlands

J.F. Oltmansstraat 15. Steenderen, The Netherlands

J.F. Oltmansstraat 15 Steenderen, The Netherlands. Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm. visit my site: Read more ...

Taisuke Mohri pencil portraits Born in Sapporo in 1983, Taisuke

Taisuke Mohri pencil portraits Born in Sapporo in 1983, Taisuke

Taisuke Mohri pencil portraits Taisuke Mohri pencil portraits Taisuke Mohri pencil portraits Taisuke Mohri pencil portraits Taisuke Mohri pencil portraits Taisuke Mohri pencil... Read more ...