Wednesday, October 21, 2015

2015 Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Artist's Annual Exhibit

Moods of the Seasons
An art installation created in 2015
Combining 3D Cottages
And Four Panels with Seasonal Designs as a setting

One of my favorite creations from 2015, this work will be on display at the Cincinnati Nature Center
October 23-25, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A Wonderfull Fall Fiber Show is coming soon . . .

The Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Artists will hold our annual show at the Cincinnati Nature Center in October.  I was very excited to learn this week that one of my quilts will be featured on the Publicity Poster.
Here is the poster with the information for the show and a photo of my quilt used in the publication.
My Quilt is based on a concept called Stupendious Stitches using machine stitching and hand embroidery.  
The design includes felted Mandalas and numerous buttons.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

A Very Good Year

2015 has been a very creative year so far, and it is about time I return to the blog I promised to maintain seven months ago!
Here is one of many of 
the highlights of my work so far:

On July 24th, 2015 I was one of 16 artists invited to participate in an event in Northern Kentucky at the Ft. Thomas Library
called Art After Hours
Here is my booth space

and a photo with fellow Fiber Artist 
and Friend Betsy Terrill 
in front of our quilts at Art After Hours.
We were all "dolled up" for the evening! 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Civic Garden Center Block Challenge
Each year the Civic Garden Center of Cincinnati
puts on a Quilter's Tea with a speaker, wonderful food and delicious teas.
As a part of the day they present a quilt block challenge in the months leading up to the tea.
The blocks are judged and hung at the tea.
Over the following year they are made into quilts to be auctioned as a fund raiser. 
This years theme is
"Enchanted Botanicals"

my entry began by using the required fabric
and cutting the shapes to match my sketch of enchanted lady slippers

the flowers were placed on the required background fabric 
to create a 12 1/2"x 12 1/2" block 

 Here is the finished block and details

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Welcome 2015
and Happy New Year to All
My Resolution for 2015
concerning this blog
is to try to be a "little more" involved in posting to my blog.
Actually, I do not do resolutions.
What I have been doing for the past 10 years 
is to write a list of aspirations.
Things I aspire to accomplish during the year.
So to be more clear,
on my list I have included 
"I aspire to post more often in 2015 
than I posted in 2014"
Hope you will be following
and Enjoy!
See ya soon - Robbie

Thursday, July 3, 2014


Hoffman Fabric Challenge
For the past 25 years Hoffman Fabrics has offered a challenge where entries that are accepted travel throughout the year to quilt shows, textile shops, museums and libraries.  
Each entry must include a recognizable amount of the challenge fabric.
This years challenge fabric was a wonderful blend of deep indigo background, flowers and colorful mandala designs.
In the past I have always created art dolls for my entry.  2014 is the first time I have entered a quilt. 
My design is based on the ornate shrines of 
Our Lady of Guadalupe 
that are so often seen in Mexican Art.  
My entry is Titled
Our Lady of the Garden
The art is quilted with machine decorative stitches and was created in a fused appliqué technique.  I spent hours fussy cutting the flowers and mandala designs that are printed on the challenge fabric and positioning them into the shrine.
Pictured here is a slice of the challenge fabric and the quilt from the front and back including the quilt label.

Sunday, February 9, 2014


The Valentine Heart 
And Card