Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Nesting Quilt, update!

Well....progress! Yesterday I checked the color proofs with my editor from Tilbury House, Audrey Maynard. The Nesting Quilt will be released in May. Yay!
Here's the cover:

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Nesting Quilt

The new book is evolving....changes include a new title: The Nesting Quilt. Here's another page from the book:
And here's the finished quilt. As you can see, it has changed a bit since Suzie rearranged the pieces! Along the way, I learned a few things about the fun of sewing triangles. Ack!!
The plan is to put the pattern and directions for making this as a free PDF on a site. The book will be out in the spring from Tilbury House. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

"Nesting" in the works

This summer has been a lovely balance of welcoming friends and family visiting us in Maine, and working in my studio on Nesting. Here's a page with Maya cutting up her old pjs to use in a "nest" quilt that she's making with her Nana for the new baby.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Little Helper

I'm working on a new book called Nesting that will be published by Tilbury House in the Spring. In the story, a child and her grandmother make a quilt. So....I'm making the quilt. Apparently, Suzie has decided I need her input. Here's the before and after of the design:

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


I am not a techy. So for the past two years plus, my website has been woefully outdated. My old pal, David, a marvelous website designer and Renaissance man, came to visit us this weekend. He graciously dusted off my site and set up an easy and nearly fool-proof (even for me!) way for me to update it. So please take a look around and let me know your thoughts.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Winter is here!

Time for getting cozy with a favorite child and a favorite book! My dear friend Carol insists that Rainbow Stew is her adorable one-year-old grandson's favorite book, and I'm thrilled, of course. Here is Tobin with his Opa Carol. He certainly looks like he's focused on the story!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tell Me A Story About Maine

I'm delighted to be a part of this show: Tell Me A Story: About Maine - Children's Book Illustrations by Maine Artists.
July 26th - Nov. 23rd at the Atrium Art Gallery, USM Lewiston-Auburn College. Opening reception is July 26th from 5-7. Work by 15 artists, including Dahlov Ipcar, Charlotte Agell, Jeannie Brett, Jamie Hogan, Laura Rankin and Chris Van Dusen.

The gorgeous image above is by Maine's Treasure, Dahlov Ipcar.

Here's one of mine that will be in the show. It's from Pond Babies.