Thursday, 9 December 2010

Here is the newest member of Design Tile! I picked her up yesterday, she is a Brussles Griffon, shes 4 and a rescue dog. She is so shy! Im already in love with her! She slept on my bed all night. Im so happy that I can keep her at work with me! More photos and stories to come!
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Sunday, 21 November 2010

This is what Ive been doing the last few weekends, now I want to cut into them and see where I go!!! I still need to dye some light colors.... I will do that next week!
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Friday, 22 October 2010

Well this is what I dyed last weekend, my two color gradations. I did it in two steps, the first color one day and over dye the second color the next day. The only thing I dont like so much is there is a lot of texture. This weekend Im going to dye color to black and I think Ive worked out how to do it in one step. Somewhere in all this is my next quilt!
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Saturday, 16 October 2010

This is my new dye space, it works very well!

I am not very smart! Every time I start to dye after a long absence from doing it I cant remember a thing! Its like some movie when you wake up and every day is brand new!
What I wanted to do was dye two color gradation, but I just couldnt figure out how to do it!!!! So today I dyed the first color and tomorrow Ill over dye the second color. I know there has to be an easier way to do this so if anyone out there reading this PLEASE tell me how to do this! I dye 2 yrds in the baggies.
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Monday, 27 September 2010


Here is what has been keeping me busy, my very own tile show room!!!
I will be adding some new lines and moving things around, and I know there will be lots of work and Im very happy!
Yes Im still quilting and will show some some teasers, I get up and work on my quilts for about an hour before heading to work.
Can I answer any tile questions?
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Sunday, 22 August 2010

Well here I go again!!!! I just moved to Kerrville Texas, why? I am buying a tile shop! Crazy ? I feel that this is where Im supposed to be!
I rented a great house with a wonderful space for my studio and am trying to get it set up, Im anxious to get to work.
Kerrville is a small town in the hill country, but it has an amazing quilt store here!!! They have a large art scene and lots of galleries.
I am very happy. quilts to follow!!!
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Saturday, 17 July 2010

Well my 28 boxes of fabric and stuff finally arrived!
I have a very small one bedroom bungalow so now my living room is my studio, so much for entertaining!

I have a show in 1 1/2 years from now and I want to have 20 quilts ready and I want them all to be about 6ft x 6ft so I have a lot of work to do. This is the first piece in its infancy.... who knows where it will go.

I have so many ideas rushing into my head and I only have so much time to work... I have a full time job now! I love having all weekend to work! Quite a change from Vietnam!
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Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Well life in Austin is very nice! Im going through a bit of reverse culture shock, but I know this is where Im supposed to be! Still looking for a job.
My boxes from Vietnam are getting closer, they are due to arrive in LA on Friday, Im going through quilting withdrawls! I did find the best knitting store in town so thats whats been keeping my hands busy!
I just finished the top one, and have already started the next one, it will be a cardigan as well....!

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Thursday, 13 May 2010

Well Now I heard that the quilt I had in the Fiber twenty ten was given the award of a new show! I have 2 years to do up to 10 new pieces! Its a group of 4 people that were in the last show!

I have been looking around my tiny one bedroom apt trying to figure out where I will be able to put my design wall and sewing machine!

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Well, here I am in Austin TX! Ive been here for a month now and I do like this town.
I will be moving into my little apartment on Monday, not a palace like my house in Hoi An but it will do. I also have a car, a red Mini Cooper!!! Its a 2006 and I love it.
Still no job but I have some ideas..... we will see.
Since all my quilting things are somewhere between there and here I have gone back to knitting! I found the best yarn shop here and they were having a huge sale! This will be a fun cardigan to wear!
I do miss my friends and the food but boy have I been eating well here! A little too well!
Ill be going to Orlando Fl on Tuesday to attend a big tile show, I hope to meet old friends and get the word out about needing a job.
More later!
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Monday, 8 March 2010

I just found out that this quilt has been accepted into the show Fiber Twenty Ten! The artist reception is April 16th and I plan on being there!! Very exciting for me!

Nine days left in Vietnam!
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Friday, 26 February 2010

My travels with Nancy Crow and Margaret Wolf!
We had three weeks together traveling through Laos and Northern Vietnam visiting as many textile and weaving villages as possible and having a great time doing so!
It is a wonderful way for me to say good bye to this great country!
Enjoy the photos!

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Thursday, 21 January 2010

I had no idea!!!!
I called a friend of mine this morning who collects my mail in the States. He said to me, " Ive got your book, it came yesterday" What book I ask.............. 500 quilts! OMG, one of my quilts made it in the book!!!!!!!!!! I never heard from them so I figured that they didnt pick anything I submited, but I was wrong! How cool is that!!!!
I guess I will have to wait till I get back to Portland to see the real thing but I am sooooooo exctied!
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