Tuesday, November 15, 2011


surface designed fabric - my passion
When I volunteered to help Marcia with Artists in Blogland…she asked if I had any ideas for the blog. 
studio quilt
The first thing that popped into my mind was that I’d like to get to know everyone better – so I offered to interview one of our members each month.   
surface designed fabric
We learned a lot about our fabulous moderator, Marcia, in our first Creatively Featured post and now…it’s my turn. 
contact cards made with itty bitty scraps
There are just a couple questions I’ve chosen to answer…
surface designed fabric
Because I talk to much...
studio quilt
bag for stuff in my purse
Tell us about blogging and how it’s worked for you.
I made beads...and then a necklace out of them.
I moved to Barranquilla, Colombia when my daughter married a fellow who is from this area…and they brought my granddaughter with them when they left the States. Can you believe that?!?  
My interpretation of the city of Barranquilla
Well…long story short…annie! grandma did NOT want to live that far away from my, now, almost 4 year old Sophia . (birthday - November 22nd) She is truly the light of my life. 
I made little owl dollies for Sophia's 3rd Birthday…
So yes, we sold our house just before the market crashed (Thank God), moved to Tampa when she was born – until the kids graduated from college… and now…here we are.
Art Journal cover
In Colombia!!! 
back cover of my fabric book...The Boat Book
I began blogging a little over a year ago – mainly to keep in touch with family and friends back in the USA. 
surface designed fabric
I was writing the same information over and over and ding-ding…realized it was so much easier to load a picture into my blog one time - instead of attaching it to 20 emails.  
Christmas present!
I was involved in getting Art Quilters Unlimited off the ground a few years ago in Lee County, FL and then an active member in the Surface Design Guild of Tampa Bay. 
Journal cover made with my surface designed fabric
Both groups gave me SO much encouragement, motivation, kudos, love and appreciation…and I didn’t fully realize how much they meant to me…until I didn’t have them close by anymore. 
Christmas Cards!
I miss those girls some kinda bad…but I DO find a terrific support system through blogging. 
So…that’s another reason why it works for me. 

Christmas gift!
I’ve found SO many new, lovely artists who have become dear friends – even though we’ve never met. 
door knob quilt
What have you done this past year?
Christmas present!
I’ve had an incredibly productive year here in Barranquilla even though most of the year was spent doing ‘small stuff’.  
studio quilt
All of the pictures included here are of work I've completed in the past twelve months.

studio quilt I'm collaborating on with Marlene Glickman
I hope you'll visit my blog...if you haven't already, to see more of my recent work play.

another studio quilt
I'm headed to the states on Thursday, so this is all I have time to include...

But I got you caught up to about mid May of this year!
I won't have access to a computer very often while I'm gone...
studio quilt
But if you leave any comments I'll answer ASAP! I Promise!
studio quilt
Thanks for being the great, talented, warm group of Artists In Blogland that you ARE.
art journal cover
And for all your lovely visits and comments that warm my heart of hearts!
annie! - one of the Page sisters
Now...go rewrite your life story, 
Sandy - one of the Page sisters

create your life
Janice - one of the Page sisters

and let's get off the computer and go make art!!!
studio quilt
Or in my case...get packed!!!
a page from my I,I,I,Me,Me,Mine fabric book


  1. Drool! I LOVE your work. Since my mother, a fellow textile artist, just moved to Panama I'm sending her this link. She'll love you too.

  2. Annie - this has to be my favourite EVER post of yours, you know I love you and am a BIG fan of your work (having stalked your work on flickr before I even knew what blogging really was and we became friends). It is just fantastic to see so much of your beautiful work in one post. The biggest post of eye candy ever! Enjoy your trip to the states and happy birthday to beautiful Sophia :) x

  3. Annie, your work is gorgeous! It makes me want to drag my sewing machine out of its hiding place and start experimenting with fabric again.

    What an impressive body of work for 12 months. Well done. :)

  4. I always look forward to your posts. Love your 'rambling' and your awesome art!! Will miss you, and look forward to your return to the web.

  5. Wow! I love love love all of these! I especially love the boat book and the little dolls. Super! Good luck with your move :)

  6. Wowzer you have been busy! thanks for the showing.

  7. Love all your creations! Especially the dolls.. Good luck with your move.. will hop over to your blog

  8. Great post...love all of your amazing and wonderful creations! Was fun getting know more about you!

  9. What a great post! I'm new in discovering you thru AIB and am so glad I did! Your art quilts are just remarkable! All that color and texture combined so creatively....I'm like Sat.Sequins and may have to pull my machine out too. Isn't it fun to look back at what you've accomplished over a year? You've done some beautiful work!