Saturday, December 15, 2007


This week I changed directions somewhat.
I will be a vendor in January at the Tucson Quilters Guild annual show, Tucson’s Quilt Fiesta – January 11, 12 and 13th at the Tucson Convention Center. My booth will feature merchandise from my website During the course of the weekend I will demo:

"Creating with digital prints and patterns"
Print on fabric to bring individual images to your work. This demo will show
how to print on fabric and specialty surfaces. See how to take a photograph to
fabric using and inkjet printer. Finished examples will illustrate techniques
in this media.

The demos will be on Fri and Sat from 1:45 to 2:30 and ongoing in my booth.

Since there are 3 days of crowds perusing the vendor area, I have tons of preparation in front of me. Currently I am working my way through printing 300 images on broadcloth. At the same time I am creating loose leaf journals with one of a kind canvas covers. Which brings me to the description of the pictures that are posted.

The top picture includes 7 of my loose leaf journals and one of the smaller signature journals. The second picture shows what a couple of them look like when they are open. The next shows one of the small signature journals along with the paper that is inside those journals. The last picture has a pile of the types of papers that are on the inside of all the journals.

The journal covers are composed of hand dyed canvas that has been pieced, fronts have beading and/or piecing. Raw edges show throughout. These are funky spontaneous covers that I create in the moment. Inside each loose leaf journal are 20 watercolor paper pages (5" x 7") that are hand dyed, giving 40 pages to create. In the small signature journals there are 4 sheets in each signature with 4 signatures in a journal, for a total of 64 sides of paper (3" x 4") to embellish.

The loose leaf journal covers are forgiving enough to add many more pages or embellishments or whatever is desired to include within the covers.

In the next post I will show you a small part of my own loose leaf journal.

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