If you will be in the Madison, Wisconsin area between now and early April, be sure to stop by Olbrich Botanical Gardens to see "Wild Things"--the latest exhibition by members of Madison Contemporary Fiber Arts. It's got a wide range of art quilts as well as some other types of fiber art, all with some connection to the botanical world. Here's the show announcement:
I've been joyfully immersed in teaching and hand stitching lately, with particular focus on one of my newer workshops--"Dots & Dashes: The Language of the Hand-Made Stitch." Last week I had a terrific experience teaching a two-day version of the workshop to 24 enthusiastic, immensely creative stitchers from the North Suburban Needlearts Guild in Northbrook, Illinois. Next week I'm headed to sunny Fort Myers, Florida to teach the same workshop to members of Art Quilters Unlimited, and in June I'm excited to be teaching a five-day version of the workshop at the Quilt Surface Design Symposium (www.qsds.com) on the campus of the Columbus College of Art & Design in Ohio.
Here's my sampler, with just some of the many stitches and design concepts we explore in the workshop: