Siddi-Style Stitching

I really enjoyed Zooming with the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild yesterday! I participated in Mary Hogan’s ( workshop, Siddi-Style Quiltmaking–it was fabulous. She had us begin with cotton quilt fabrics and an 18X22″ piece of fabric as a basis along with scraps for the top. Then the layer in between top and bottom is another piece of scrap fabric or muslin. Simple and fun to stitch!

Creative Renewal Virtual Retreat

I enjoyed a luxurious time this past weekend participating in an online art workshop. Eric Scott ( hosted a great 2-day class on using your visual journal to reflect upon the past year. He also encouraged us to think about the new year and how you want to spend it. My journal is far from finished but I am so energized and refreshed by this auspicious beginning! I hope to take one of Eric’s online sessions in the near future–he is a wonderful instructor.

My journal cover

Fun Little Piece

I enjoyed working on a fabric piece last week–it’s about 12X16″ in size. Utilized a painted doily that got cut up and mixed up with rick rack, beads, embroidery thread, and a metal button. FUN!

Maria Shell Workshop

I participated in a Maria Shell ( )online workshop last month through the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild ( It focused on strips and stripes to create compositions. I completed constructing my study, 30X50″, although it is not backed and completed. The process is interesting, constantly experimenting and getting the most activity possible with color combinations. A wonderful class!!

Pieced cotton fabric
This is how I began