I began sewing clothing at the age of 14. I learned from observing my mother and honed my skills in high school tailoring class and by reading books and magazines. After college I created a side business creating formal and bridal dresses. Twelve years ago I purchased a book on watercolor quilts and thus began my love of contemporary quilts. Now I have little desire to make clothing but do some alterations. For one year I operated a quit shop called The Sewing Salon. I was dissapointed to have to close it but realize the blessing of now having time to do what I love: create quilts! Most of my pieces are art quilts and mostly machine work. I love Asian and African fabrics, origami, portrait and landscape quilts. I sell fabric, patterns and my work on etsy: nancyscreativeoutlet.etsy.com. I belong to a local quilt circle and organized the self publishing of the groups book and ocassionally teach classes for them.
Nancy, thank you! I received the autographed magazine, showcasing your beautiful quilts! I am honored and will go through and read it cover to cover. Congrats, again. You are, welcome and I will keep you abreast of any other avenues, open for us.
What a pleasant surprise. No apologies needed. I know how busy we can be and I thank you for keeping me posted on your awesome success! Congratulations if a big way!! You are so welcome and I am proud of you. Our quilts are touring together! Keep the creative juices flowing and I wish you all of the best. Where can I purchase the magazine?
The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!
Hi Nancy, This block, G7 Indianapolis is the center block of a quilt made by a lady
named jane Stickle. Brenda Papadakis wrote a book upon this quilt, she redraft the blocks and triangles and imagined letters she would send to Jane.
There is a Dear Jane group on this site where we share our progress on our Baby Jane quilt.
Elsewhere, a lady has a blog and she shows how to prepare and sew each block. http://thatquilt.blogspot.com
Thanks! You inspire me to at least start sketching the next one. I may challenge myself to do something that is not my strongsuit: drawing eyes. I want to represent women worldwide...based on their eyes. I had the idea and then saw a TV report on a book "Half the Sky". It's cover has partial faces of 15 women from around the world. When something like this happens, I think it is destined for me to represent!
....The book title is based on a Chinese Proverb that "Women hold up half the sky" and is about changing the oppression of women. I am not an activist, but when I am gone (and while I am here) I want some of my work to have meaning.
Welcome to Love of Art Quilts, Nancy! Your work is wonderful. Great fabrics! I really love your latest creation in your "Women" series. I left a comment on the album page, but I'll repeat it here: It's one of those art pieces that makes you feel good about yourself just for having viewed it! Thank you for sharing. : )