Season of Love

Blend Fabrics has finally announced my next fabric collection. Welcome to the Season of Love! My inspiration for this collection is varied. In its simplest form, I was intrigued by Indian art, Eastern philosophy and Ganesha, the Hindu Deity.          But when I sat down to write about this collection, I realized I had another influence: Western art and cultural trends of the late 1960s (which slightly pre-date me)….

Fall Equinox

In celebration of yesterday’s fall Equinox, I am posting some new news and images that feature my collection of fabrics, called Equinox, Which was released almost one year ago. This re-release of inspiration was prompted by a chance meeting. I met Merav of Baby Hobbes Design in a random crossing of paths–I overheard her say “fabric” and “sewing,” and heaven help me if I couldn’t get in on that conversion. She…

Suzani Soul & Embroidery

As new spring products begin to roll in, so to has my newest fabric collection, Suzani Soul: Traditional suzani is a type of central asian textile embroidery. My fabric collection is inspired by those embroidered pieces, however my work is painted rather than the sewn craft. Below are a few examples of embroidered suzani pillows I found on the internet, including one by Madeline Weinrib. If you know her work, perhaps you are…

Equinox, a close-up view

My newest fabric collection, Equinox, will begin shipping in November. Below are close-up images of the patterns and colors in the collection. Equinox will be on display next week at Houston Quilt Market along with two of my other groups, True Blue and Clementine. Blend Fabrics and Anna Griffin always have a fabulous booth. I am looking forward to seeing all the new Blend artists’ collections at the…

Persnickety Clothing Company

This summer has been, believe it or not, beautiful here in Chicago! 🙂 But, I am already seeing signs of “Back to School” everywhere. One very special back to school thing that I’ve seen is gorgeous new apparel from Persnickety Clothing Company. The collection that caught my eye is “October Sky“. Just look at it! This group happens to feature several prints from my fabric collection Pippa. Persnickety,…