Friday, October 26, 2012

The New Art Space

I've had so much fun over the last few weeks teaching, travelling and now my son's birthday and Halloween cap off a busy month. But the biggest project of all was moving my art studio from home to the Summerland Art Gallery space. I've been packing sorting, organizing, unloading and I've finally got things set up so that I can start to have fun.

For a basement space it has been beautifully painted by the previous artist, and has loads of windows and natural light. The blank white wall in the bottom photo now has a design wall so I'm ready to play. The blank wall in the top photo will soon be covered with cork tiles so I can adorn it with pages of brainstorming ideas for the poetry to art translation. 

My art gallery studio hours will be 10am to 2pm weekdays, but do call ahead at 250-488-4168 as I teach often and have a lot of fibre art and guild meetings.  I'd hate to miss you especially if you've travelled far. I love visitors, so please do stop by!

Saturday, October 13, 2012


I had so much fun last week teaching the Inksations class in Penticton! I am always so impressed by the fabulous colour choices that the students bring to class. Here are a few more of my star students with their finished table runner tops...



Louise (still tackling the borders)

A fun time was had by all and Barb and Cathie were a dynamic duo at Poppin's Quilt Parlour. Thanks for hosting! 

If you'd like to take the INKSATIONS Table Runner and Silk Screen Workshop, visit the Brandy Lynn Designs website to fill out the online request form and I'll send you a list of upcoming classes or you can book a date for your guild today! It's an excellent way for traditional quilters to take a small step out of their comfort zone and try something artsy. 

These are exciting times...

I'm having so much fun teaching all weekend in Prince George. What a fabulous bunch of ladies! My favourite part of class is always the reveal of a pieced top with the student's fabulous colour choices on display. This was the INKSATIONS table runner workshop...

Here's a huge line of photos of the finished toppers...enjoy!

We all had so much fun and every single student finished their project. I even had a first because in this last photo the student completed 2 table runners in one day! Way to go Louise!

Up and at 'em first thing tomorrow to teach the Crazy Quilted Baby Blanket. Nightie night!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

We have a winner!

Congratulations Gayle from MI!

Here's her lovely comment from when she visited the Explore Fibre blog last week:

"How nice for you that all your hard work is paying off! I took a class from Susan (Purney Mark) at the AQS show in Grand Rapids and am now hooked on the screening. I can't wait to use it in a quilt and your pattern sure seems like a great place to start! I hope you have a huge success with your quilting endeavors and I have found a new blog to read!"

Gayle has won the INKSATIONS Table Runner and Screen Printing Kit valued at $29.99!

Thanks Gayle, for signing up to follow the explore Fibre Blog and congrats on being drawn as the lucky winner! Please visit the Brandy Lynn Designs website and submit your full name and mailing address through the contact form and I'll send you the prize.