Friday, September 30, 2011

Fiber Art Open house in Marion Montana October 4th and October 5th Updated

Mrs. J. Hartry will be hosting the first Flathead Valley open house for  Helena, Montana fiber artist Linda Parker on Tuesday, October 4 and Wednesday, October 5, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.  This showing will be held at 450 Idaho Hill Road, near Marion. Purchase opportunities will be available.

Oh was this fun fun fun - the lulu dog went on a bear hunt - however I did get the impression she was not terribly excited about the idea.
She definitely had that 'look' of 'why would you do this to a bear?'

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"can I please get out of here now!"

I love taking my work new places because I get to see it in new ways.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Kindle Covers and I-book covers handmade

I'd been playing with make up/travel bags until getting requests for kindle and ibook covers at the Helena farmer's market so here are the first few. Of course they are padded with finished seams, a zipper  and soft cushy insides. I am loving the vintage velvet and the designer fabric. 

Kindle covers with a zipper 

I love working with small pieces of fabric, each piece os only big enough for 1.

Designer fabric kindle protectors.

Designer fabric

Designer fabric 

Vintage Velvet i-books
and kindle covers.

Testing the cover for size with a DVD case and it works perfectly.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Liberian Batik Queen size Quilt

I love having fabric from another part of the world to play with, a friend brings me the batiks back from Liberia. I found it interesting to quilt them, the batik is already complete in and of itself, the quilting is an enhancement of the piecing, but in this case the quilting is an enhancement of some one else's art, so for me it is like walking in the foot steps of another person. Who made this batik, what were they thinking and feeling, was it hot and humid or dry, do they make a mess when they work or are they neat and tidy? How do they use so few colors to get such a stunning piece? I want to go to Africa to meet the person who made these batiks.

Liberian Batik

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Thursday, September 15, 2011


I have been neglecting my blog all summer, got rid of a million zippers and some fabric. The local Artist Open Studio Tour was this past Saturday so my studio is reasonably cleaned up and I am ready for some new projects. I've completed a few new baskets, bags and have a wonderful batik from Liberia on the quilting machine. A couple of more Farmer's Market Saturday's and then there will be new tutorials. 
New Baskets

Liberian Batik 

New bag

Quilts on the fence for the Artist open Studio Tour