Saturday, December 31, 2011


Let's see...lately I've been doing a lot of this...

Yep, making pretty things.

Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Merry

Whichever holiday you celebrate this month, have a peaceful and joyous holiday season!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Preparing for 2012

I've started dyeing fabric for 2012 after a nice long break.

 It feels good to be busy and have color all over the house when the weather is gray and cool.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bill on His Own

My DH Bill had his own sales booth at Hendershots:  Coffee, Bar, Misic & Art on Sunday...

His worked looked great and he had some sales! 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Creative Characters

Last weekend our group of ladies gathered at Tracy's house to play with surface design methods.  I carved some simple stamps and most of the ladies printed on linens with their stamps...

This is Mary Ann's hand dyed fabric with print applied.  Isn't it beautiful?

Some of these are Tracy's pieces

These are my prints, including a chop (signature stamp) I made previously


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Holiday Market

I just love holiday music, decorations, festivities and markets--the whole package.  This year with our Pandora subscription we can listen to all kinds of holiday music online, so the house has been filled with tunes.  My favorite?   Sleigh Ride performed by a symphony orchestra.  Live is even better.

Here are some photos of our booth at the OCAF Holiday Market this weekend.  We're sharing a booth with Catherine Hart; many of the pieces on the back wall are hers...

Bill's rust dyes are framed...

Our wool ornaments are a hit...

This is an original print block that I purchased from Patty Coulter of the Bird's Nest Press.  Love it.

Monday, November 28, 2011

This Weekend's Holiday Market

This weekend Anita Heady Fiber Arts will share a booth with Catherine Hart at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation Holiday Market in Watkinsville, GA.  The Market will host 65 vendor booths plus 35 artists in the OCAF Art Shoppe.  Come on over for a visit!

Catherine is an award winning Athens-area fiber artist with lovely pieces that hang in many Georgia art shows and some local businesses.

Here are some of my small gifts for the Market...

Wild & Wooly Ornaments

Handmade and quilted potholders

 Rust and color dyed art (by Bill)

Happy Kids Quilts

For more information, click on the OCAF link above.  We hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Holiday Downtown

One of the reasons we chose to move to Athens four years ago was the vibrant downtown.  This week we had a nice dinner out and walked downtown for a while, admiring the holiday decorations...

Bill waiting for his dinner

Broad St. across from the University of Georgia

The other end of Broad St.

 The newly re-opened, and beautifully restored, Georgia Theater

Heery's Too! (above), Helix and Native America have my favorite window displays.   The streets will be bustling with holidays shoppers tomorrow.   This weekend, UGA and Georgia Tech. will play their yearly football game and next weekend UGA will play in the SEC Championship game!   I love this town.

Happy Thanksgiving!

All the best to you and yours on this Thanksgiving Day!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New Product

For a few weeks I have been working on a new product line for AHFA, hand-dyed, silk & natural-fiber blend scarves.  Here are a few that will be available at Helix in downtown Athens, GA.

...and look at these scraps.  They'll be great as ribbons, hair ties and perhaps as strands for knitting!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Supreme Slip

I was happily sewing along, quilting a sweet toddler quilt when my machine started to act funny.  I stopped for a few seconds to see if I could find a problem.  No problem, so I sewed another few inches.

Humm.  What a pain.  We were moving along so nicely...

 ...until I machine quilted my Supreme Slider to the back of my quilt.   Good grief.

Am I the only quilter who has ever done this?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Here are a few items that I'm preparing to sell at the OCAF (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) Holiday Market in Watkinsville, GA the first weekend of December.

I'll have some small quilts for children...

These are potholders in various stages of being finished...

Come on over for a weekend of fun and holiday shopping.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Student Work

On Saturday I taught an Advanced Dye class to a group of lovely ladies.  We played with thickened dye, soda soaked fabric (wet and dry), stamps and screens and all sorts of other tools to print on fabric. Here are some of their pieces (I missed photographing some of the best ones, I'm afraid)...

Miriam was creating fur colors for a new piece.

A good, messy time was had by all!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

1 Week, 2 Ribbons!

This weekend the Georgia Quilt Show was held in Duluth, GA (metro Atlanta) and once again Marybeth Tawfik and I had an entry.  Last weekend we won a 2nd place ribbon for "Chromatic" (see the last entry).

This week we won a biggie--Holis Turnbow gave our quilt, "Blue Moon",  his Judge's Choice ribbon!

Here she is... 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Misty Mountain QuiltFest

This weekend we were vendors at the Misty Mountain QuiltFest in the Georgia mountains. The trees were in full Fall color and it was a lovely weekend for the show. Here are some highlights...

Our 2nd Place quilt (Anita Heady maker and Marybeth Tawfik long arm machine quilter)

Our friend, Mary Ann Mauney, won the Judge's Choice ribbon! This piece had it's own wall in honor of the award.

And what do we have here? Fabric beads on this art quilt by Carleen Brock.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fabric Beads on a Quilt

For those of you who have taken my little fabric bead-making demo, here's a photo from the 2011 Asheville (NC) Quilt Show of fabric beads on a quilt. Terry Williams is the maker, and the quilt is lovely...