I’m the latest COVER GIRL for Quilting Arts!!!

Ever since I bought my very first copy of Quilting Arts Magazine, I have wanted to be in it. It was my dream to grace it’s pages as a writer, and have my art be included. Back in 2010, I was able to write the first of many articles for my favorite publication. But I still never made the cover.

Until now, that is.

Click the image to buy this issue!

OMG! This was/is a HUGE bucket list item for me!

You can watch Vivika DeNegre, the fabulous editor and good friend of mine, surprise me at Quilt Market and Threads of Success with the good news. So many happy tears!!!

My article on using Sew Much Cosplay Power Shine Glitter and Foil is also amazing and you should check it out too!


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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!

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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!

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See Me on the Next Season of Quilting Arts TV!

QATV1400So while I was off taping my DVD in March, I also taped a few more episodes of Quilting Arts TV!  I’m going to be in episodes 1407 and 1411!  Susan is a fabulous hostess and I know you will love what this new season has in store for you.  You can get a preview of the season and also look up where it’s available in your area here: http://www.quiltingdaily.com/blogs/qatv_series_1400/home.aspx


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