I come from a long line of sign writers and am happiest with a brush and some paint! Add
paint to fabric and I get really excited!!

Friday, April 12, 2013


Over the years I have incorporated much of my childrens’ artwork in my own. When they were quite young, I took a class in Halifax hosted by the Mayflower Guild and in the class we covered using disperse dyes as transfer dyes.

The instructor was kind of a bust, disorganized, very dismissive of our efforts, actually everything you don’t want an instructor to be. The organizing committee was horrified. We made the best of it and all ended up coming home with lots of dyes to try on our own using some basic instructions. The thing about these dyes is that that only work on synthetic fabrics. 

I had my kids complete some painting on newsprint and then I transfer heated these to some poly broadcloth. Outer space was their theme! I then used the resulting blocks to piece this top. Lucky for me I hadn’t had time to quilt it so there was, ripe for the longarm!

I enjoy piecing my backs as well, even as simple as this.....

I used a bright orange thread from Fil-tec for top and bobbin and had fun with some freehand stitching. Best of all, it is finished!!


  1. Great quilt full of memories! Wonderful quilting Jennifer

  2. Jennifer VienneauApril 16, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    Thanks, Lorette!