My silk dyed fabric from Betty Busby’s workshop.

Here are some dried samples of silk dyed over lace and other textures done in Betty Busby’s workshop.  Be sure to click the thumbnails to see all the detail.

 These silks were dyed first and then have shiva paintsticks added.

I am planning to add tree silhouettes to this one for a recreation of the view from our back porch in the morning. (actually I see this from the kitchen sink window)

Betty Busby Workshop

Last Thursday and Friday I was privileged to get to attend a workshop given by Betty Busby.  We learned about non-woven materials and painting and dyeing with paintsticks, acrylics, ink-intense pencils, and fabric dye.  Betty is an extremely good and generous teacher.  We learned a lot and had lots of fun.  Here are some pictures of the workshop.

Not mine- but one of my favorite pieces

A section of one of Betty’s quilts

Berea Quilt Extravaganza

Yesterday,  My quilt “Trail of Tears receive the Viewers Choice Award at the Berea Quilt Extravaganza.  I was really honored as there were so many beautiful quilts  to choose from.  I was genuinely surprised.   My thanks to all who voted.   The greatest aspect was not the award, but finding how my quilt touched people and evoked emotion.  Here is a picture of the Berea Arts Council director and me in front of my quilt.