Saturday, August 24, 2013


Well, it has been a long-time coming, but it's here!!!!

I have launched my new website dedicated to surface and pattern design.  It is a very simple design so the designs can stand out on their own.  Unfortunately, the public can only view the images in the gallery that is linked on the front page.  The full design collections are restricted for the manufacturers and buyers.  

So bookmark my new site if you love design!!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Fabric Design Competition on Connecting Threads Site

I have actually entered my first real fabric design competition using some of the designs previously seen below.  Yes, I am looking for votes - but only honest ones LOL

Here is a link to the voting page where my designs start and they run onto the next page.  

So far, this is my most popular design submission

There are some great designs in this competition and the winner will get a license contract to product a line of fabrics with Connecting Threads.  It's very exciting!!!  Terri Stegmiller also has designs in this competition and they begin on this page:

So if you have a moment to scan all the designs in the competition, feel free to vote for all of your favorites.  What would you like to see in a quilting fabric?  Connecting Threads wants to know!!  There are dozens of submissions and they are allowing the public to vote!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

My Moyo Directory Listing

The surface pattern design industry is rockin' and rollin'!  Rachel Taylor and Beth Kempton are doing fantastic things to help artists connect with other artists and display their artwork for manufacturers and buyers.  Both new designers and established are taking advantage of this new platform.  

I would love for you to check out my listing and let me know what you think!  Click on this link to go to my page:

And definitely check out the rest of the designers as well!  There are loads of eye candy for viewing so have a blast!

My new website is coming soon!


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Something About Maine...

"Maine...the way life should be!"

I'm a Down East girl for sure!  My family spent a lot of time in Maine.  My Mom's family is from Maine.  My Dad went to college in Maine originally for forestry and his family had property in Maine.  I spent every summer from birth to age 12 on the Penobscot River with my family, first, second, and third cousins and it was the best time of my life.  Castine is tattooed on my heart and everything about it encompasses my soul.  It's simply where I need to be.


There are significant changes being made and new threads are being woven that continue to bind my family to this area.  Nothing could make me happier than that!  The original family properties have been long sold but brief visits fill my soul to overflow again and again.  This week was about family.  Celebration and sadness.  Recalling the past, planning the future and looking to the sky in search of angels.

We touched the sky itself at 447 feet...

and again at 1600 feet and felt like we were on top of the world!

And we felt the power of the ocean, breathed in the salty air and looked off at the edge of the world through the Atlantic.

I have been away too long.

(Shots from the shores of the Penobscot River, observatory bridge overlooking Bucksport, the top of Cadillac Mountain, and Thunder Hole, Bar Harbor, Maine.)

Goodbye Marty, we will miss you.