Archive for November, 2022

Oh, Pompeii

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

I haven’t been to Pompeii, but I collect the evocative photos of the ruins of the civilization there. It seems like a hedonistic place, but that may only be the impression left by the wine jugs in the cellar that fell together like so many party animals. I have made a pair of quilts, and now, a high relief carving about that wine cellar. 8×10″, turned and carved elements, bas-relief texture.


Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

The hotter version of secondary colors seemed just right for a bit of a tourist poster for Southern Europe. The white line block prints are from archeological illustrations in Marija Gimbutas’ book, The Civilization of the Goddess, about neolithic Europe. So, although I haven’t been there in 2022 (with various Boomer friends), I feel very entitled to interpret our shared heritage.

Airstreams rolling onto Etsy

Monday, November 14th, 2022
Frosty Mornings are Best!

My sister has been camping in her Airstream, which inspired me to make some small quilts with original drawings, paints, some commercial fabrics, and machine quilting. They are for sale at

RV Summer

This one uses a hand-dyed silk fragment made by the late Johnnie Venezia with some fussy machine quilting.


This 9×9″ framed quilt is from the crowded campgrounds during the pandemic. I added a polymer RV and a tree for a little extra dimension. The quilts are in the ‘textiles’ section of

Photo uploads working again!

Thursday, November 10th, 2022
Troika of Candlesticks for the holidays

After almost a year, magically, WordPress fixed the photo upload problems I was having. In that time, the number of completed projects has stacked up, almost like the two candlestacks. Made of disparate elements, these stacks show some of the ways small turnings can be joined on an internal axis.

These 3 are going to the St Peter School’s holiday craft fair. This family-centered Saturday is a great reminder of the best things about the holiday season: homemade gifts and a bake sale!