Winner of the Sharpie Giveaway!

Congrats to commenter #23 – Mary Beat!

winner-sharpieI’ll be emailing you about your prize!  Thanks for entering, everyone, and be sure to check out the Quilting Arts Season 14 on your local PBS station!

The QATV Blog Hop Stop – Plus a Giveaway!

What a great idea it was to introduce everyone from this season of Quilting Arts TV by doing a blog hop!  I’ve been on the show a few fair number of times, and I have even had people tell me they recognize me by my hair, which is pretty neat!

Here’s a few behind the scenes photos of the show and set…

Make up! I do my own hair for the show, but I had it colored the week before by my very talented stylist Cara.

Selfie time!  I’m known to post these fun selfies on Instagram all the time.  IMG_2711

Susan and I taped an episode about using Sharpie markers for tie dye effects on fabric!

We also taped one about using shaving cream to make marbled prints on your fabric with acrylic inks.

Sounds like fun, right?  I can’t wait for you to try these methods in your fiber art.

sharpieTo that end, I’m giving away a 24 pack of Sharpie Markers so you can try this at home!  And you can also use them for your journaling, drawing, and other stuff too.  Here are the rules:

1.  Please only enter one time.  Multiple entries will be disqualified. (Comments are moderated, so you won’t see your entry online right away)
2. International entries are welcome!
3. You must leave me a way to contact you, so please leave your valid email address when leaving a comment.
4. The drawing will be open until Tuesday July 29th at 5:00 PM CST.
5. The winner will be chosen randomly the evening of July 29th.  Check back to see if you are the winner!  GOOD LUCK

Now, leave a comment, and go visit these other fine folks in the blog hop!!
July 18: Vivika DeNegre 
July 19: Luana Rubin /Linda Friedman 
July 20: Sarah Ann Smith /Karen Gloeggler
July 21: Carrie Bloomston/ Catherine Redford that’s me!!
July 22: Sue Reno / Rebekah Meier
July 23: Lyric Kinard  / Margie Ullery
July 24: Cheryl Sleboda  / Jane Sassaman / Julie Creus
July 25: Susan Brubaker Knapp

***COMMENTS ARE CLOSED*** Check back for the winner shortly!

Using your Heirloom Smocking Template to Make Art Journals

I’m back with another super cool use for your Heirloom Smocking Template, and this one is all about using it for writing in your art journal.

StoreImage_SmTmp_LandingPretty much anywhere you want to create even lines for writing, you can use your smocking template to draw in nice, evenly spaced lines for writing. IMG_4758When you want to write, you now have perfect lines to do some creative and artistic writing!  Check out Joannie Pool’s awesome book about Whimsical lettering to give you some ideas!

Here’s my lettering, as I’m trying to love my own handwriting.

Then you can erase your pencil marks and pretend you did all that fancy lettering all by eye!  ha ha!


You can use water erase lines and permanent pens on fabric for this same technique! Give it a try!

Guess Who is in Quilting Arts Magazine This Month?

QAmagThree guesses and the first two don’t count!  I’m in the latest issue of QA Magazine with an article on how to do Suminagashi fabric marbling!

IMG_3118The day I took the process photos I had the PERFECT amount of no breeze. The suminigashi effect was working out so well!  But man, I needed to at least do my HAIR!  ha ha I didn’t expect you to see that in the magazine! Go out and get your copy and be sure to let me know what you think!

Blog Hop Announced for Quilting Arts TV Season 14!

14qm17_2Hey everyone!  So there’s a blog hop starting TODAY for the folks who appear on the newest season of Quilting Arts TV.  I’m one of them, so head on back over here for some fun!  But it’s kicking off today at the Quilting Daily blog, and there’s a giveaway, so go check it out!

Here’s the schedule, so head on back over for fun on my assigned day!

July 18: Vivika DeNegre at
July 19: Luana Rubin (
     Linda Friedman (
July 20: Sarah Ann Smith (
     Karen Gloeggler (
July 21: Carrie Bloomston (
     Catherine Redford (
July 22: Sue Reno (
     Rebekah Meier (
July 23: Lyric Kinard (
     Margie Ullery (
July 24: Cheryl Sleboda (
     Jane Sassaman (
July 25: Susan Brubaker Knapp (