Monday, November 17, 2014

Moved the blog

If you find this blog please move on over to www.icandyfiberart.com for all my new posts.  It's a website and blog all in one.  Thanks

Monday, August 25, 2014

Motmot at Craft Alliance show - "Works from the Studios"

The show is closing but I was very happy to have my small fiber collage piece in the show and SOLD.
It was made with silks, cottons, photo transfer and stitch.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Hannibal History & Geocaching

While in Hannibal Judy and I did some historical geocaching.
Riverview Cemetery


Tom Sawyer town

Lover's Leap

Ilasco ghost town

Modern Program in Hannibal

Journeyed to Hannibal, MO. this week to give a program to the Piecemaker Guild on Modern Quilting.  They are much more modern than they realize. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fairy Gardens

My brother in law Chris has created some wonderful fairy or miniature gardens in his yard.  Has gotten me motivated to do my own.

Think doll house size. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Modern Dresden plates class

What have I been doing?  Obviously not blogging.  I have been learning a new website and blog site and plan to switch over later this year.  In the meantime I went to Lee's Summit, MO area last weekend to teach my Dresden plate class.  It was a blast.  Old friends, new friends and lots of sewing.  We took everyone's blocks and just put them up on the board.  It could be a quilt couldn't it?

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Glades in Missouri

Tom and I went to two local glades today to see what was blooming.  We weren't disappointed.  Victoria glade and Valley View glade near Hillsboro were spectacular.
The Fremont Leather flower blooms only in these areas and we saw them today!!!  Isn't this beautiful?
One of my other favorites is the violet - so many color combinations of purples.
Another favorite:  pussytoes or Indian tobacco
Enjoy the panorama

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sue Spargo workshop!

One of my guilds had a 3 day Sue Spargo workshop last week.  It was so unbelievable to stitch for 3 days with Sue there.  She brought so many wonderful embellishments.  I went home with a few new threads.  Here is the block I completed.  It is 6"  square.  We each had a packet of patterns and backgrounds and could do any embellishments we wanted to do.  I used this time to try out new stitches I had not done and to ask for Sue's guidance. 

Lots of new modern quilts done and dumpster diving

I have had several WIP quilts that all seem to be bright modern colors.  I had a chance to quilt them over the past several weeks and have them all pictured here.
 See the blue rocker - scored that from a dumpster.  It will be great for the garden and large pots of flowers

I had this applique center from a workshop.  Pulled out my Piece of Cake scraps and finished the quilt

Quilt for Sophia

We have a new baby in the family.  Sophia Marie was born March 29th to Jennifer and Bryan.  I had several quilts in mind to send her but this is the one I picked.  It's been shipped off to Ohio with several books.  I know Jennifer loves to read so I think this little one will too.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Cobblestones in Lancaster Modern Exhibit

Thanks to my buddy Sherry C I get to see my Cobblestones quilt traveling to the Lancaster show.  It is part of the Modern quilt exhibit.  It's been gone a few months now.  Glad it is doing well. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Bird's Modern Log Cabin

Again another quilt finished for the Bits show.  Having a piece in the show really motivates me to finish!
This was started in an improv class with Jacquie Gering last year and I loved doing it.  I tried out lots of different qui
lting designs and ideas and had fun.  I'll get some close ups of the quilting to add later. 

St Louis 250th Birthday - Eads Bridge quilt

I started this quilt last year in a workshop with Jacquie Gering and finished it for our Bits n Pieces show.  I was inspired by the Eads bridge photos I have.  Eads is the oldest bridge across the Mississippi river.  This year is 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis.  All fits.  I did heavy matchstick quilting on this one and used Legacy (Hobbs) wool batting and was very pleased.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Teton fiber art

A local painter asked me to use a photograph to create a fiber piece for his wife.
Here is the photograph

and here is the fiber piece

I am happy, he is happy and she is happy.  Good day.

Sunday, January 19, 2014


Just returned from 4 days at retreat.  I always take a lot with me to do just in case....
Here are some of the projects:
Blocks from block exchange

Strip piecing

Material Obsession

The little owl in the center

Yellow, black and gray blocks

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Views from both sides

I have been doing a lot of quilting on the longarm recently.  My guild has a big show in March and I am catching up.  Here is what I see all day while working.
from the cutting table

from the back - you can see the quilting design

from the front - you can see the quilt

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy Creative New Year 2014 -

I have found I had little interest in posting until now.  A dear friend was diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor and passed away three weeks after her diagnosis and my mind was there and not so much on creativity.  Now the holidays are over and the new year is upon me.  I have signed up to be part of Creative Every Day and will be trying to post about that on a frequent basis.  My word for the year is Present - as in being present and taking care to see what is all around me, enjoy each moment and special gift and pass them on. 
The theme for January is Past, Present and Future.  In that light I am starting some prayer flags using some old linens, stamps and words.  More on that later.  I thought I would show what I have been working on with quilting. This is an applique quilt done by a customer (Madeline K).  I just do the quilting.  So my creative word for this is Freehand.