This links page is not organized in any particular manner. I add interesting URLs as I find them so check back often.
GORGEOUS HAND DYED FIBERS
Laura Wasilowski also dyes wonderful fibers; visit her site at www.artfabrik.com. You might also want to check out her class listings.
MACHINE EMBROIDERY DESIGNS
Advanced Embroidery Designs, located at www.advanced-embroidery-designs.com, offers a free design each month and they are very well done! They also have designs for sale including many cutwork designs and designs using Photo Stitch technique.
Of course, you should also check out Oklahoma Embroidery Sewing and Design at www.embroideryonline.com.
EUROPEAN CRAZY QUILT FESTIVAL
THREE DIMENSIONAL EMBELLISHMENTS:
For fabulous dimensional flowers, check out Cindy Oravecz's site at www.Quiltersfancy.com. I've got several of her books and her flowered baskets are truly works of art.
I just love polymer clay and especially like quilters jewelry and button made from it. I have an all black vest where the only decoration is some buttons that look like they are stip pieced. Visit www.craftswomen.com/Dotty by Dotty Calabrese to see her gorgeous buttons, needlecases and pins.
Every year when I attend the Minnesota Quilters Annual Show I make a point to visit Jennifer Patterson's booth and purchase at least one new polymer clay draped quilt pin. I now have over a dozen of them. You can view her work at www.quiltedinclay.com.
BEAUTIFUL QUILTERS NOTECARDS:
If you haven't discovered Rebecca Barker's notecards featuring quilts, be sure to visit her at www.barkerquiltscapes.com. Not only are her designs lovely, but they are economical; you can order 10 different cards for $12.50 (and that includes shipping!).
Now don't get your hopes up here. My favorite poet is Ogden Nash (you know, the guy who wrote "Marriage is the union of flotsam and jetsam, One who never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgetsam") so my poetry tends towards the humorous. Check back occasionally as I add new poems.
As with the rest of this website, you can use these copyrighted poems for your quilt guild newsletter provided you credit me by name and give the URL of this website. I am serious here: I don't mind you using my poems if you credit me. It really ticks me off to see one of my poems printed elsewhere with my name removed (this has happened more than once).
TIMES ARE CHANGING
For our Great-Great Grandmothers,
in quilting times past
Patterns used to travel with
pioneers going west
At one time a two fabric quilt
was a sign of status
Like our Great-Great Grandmothers
our lives are busy, we're stressed