Rank #1: Quilting from the Gut: 100 Quilts in 100 Days
Rank #2: Patti Mosca: Giving Permission
Rank #3: The Muse Is In with Jill Badonsky
Rank #4: Creative Thursday with Marisa Anne
What started out as one day a week, Thursdays, set aside to be a bit more creative while working a 9 to 5 job....Creative Thursday, has become a full time business featuring the art of Marisa Anne Cummings, or as Marisa likes to call it a dream come true.
Marisa is an artist and textile designer with a mission to help create a world where everyone is creative and finds fulfillment in doing the work and living the life they love. Her someday dream of writing a book, as scary as it seemed, has now become a reality with Creative Thursday: Everyday Inspiration to Grow Your Creative Practice In her own gentle way, Marisa shares everyday inspiration to help you find and grow your creative practice.
Rank #5: Art Doodle Love with Dawn DeVries Sokol
In 2008, Quarry published her first book, 1000 Artist Journal Pages: Personal Pages and Inspiration, which she also designed. Her second and third books are Doodle Diary: Art Journaling for Girls and Doodle Sketchbook: Art Journaling for Boys.
Dawn teaches art journaling and doodling workshops at retreats and online. Her DVD workshop “Art Journaling: Pages in Stages”, is available from Cloth Paper Scissors and Interweave Press. Her articles about art journaling and doodling have appeared both in print and online magazines and websites.
Art Doodle Love is Dawn's latest boo
Rank #6: Pat Sloan: The Nuts & Bolts of Owning a Quilt Business
Rank #7: Mailing Lists and Masterminds
Rank #8: Trish Seggebruch: Down Under & Again
Patricia’s books, Encaustic Workshop and Encaustic Mixed Media are available on book shelves everywhere and two DVD’s in the medium are on the market thanks to FW Publishing and Creative Catalyst Productions.
Now Trish has taken her love of teaching and (her word) ‘waxiness’ across the pond to Australia. I wanted to talk with her today to see how she came to the decision to take such a big leap of faith.
Rank #9: Mary Taylor: Talking Transfers
Rank #10: Deanne Fitzpatrick: The Artist Behind the Mat
Rank #11: Collage Artist Claudine Hellmuth
Rank #12: Wen Redmond: Art Quilter/Fiber Artist
Her work has appeared in numerous publications and shows, including 500 Art Quilts by Lark Books, Quilting Arts magazine and TV show, exhibits throughout the US and most recently, the mecca of all art quilting, Quilt National 2011.
Wen’s current work explores digital imagery and combining fabric with a variety of mixed media and surface design.
Rank #13: Jess Greene - Seek Your Course Takes a Turn
Rank #14: You're the Canvas: An Artful Approach to Personal Style
Rank #15: Debbi McCullough: Finding Inspiration in the Desert
Rank #16: Sacred Threads Quilt Exhibit
Rank #17: Painted Threads - Art Quilter Judy Coates Perez
Rank #18: Artist with a Song in Her Heart: Judith Heartsong
Special allowances were made in the course of my education to provide art instruction and the time I needed to focus on it. I studied privately with some tremendous artists and worked with every sort of material I could get my hands on to build my knowledge of mediums.
Judith is currently a professional artist and prolific painter with an impressive resume and a mover and shaker in creating and sustaining the art community in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. She has painted a mural at the National Zoo, licensed artwork for collector plates, created a limited edition series of prints sold on Princess Cruise line,
She has served on the board of a local art center and most recently works as a corporate art consultant. And if that’s not enough, Judith hosts an artist’s salon each month at her fabulous new studio. We’ll find out about that and so much more.
Rank #19: Mary Fisher Celebrates her 65th
Called “A Whisper of AIDS,” the speech is included in “Words of a Century: The Top 100 American Speeches, 1900-1999,” you can watch and listen to it on YouTube.
Mary Fisher tested positive for H.I.V. in 1991 at the age of 43 and has spent the last 20 years combining advocacy and art-making.
Back in 1992 the Republican National convention was on my TV as background noise. At one point, I glanced up and saw a woman I could identify with as a young mother, but here she was saying she had AIDS. Mary left quite an impression on me. Little did I know that years later our paths would cross at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. This time I was drawn in by her artwork. We connected on some level and have been friends ever since. It is my honor to interview her today and help her celebrate her 65th birthday - Mary Fisher style.
Rank #20: Bridgette Guerzon-Mills: Sight | Insight
Her mixed media paintings incorporate moments captured by photographs with the richness of paint, creating a bridge between two worlds – the real and the reconstructed. By laying down layers of paint and pieces of photo transfers, papers or fibers she creates depth in both form and meaning. The canvas becomes a multilayered surface that speaks to both the visual and tactile senses. This integration of diverse layers creates an intimate connection that invites exploration.
It is this insight and meaning and how where it comes from that we will discuss.