Rebecca Potts Aguirre at the Garrett Museum of Art

Rebecca Potts Aguirre at the Garrett Museum of Art

Rebecca Potts Aguirre is a California artist who uses unusual materials and methods to make these beautiful pieces. People often think it’s paint, but these artworks are made with polymer clay and Play-Doh.  Think of it as a pointillism, only instead of paint,...
New Work: Stretched Quilt with Cyanotypes

New Work: Stretched Quilt with Cyanotypes

You know I love turning things blue. I’ve been printing photograms for a while. Photograms are where you make a cyanotype or Solar Fast print using objects to block the light from getting to the treated paper or fabric. Now, at last, I’m printing...
Miniatures Conjure Delight at the Garrett Museum of Art!

Miniatures Conjure Delight at the Garrett Museum of Art!

Miniatures Conjure Delight The Angelica Kauffman Gallery comes to the Garrett Museum of Art Miniature art is inherently delightful.  It makes you slow down, take a closer look.  For this show, museum curator Angela Green and micro gallery curator Elaine Luther have...
Why Show Your Art in Libraries?

Why Show Your Art in Libraries?

Someone asked in an online group for artists that I’m in, about whether it was worth it for her to apply for a library show.  Here’s my answer. I have shown in libraries a lot. My own solo shows plus group shows – of the time cards and miniature...
Here are Some Best Tutorials on Quilt Binding

Here are Some Best Tutorials on Quilt Binding

Resources for Beginning Quilters on How to Cut Bias Binding This is a round up post to share some of my favorite quilt binding tutorials with my students, and with you! I’m not creating my own tutorials because there are so many great tutorials out there, and...
This Tool Does all the Quilt Math for You; More

This Tool Does all the Quilt Math for You; More

A Website that Does Quilt Math for You, How to Finish a Quilt, and a Recent Finish Here’s a post for you with links to a website to help with quilt math, various methods for binding or otherwise finishing a quilt, and a quilt that we made last week. I was...
Seven Ways to Make Your Own Quilt Labels

Seven Ways to Make Your Own Quilt Labels

Why Label Your Quilts? It’s important to sign your artwork, and for quilts, that means making a label and sewing it on.  My family has a wealth of quilts made by Grandma, and it’s already hard to remember, when did she make this one?  Which kid was it...
How to Print Cyanotypes

How to Print Cyanotypes

What is a Cyanotype? Cyanotypes are a photographic process where sensitized paper or fabric is exposed to the sun (or other UV light source) in order to make an artistic print. The process was invented in 1842 by Sir John Frederick William Herschel, who wanted a quick...
Some Thoughts on Teaching Quilting

Some Thoughts on Teaching Quilting

I don’t often write manifestos, but when I do, they’re about teaching.  When I was hired by to teach quilting, I gave a lot of thought to what kind of quilt teacher I want to be.  Here’s what I came up with. My thoughts as a quilting teacher- I am...