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Watercolor, Celebrity Silhouette!

on December 11, 2017 - 5:42pm

 And a good time was had by all! We had 4 enthusiastic groups on the Celebrity Silhouette. I tried out a new painting with two new techniques for my cruise classes: negative painting and lifting color and it was well received!

"Sew Sunday" Presentation at Jubilee

on October 16, 2017 - 2:29pm

Here is the Sew Sunday group who came out for my "Watercolor to Fabric" Powerpoint talk yesterday. As you can see, I wore my "Chris Francis" blouse to highlight the Wildflowers line by Clothworks. Such fun to meet everyone and talk fabric! 

2017 Shop Exclusive Fabric Panels: available at these shops for 2017!

on September 8, 2017 - 2:13pm

Find links to these shops at the lower left of this page under "Links"


Valley Quilters Guild

on September 8, 2017 - 2:09pm

I am now a proud member of the Valley Quilters Guild! I received notification this morning that I have been accepted into the guild. If I am in Alaska when a meeting is scheduled I will certainly attend!


on August 14, 2017 - 2:02pm

 Having fun with IMovie! Here is my first annual Halloween fabric panel, "Trick or Treat!"

Preview of 2018 Denali fabric panel, "Denali, The Great One"

on August 14, 2017 - 2:00pm

 Here is a preview of my 2018 Denali panel, "Denali, the Great One" - available December 1 to Alaska fabric shops. The original art is an oil painting which gives this panel a traditional, painterly look. Fireweed graces the foreground, with a brilliant sunset sky in peach, gold and lavender.

NEW quilt pattern featuring my Denali Collection!

on July 12, 2017 - 8:56pm

 Breaking news! Michelle McAnally of Lighthouse Quilts & Things has created a beautiful quilt pattern featuring my Denali Collecton! Contact Michelle at to get your pattern!

NEW Panel, Celebrating Summer Solstice: "Alaska in Bloom"

on June 15, 2017 - 11:20pm

 Latest news: I am introducitng an annual Summer Solstice Fabric Art Panel with this original design, "Alaska In Bloom" ~  Find it at your favorite Alaska quilt shop! The first shipment just went out this week!


Celebrating Wildflowers fabric magazine article!

on May 1, 2017 - 1:04pm

Imagine how thrilled I am that Clothworks has arranged for an 11 page spread in the Summer 2017 issue of this magazine! Thanks to Bonnie Lopez, my friend, for pointing it out to me. What a great sendoff to the line.

Alaska Raw Fur Company just added to Exclusive Panel Team!

on April 18, 2017 - 3:03pm

Yes, we are happy to welcome Sandy Mattie of Alaska Raw Fur Company in Fairbanks, with the Chickadees image as her exclusive panel! So glad you are on the exclusive fabric panel team, Sandy!