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Originally made for the 15th anniversary of  the QuiltArt list, there are 15 colors, 15 sunprinted leaves, 15 stamped leaves, 15 quilted leaves.  15 x 15 inches, of course!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

See my work in the Windy City!

Two of my quilts have traveled from Houston to Chicago for the International Quilt Festival!
The show runs Thursday through Sunday, June 19-22. Both were at the 2013 Houston Festival.  If you can't make it to Chicago, here they are:

Exhibit:  In the American Tradition

Exhibit:  Tactile Architecture

Coming in August: Quilt! Knit! Stitch! in Portland, Oregon.  I have 2 different pieces going to the Fabulous Fibers exhibit!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Portrait of Greco

Greco is my son’s cat.  She’s the newest in a long line of cats that have spent time with me and grown up with my children.  

The portrait was developed from a photograph by the artist.  The quilt includes hand dyed fabrics by the artist, and extensive threadwork. Greco “helped” out with the sewing of this quilt by napping in the room while I was sewing and trying to explore the sewing machine.