Tuesday, March 11, 2008

quilt shows and online classes.

"My Love Story"
Is a mixed-media paper quilt that I made and will be part of
Make It University™
my quilt is one of 30 mixed media quilts chosen to be part of the "true colors" exhibit at the International Quilt Festival
these quilts will be traveling to Chicago, Long Beach, and Houston!

“The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.”
~ Rumi

For the base I burnt and altered felt, tulle and organza.The back round is layers of acrylic paint and Hebrew book text on heavy card stock. Gel pens and my all time favorite sharpie poster paint pens were used to draw on the swirls, dots and branch work. The focal is a fractured half winged felt heart and the image of the woman is also fabric and is slightly stuffed.
All of the layers were sewn together and there is also some chain and bead work in the corners.

This May Quilting Arts Magazine is hosting a series of online educational classes from designers and quilters.

When I was in Ohio in January I had the great honor to film two online classes for the
QUILTING ARTS FESTIVAL (visit this link to sign up for upcoming information on this advent.)

Helen Gregory (managing editor of quilting arts/ cloth paper scissors)
looking at my door quilt as we lay out for the filming of my class segments in Ohio.

One of my classes will be on how I alter and burn fabrics, create transparencies and resin papers. The other class will be on fabric doors and will cover machine quilting, hand work, fabric altering along with how to create resin charms and chain work.

So if you enjoy my fabric art you can get a peek into my creative process by taking one or both of my online classes in May.

Happy creating!



knitsteel said...

I've never seen Sharpie poster paint pens. I like how you use them and may have to be on the lookout for them.

Beautiful piece.

Tanya Z. said...


My mane is Tanya. I've just found your blog, and I am amazed by the beauty of your mixed-media art!
Very inspiring, thank you!

PS. I've subscribed to your feed :)

2 Worlds said...

this is rustic and beautiful

Maija said...

Yummy, yummy, Ruth! I put my name on the email list so I will be notified when the classes begin!

Jacquelines blog said...

What a gorgeous piece Ruth, nice colours.

Judy Scott said...

Hello Ruth
what absolutely wonderful amazing and exciting things are happening for you, congratulations ~ your piece is lovely and to be at the Quilt Festival wow I dream of having my work there. One day perhaps:)
sending love ~ Judy x

judy coates perez said...

Gorgeous, I look forward to seeing it in person!

dogfaeriex5 said...

hi sweet gal~
thought of you last night when we had white castles!!! love this quilt, just beautiful as always!!!

ewa-christine said...

You are great!!!!!!!
Best regards from Ewa-Christine in Sweden

Kristen Robinson said...

Soooo love this cannot wait until it comes home to see it in person!

Heartinmyhand said...

Ruth, this is by far my favorite. I love everything about it. I signed up at th Art Quilt site. I can't wait for the classes

Laura Krasinski said...

Ruth... very cool about your quilt at the show.. I will be able to see it next month since we are going to the IQA show in Rosemont.. I love that show... I have a journal quilt in the show and I'm soooo excited to see it....It is quite an honor...

Evoke-Designs by Lorraine said...

Congratulatons Ruth! This is very exciting!!!

Thanks for the comment this morning. I will have to admit, I am just a wee bit sore! :0)

I'm really looking forward to coming out in August and it will be great to meet you in person. I'm afraid we will be getting into a lot of trouble out there, but in a fun way!! I need to make sure I keep warmed up and dance regularly so when Kelly and I meet up, we can be dancing fools!

suzi finer said...

what a fabulous project!
i'm sure everyone is going to love making it themselves!

Anne, Bulles dorées said...


Mary Ann said...

I'm so glad there are women like you to give women like me something to aspire to! Not that it would be possible:)

Jen Crossley said...

Wow this is just such an awesome project stunning

Patti G. said...

Ruth ,
Hey doll! I miss you! <3
Sending hugs and of course congrats on your bbbbbbbbeautiful quilts going into the Quilt show in Chicago! I will be going to that and will think of you in heart when I see it in person! So when you get that warm glowing feeling .....it will be ME! Thinking YOU!!!!!!!
You are amazing!
Such a talent........so proud of you!

Sandra Evertson said...

Gorgeous pieces!
Hope you and yours had a wonderful Easter!
Sandra Evertson

daydreamstudios said...

Hello. Thanks for linking to me. I really love your work and your blog. I come by often, but don't always comment.

annie lockhart said...

i just love all the inspiring quotes you share...and congrats on your quilt being one of 30 to be on exhibit. always a pleasure to visit.

Sanja said...

absolutely gorgeous!!

Carol said...

Happy birthday Ruth, hope your having a great day. Love carol t

Elizabeth said...

Ruth! your peice is amazing. I so adore all of your layers!!!!
off to check out those aon-line classes, now!!