Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Isn't it amazing how small the world is today. In 2006 I met Judy Wilkenfeld in Italy for the first time in a Michael DeMeng workshop, she from Australia, me from the U.S. We have kept in touch in a variety of ways, emails, phone calls, blogging (duh!) , she has visited a few times and we worked on an altered book round robin . Above is a part of a page I did in Judys' round robin book. Her theme was "Protection". The full photos are at the end of this post.

She just spent another week with me. She was in town to teach a workshop. If you have not taken a class with her, DO SO!!! Check her blog to see where she will be teaching in the future. I also highly recommend going book shopping, eating at great restaurants with amazing talented women...and men (and eating my husbands cooking as well) and laughing often.

Judy, Leslie Marsh, Michelle Ward, Judi Riesch and yours truly.

These books are just the tip of the iceberg.

Showing my terrific and appreciative better half , one of her fabulous purchases.

Instructor extraordinaire. It was a great group.

Seth aka, the altered page , pouring on the glue.

Leslies' busy hands.

Kecias busy hands.

Janes' tucking in her velvet.

Pamela Huntington admiring her work.

Since I have not finished the book I made in class, here are the pages from the round robin.
I decided on a totemic theme for Judys protection book. There were two sides that needed to be completed. One side had flaps that were tied together with string and ribbons that I beaded. I drew the design in copper and attached it to an old quilt piece. When you open the flaps there was a painted and collaged totem village inside.

Keep an eye out. My next post will be the continuing story of my disintegration project.