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"The Soul of a Quilter" Cruise to Benefit Libby Lehman

I am beyond honored to be a part of this amazing cruise to benefit the Libby Lehman Medical fund! We are going to have a blast, and for a really great price, you'll enjoy a 7-day cruise on Royal Caribbean’s extraordinary Independence of the Seas and take workshops from four different teachers

Please join us! 

In my workshop, you'll be making a small quilt top. I will guide students through the process of improvisational piecing and sewing curved seams, as well as color and value choices. 



New Work "Caveman Soul"


20" x 18" (not including frame) Collaged using my dye painted and batiked cotton fabric and stitched. 


My "Quilt National" Experience

I was quite honored, to say the least, to have my piece "From a Seed" juried into Quilt National 2013. My husband Matt and I traveled to Athens Ohio to experience the opening weekend festivities. It was cool to actually be able to photograph the quilts. 

"From a Seed" ©Sheila Frampton-Cooper 2012  55" x 41"  Whole cloth painted with thickened fiber reactive dyes. I used paintsticks for additional details.

I wanted to create the feeling of rain falling with my quilting.

This is the original watercolor piece that inspired it. When I paint these, I use a very tiny brush and it's a "very precious" process for me. The other two paintings I've brought into quilt form were done with that same "exacting hand", but for this one, I wanted to let it fly out and be free and loose. 


This is an iconic place, so of course, I had to take the shot that everyone takes!


Here's a snapshot of the dynamic artwork on display.  I wanted to share a lot of work, but I ran out of steam. I'll be adding more to this gallery little by little. 


This sweet little lady was making the rounds to get her book signed... 

I was thrilled to meet two artists that I greatly admire - Elizabeth Barton and Pamela Allen.

We took a little time off to check out the town... 

We met a few students from Saudi...  

A double dose of "ticket magnet" rental cars. And yes, we did get a ticket, but I wasn't driving! 

Athens is quite tranquil, and very green.

There is a lot of land surrounding the Dairy Barn. It's a really lovely venue!






Interview from Paducah... 



Fantasyland Won the Judge's Recognition Award in Paducah

I was totally blown away! What an honor...  

Libby Lehman chose my quilt, I'm truly humbled. 

For me, one of the highlights of this show has been spending time at the Tentmakers of Cairo Exhibit. I'll be coming home with THREE pieces! I can hardly contain myself! Once again I get to spend time with the amazing Jenny Bowker!  :)

Many more pics to follow...