Sunday, December 13, 2009

MCAC show

The Martin County Arts Council

invited us to display FibreArt as part of the Christmas Tour of homes.

Here is a little taste of our show:

Christmas Star:Katherine McNeese
Pink Peony: Charlotte Elks
Holiday Table Runner: Mary Miller
Button Tree: Ellie Holbein
HO HO HO: Lori Richardson
Pine Tree: mixed media: Mary Miller
Snowflake: Wendy Ferguson Whitehead
The Three Sisters Australia: Wendy Ferguson Whitehead
Compass Rose: Amy Oseroff
Fish Study 2: Ellie Holbein
Hearts: Joanie deGroot
Let it Snow: Lori Richardson
TownSquare: Amy Oseroff
Twelve Days of Christmas: Lori RIchardson
River's Edge: Katherine McNeese
Mountain Snowfall: Debbie McCullough
Winter's Glow: Debbie McCullough

Folk Houses: Lori Richardson
Cookie Cutters: Debbie McCullough
Laurel's Cats: Mary Miller
Snowman: Lori Richardson
Wild FLowers in Control: Ellie Holbein
Sunset over the River: Zoe Robinson
Black + White Flower: Joanie deGroot
Spring Growth: Pat Zach

Wintergraphix: Debbie McCullough

Too much Punch: Mary Miller
Happy Harmony: Diane Greg

Asian Beauty 1,2,3,4: Ellie Holbein
Oak + Reel ca 1880, KMcNeese

I'll try to get picutres of the rest later this week!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Good turnout and the group was actually speechless for a few minutes.
We explored zentangles.

here is what we created:

okay the blog is not uploading photos, later

Monday, November 2, 2009

Painted Threadscapes

To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse in North Carolina, a juried art and photography show was held. I decided to enter one of my Threadscapes and this time I changed it up a bit. Instead of using one of my photographs, I chose to try my hand at painting instead. Going back to painting has been on my list for awhile now and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to do so.
The picture above shows the piece once it was painted using regular acrylic paints mixed with a textile medium. Once dried and heatset, it was time to choose threads and you can see the threads laying across it while I decided. After the appropriate threads were chosen, it was time to take it to the machine and do my magic. I was very happy with how it turned out
I am extremely pleased to announce that "Majestic" won an
Honorable Mention in the Art category.
Some are surprised to find that I don't decorate with lighthouses since my husband is in the Coast Guard. I was in the CG at one time as well and that is how we met. So even though I do not decorate with them, I have a huge respect for the men who have served them for so long before father being one of them. Although he didn't get to serve in one of the traditional ones as he would have liked, he spent a total of 4 years on 2 separate lighthouse platforms out in the middle of the ocean before they were automated as well. We are a Coast Guard family and so I painted this lighthouse and entered this show in honor of all the lighthouse keepers and their families.

Displayed at the Core Sound Museum, Harker's Island, NC.
from Oct 10th- Nov 1st
6" x 9" framed to 8" x 10"

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dye Painting 101

Hello all. Well I am a bit behind these days but I did get these rinsed about 2 weeks later...without mold so I was pretty happy about that. Lesson learned is to not expect perfection. I really had no control over the dye and that was hard for me. On the above piece I was trying to 'color in' and so I was frustrated. On the piece below I was more free with a landscape idea and so I am very pleased about how it came out.
My colors actually came out pretty close to when it was wet. I would have been okay with the blue fading a bit more but I can make this work. The above piece is still very true to it's original color except for the green.
I don't know that I will do this again since I don't have the patience for mixing, rinsing, etc; but I do appreciate the work now and am very thankful to Katherine and Ellie for setting this all up for us. THANK YOU!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Beachrageous Group Quilt

For those of you who were unable to attend the Crystal Coast Quilt Show last weekend, here is the Beachrageous group quilt made by Susan Hinzman, Lynn Strausbach, Mary Henris, Robin Koehler, and Eileen Williams-respectively.
We had a lot of fun planning this and then executing it. The project started with a predetermined size and shape. We then exchanged fabrics with the rule that we must all use a piece of each others fabric in the background construction. From there it was anything goes as long as it stayed to an 'under the sea' theme.
I personally think we did a killer job with there being similarities but enough differences whether in colors or techniques to keep it interesting. We can't wait to do another.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

2008 challenge photo

this is the original photo our quilts were based on. Each participant created all four sections, then we
swapped three sections, reassembled and the results are below!


Saturday, February 14, 2009