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A sampling of items in my etsy store:

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

New Etsy Store!

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

I have opened a new Etsy store, primarily to sell hand dyed silk scarves.  Check it out at .redyellowdiagonal1browngreenyellow2redyellowsquare1

Road to California

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

I have had three quilts accepted in the Road to California exhibit!   This exhibit is held January14-17, 2010 at the Ontario Convention center in Ontario, CA.



Praise III

Praise III

Undying Love

Undying Love

Over the rainbow

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

We are so blessed to have such amazing views in our new home!!! Here is another gorgeous gift from the other day: full rainbow valley center

500 Art Quilts

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009


Praise III will be included in the book, “500 Art Quilts” published by Lark Books, due out in March 2010!!!  Here is a link to more info about the book:

Hand-dyed scarves

Monday, October 5th, 2009

I have been dyeing scarves for a while and will be selling them at the craft fairs held at Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center.  The dates are November 7 & 8, and November 27-29.  Hope to see you there!



Auction Donations

Monday, September 21st, 2009

OK, I know I need to post more often…

My donation to the SAQA online auction sold today!  Here’s a link:

Too late for mine, but there are still many more to be sold!


I will also have a silent auction piece in Houston at the International Quilt Festival:

the dance III web


the Dance III detail web

Writing with a quilting stitch

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

I have incorporated handwriting using a quilting stitch on my longarm on a few quilts, and realized this morning that the process might be easier if I could write backwards…OK, it was about 4:30 in the morning. In any case, the background of this quilt is made up of only one repeated letter, so I gave it a try, and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was!  I will have to try whole words next. I have found that my cursive is generally neater in my quilts than on paper…

New Home, Back from SAQA & Quilt National

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Just returned from the SAQA art quilters’ conference and concurrent Quilt National exhibit:  excited, inspired, and very tired!  It was great to meet many people whose work I have seen and put a face to the art.  And of course the quilts were AMAZING!

Here are some photos of our new home, or at least the outside of it.  The views are gorgeous!  Very relaxing and inspiring.  I am working hard to get the new studio (twice as big as the old one!) set up & ready to work in.  I will post photos of the the studio soon.

An Art Exhibit

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

My quilt “A Child’s Prayer” is being shown this weekend in an art exhibit celebrating the Resurrection. I am excited about this exhibit, as it is the first time a fiber piece has been included. For locals, please see North Coast Calvary Chapels website for hours of the show starting tomorrow.mchale_childsprayer_full