Sunday, July 31, 2016

29th September Competition at Alexandria Museum of Art

L'Homme Vert du Cyprie're was juried into the 29th September Competition at Alexandria Museum of Art.  The exhibit opens September 2, 2016, and runs through November 19.  Juror Francis Pavy selected 50 works from approximately 300 submissions.  The piece is composed of layered sheer fabrics and cast fiber, and is approximately 36 x 72.  It is shown here on exhibit at the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge.

Free admission to the Museum on September 10, which is also Art Market day from 10-2.
My work was also included in the 25th, 26th & 28th competitions.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Fly Me to the Moon!

Three of my quilts will be traveling as part of the Fly Me to the Moon collection, celebrating the 50th (yes, really) anniversary of the moon landing in 2019.  Here is the current exhibit schedule:

November 3-6, 2016: Houston International Quilt Festival (54 quilts will be shown), including my "Moonlight Sonata"
Houston IQF sponsor
January 19-22, 2017: Road to California in Ontario, CA (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)
April 6-8, 2017: Chicago International Quilt Festival in Rosemont, Illinois (54 quilts will be shown), including my "Moonlight Sonata"
May 4-6, 2017: 14th Annual HMQS Home Machine Quilting and Sewing in Salt Lake City, Utah (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)
June 2-4, 2017: Quilters Unlimited Quilt Show in Chantilly, VA (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)
June 15-17, 2017: Sew Original Quilt and Creative Expos in Reno, NV (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)
August 17-20, 2017: World Quilt New England in Manchester, NH (quilts TBD)
September 14-17, 2017: Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Oaks, PA (quilts TBD)
January, 2018 Dates to be announced: Oklahoma City Winter Quilt Show (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)
May 11 – 22, 2018    Bad Lauterberg im Harz, Germany (90 quilts will be exhibited)

Here are my quilts:

 By the Light of the Silvery Moon
  By the Light of the Silvery Moon, detail

By the Light of the Silvery Moon, detail
Moonlight Serenade
Moonlight Serenade, detail

Moonlight Serenade, detail
Moonlight Sonata
Moonlight Sonata, detail

Moonlight Sonata, detail

More information can be found at project coordinator Susanne M Jones's website

Monday, October 26, 2015


Selected for In the American Tradition, Houston IQF, 2013, and Chicago 2014, where it was on the program cover!  Traditional windmill pattern, tessellated.  All windmills are from the same fabric, stack & whack technique.

Once in a Blue Monday... the Blue Note Cafe

Included in Hands All Around, Houston IQF 2013, Chicago 2014.  Also in Quilters Newsletter Magazine, Feb/Mar 2014 Web Extras (and the print magazine on p.89)!

Originally made for a crayon challenge at my local guild.  I was so relieved not to pull a brown crayon out of the bag!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Yes, It's a Quilt!

Three layers of fabric, held together by stitching.  That's the definition.
Outer layers: organza.
Inner layer:  woven copper  mesh with areas cut out.
Surface has applique stitched with metallic thread.
Binding is organza.
Title: Autumn Glory
20 x 17

Leaf Party!

Originally made for the 15th anniversary of  the QuiltArt list, there are 15 colors, 15 sunprinted leaves, 15 stamped leaves, 15 quilted leaves.  15 x 15 inches, of course!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Quilt! Knit! Stitch!

Quilt! Knit! Stitch! is coming to Portland, OR on August 14-16, and I have 2 pieces in the Fabulous Fiber exhibit!    The show is brand new, and managed by the great folks at Quilts, Inc.
Lunatic Fringe by Wendy L Starn
Lunatic Fringe is a knitted shawl, original design, hand knitted by me, using 2 strands of cotton  yarn throughout.  I graphed the design on knitter's graph paper and learned some new techniques as I went along.  
Orb Weaver by Wendy L Starn
 Orb Weaver, also a shawl, is midnight blue velvet, machine stitched with metallic silver thread and hand beaded with hundreds of clear iridescent seed beads to look like drops of dew.  Each bead is hand knotted on the inside.  I also made the fringe using chainette yarn and larger iridescent beads.

I won't be able to be at the show, but if you are lucky enough to attend, enjoy!

Creations by Nina-Marie

Friday, July 25, 2014

Dare to Dance

It's here!  Got my copy of Dare to Dance a couple of weeks ago!  Here are my pages in  the book.  There are 58 more wonderful quilts included in all.  I'm on p. 90-93.

The book is available from the publisher, Schiffer Books or

Better photos here: Portrait of Greco   Phoebis Agarithe

What's everyone up to? Look here:
Creations by Nina-Marie

Cover Girl!

My 3 quilts are back home from Chicago and Houston.  In the box was a program from each show, which is when I discovered that my quilt is on the cover of the program for the Chicago show!  It was in magazine ads for the show, and on a postcard, and a class catalog as well.  Out of several hundred quilts in the show, mine was chosen.  What an honor!  Thank you, Quilts, Inc.