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Carrefour European Patchwork Exhibition 2015

In September, I had the honor of exhibiting my work at the European Patchwork Meeting in Sainte Marie Aux Mines, France. The experience and the connections I made with people were very special and I'm grateful I had the opportunity to share my work. I met people from so many different countries and it's a joy for me to observe people gravitating to certain pieces and and sharing with me what they see... 

My partner Adrien was invaluable helping me set up and translating for me! 

I created many new works for the exhibit, and many of them were whole cloth painted with fiber reactive dyes.

"The Guardian" 

It was great to meet in person, many of my FB friends from all over the world.

Adrien speaking to French quilters about my process...

"Alien Territory" 3 panels whole cloth dye painted and free motion quilted.

"Earth Goddess" Whole cloth dye painted and free motion quilted.

"Untamed Symphony"

"Mallemort" Pieced and free motion quilted. This is the first piece I created when I came to France last year. 

"A Garden in Motion" Pieced and free motion quilted.

"Out of the Vortex" Whole cloth dye painted and free motion quilted.

"The Guardian" Whole cloth dye painted and free motion quilted. This is inspired by my American Indian ancestry. 

"Marie Magdeline de la Sainte Baume" Whole cloth dye painted and free motion quilted. 


"A Birds Eye", "Lair of the Amethyst Deva" and "The Beach." Pieced and free motion quilted. 



Student Work/Space in my Madeline Island Workshop

It's always so exciting for me to see what my students produce in class, and even more so when then send me photos of their quilts completed...

And Nancy has a ribbon! 





My next workshop is at the end of this month, August 31 to September 4, 2015, at the Madeline Island School of the Arts and there are still a few openings. This is the last class I have on the books for now, so if you've been thinking about taking my workshop, this is a beautiful venue. I taught here last year and this is a link to my blog post about my experience: Madeline Island Workshop 2014


We say the ferry boat ride here is just the beginning to a fun filled week of creativity and magic on Madeline Island!   

Our fabulous workshops are known for the wonderfully spacious and light-filled studios on our campus, the luxurious on - site lodging we provide, and nationally acclaimed instructors who elevate the experience.  

Board the car ferry in Bayfield, WI and in 20 
 minutes you'll slip into "Island Time."   


Sheila Frampton-Cooper
August 31-September 4
Sheila is presently living in France and this is her last 5-day quilting class for the indefinite future as she intends to pursue additional artistic avenues.  

Don't miss this awesome opportunity to learn her signature approach one final time at Madeline Island School of the Arts!

"Expressions in Equality" at Visions Art Museum in San Diego 

Susan Shie, "ER: Page of Potholders (coins) in the Kitchen Tarot."

January 17—April 4, 2015

Opening Reception: January 17, 5-7pm.

"When I think of Martin Luther King, Jr., one thing comes to mind: equality. I'm not only referring to equality of humans based on their skin color, but the broad differences amongst us that people find challenging to accept and embrace," states Sheila Frampton-Cooper, curator for the exhibition, Expressions in Equality at Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles. The exhibition opens with a reception for the artists on January 17th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Frampton-Cooper wants to bring attention to discrimination and the way society treats issues such as gender, age, sexual orientation, and economic inequality. 

The Artists:

Alice Beasley, Dawn Williams Boyd, Blake Chamberlain, Hollis Chatelain, Shin-Hee Chin, Marion Coleman, Randall Cook, Ife Felix, Sheila Frampton-Cooper, Laura Gadson, Valerie Goodwin, Jerry Granata, Deborah Grayson, Sherry Davis Kleinman, Pauline Karasch Salzman, Patricia Kennedy-Zafred, Sandra Lauterbach, Judy Zoelzer Levine, Kathy Nida, Mary Pal, Pam Ru Bert, Susan Shie and Susan Wessels. 

Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles is located at 2825 Dewey Road in Liberty Station, San Diego, California. Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $7. Children age 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Visions Art Museum members enjoy free admission., 619-546-4872.

In addition to the opening of EXPRESSIONS IN EQUALITY, my friend Margaret Fabrizio's exhibit opens:

January 17—April 4, 2015
Opening Reception: January 17, 5-7pm

After a career as a concert harpsichordist on the international stage and as music faculty at Stanford University for 25 years, artist Margaret Fabrizio discovered the kawandi (quilts) made by the Siddi women of Karnataka on a visit to India. After spending two weeks with the Siddi women in their settlement she became fascinated with their style of hand sewing quilts using scraps and recycled clothing. Fabrizio returned to her home in San Francisco and created 20 such quilts the following year using primarily fabrics from India. The Siddi women were astonished when she returned last year with fabric. Fabrizio continues to create quilts in the style of the Siddis.


"Kelp" Won 3rd Place in Houston

Last night I attended the awards ceremony and I was blown away by the winning quilts and so honored to receive an award. This is a very special creation with a secret story, and I'm so excited that the energy I put into this piece was appreciated by the judges. Of course, I'm always grateful to be included in the show at all... 

Kelp 54" x 70"


This morning I had a wonderful visit with Libby Lehman, and she looks amazing! 


Michael James and his wife were also there for a visit, and it was great to finally meeting this legendary artist.