My 2021 Quilt Goals

It is customary at the beginning of the year to set new goals. It’s a scary process –especially if you publish them for all the world to see!

So here some of my major 2021 Goals.


Parisian Curves On Demand Class Launch


  1. Publish Parisian Curves On Demand Class Part 1Parisian Curves Upscale is the first course. The image above is one of the quilts from the class.  The class will include tips on selecting and using ombre fabrics as well as other options to create these large scale high impact blocks.
  2. Publish Parisian Curves On Demand Class Part 2 based on the original block.  The original block is featured in my book, Madly Modern Quilts.  In this class, I will be updating the techniques in the the book . I’ll also include a video where I improvise the layout using the blocks created in the tutorials. You’ll see how I make decisions real time!

If you are interested, be sure to sign up for my Newsletter!  Newsletter subscribers will be notified first when this course launches and receive a discount on the registration fee.

MasterClass Intensive Workshops Launch

I will launch MasterClass Virtual Intensive Workshops in 2021.  These will be multi day workshops for small groups of students starting in early Spring. Each intensive will have a specific focus such as Working with Simple Shapes and Ombres; Working In a Series; AfroModern Improv and other topics.

Details will be available in early 2021. Space will be limited in these MasterClasses.  Newsletter subscribers will receive first notice about these classes,  so be sure to sign up for my Newsletter if you haven’t already done so.

Enter 3 Quilts in Juried Art or Quilt Shows

I have had success in past years entering my quilts in art shows that accept all media. I’ve limited my activity recently to focus on writing and teaching.

Past Success! I’ve had my work accepted into major shows throughout the years. I’ve also had my fair share of rejections.  But since this is the time for celebration, here’s a partial list of my acceptances.  It’s a nice feeling to look back–and an incentive to jump into creativity and put my work out there.

Quilts=Art=Quilts. Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, New York. October, 1993.

Women In the Visual Arts.   Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, March 1994.  Juried International  competition for fine art (all media)  by women. My artquilt was the only fiber selected for this show.  Of 2,000 entries received, only 50 works were selected for the show.  Juror: Lisa Messinger, Assistant Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Contemporary Works of Faith ’95.    Liturgical Art Guild of Ohio, 14th Biennial International Exhibition.  March 1995.   Juried competition open to all fine art media.

Black Creativity 2007.  Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Illinois.  January 2007.  All media juried exhibit.  Winner, Honorable Mention Cash Award.

 Black Creativity 2008.  Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Illinois.  January 2008.  All media juried exhibit.

Beyond Category: Visions of Jazz in Fiber.  Curated by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi.  International Textile Biennial (San Jose, Costa Rica) and the University of Costa Rica (Limon 2010)

A New Legacy Revealed: Contemporary African American Quilts.  International Quilt Festival. Curated by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi.  November 2012, Houston TX

And more recently…

QuiltCon 2019.  The Modern Quilt Guild. 

Modern Quilt Guild Showcase. International Quilt Festival in Houston. November 2018. 

American Quilter’s Society QuiltWeek in Paducah (September 2018) 

Modern Quilts: Redesigning Traditions.  Ontario California Museum of History and Art.  December 2016- January 2017 

Pacific International Quilt Festival–2015 and World Quilt Festival2016 Sponsored by Mancuso.

Modern Quilt Guild Exhibit at the Texas Quilt Museum.  Curator Dr. Sandra Sider January – March 2016

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