Saturday, December 30, 2006

Quilt Collage

This is an example of a photo collage created by Picasa.
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Monday, December 18, 2006

Florette the Doll

I took a class yesterday with Julie Booth ( We made this doll, Florette (although I'm going to give mine a different name). She's not finished yet; she needs hair and some additional beading, I think. The face is thread sculpted and drawn. I used some scraps of sheers to wrap around as the underskirt and overskirt. The rest of the fabric is, variously, rolled or folded cotton batiks. In the class kit, Julie provided the face fabric, embroidery thread, and various other items along with the use of pencils and pens to do the drawn-in features.

Julie is a very good teacher and very generous. I'm looking forward to taking another class from her in the spring. She does a lot of 3D work. Thanks, Julie for a great time! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Close up of "En Pointe", part of the QuiltArt@10 exhibit, in Lyon, France in June 2006. Detail from previous picture of Mama's Blue Period. Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 07, 2006

Quilt Expo, Lyon, France, June 2006

My quilt, "Mama's Blue Period" has been travelling as part of the "I Remember Mama" exhibit. It was in Lyon, France for Quilt Expo in June. (Wish I coulda gone with it!) Eliane Lomax, who is in my critique group, Q&A Quilt Artists ( took these pictures of the quilt in place in Lyon.

What's neat is that my other quilt, also in Lyon as part of the QuiltArt at 10 exhibit, is also visible in the first picture, just over the left shoulder of the man in the black shirt.

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Friday, August 04, 2006

Pam Heim Quilt from Tiny Boxes class at the Artful Quilter

Pam Heim is one of the students in the recent class I taught, based on my quilt Tiny Boxes, at the Artful Quilter ( She sent me these pictures. Wow, Pam, a lot done in less than a week! Pam promises a new picture once it's quilted.

The class uses a simple log cabin variation block, 5" square, to explore color in a main color and its compliment on the color wheel. Pam's interpretation is wonderful, in black and white with accents that range from red to yellow. So fun!

Two detail shots follow. I love the choices. Her black and whites include grays that are true gray and others that shade a bit brown, but they all work together so well. Those reds and yellow really pop.
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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Koi Polloi, copyright 2006 Betsy True. All rights reserved. I recently gave a talk at the Quilters Unlimited Mount Vernon group on Ruth McDowell and my experience taking a class from her. I showed off my Koi quilt that I began in that class in 2002 and only recently finished. I had a great time at the meeting and saw a bunch of old friends. Hopefully they enjoyed it as well--it seemed as if they did. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Cineraria #1. No, this isn't mine, though I wish it were. This is by a former student of mine, William Steck, who has gone far beyond me! We're both big fans of Ruth McDowell; he took a class from me on Ruth's methods and went on to take classes from Ruth. I'd say he needs no more classes! This is just beautiful and seems to explode off the page. Note the fractured inner border and the quilted centers of the flowers in the following detail. Bill said he did the stitching when he couldn't find the fabric he wanted for the cetners. Beautifully done!
Cineraria #1 Detail. I love the fabrics Bill used!
Cineraria #1 Flower center Detail