Mojo Wonderland! January 9, 2013


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski!

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MARK ASKS: What have you done Creatively this week?


Longarm Quilter, Sales Rep, Designer



About PENNY…

Penny says, “An avid quilter for nearly twenty years, my quilting career has included not only working in a local quilt shop, The Quilted Forest, but I am a longarm quilter as well. I live in Clear Lake, Iowa.  My husband and I have six children and seven grandchildren, so now you know how I like to spend my spare time.  I also enjoy traveling and my most recent trip was nine days in Ireland that included three days at International Quilt Festival of Ireland 2012.”


CLICK HERE for Penny’s blog!


Designer, Quilter, Author, Collector



Mary Elizabeth Kinch is a professional quiltmaker, award winning designer and author. Together with Biz Storms, she co-authored two best-selling books, “Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts” and “Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts.”Mary Elizabeth is passionate about studying antique quilts, the lessons they teach her and applying that new knowledge in imaginative ways to create beautiful antique inspired Reproduction Quilts and exciting Modern Quilts.


CLICK HERE for Mary Elizabeth’s website!






Longarm Quilter, Artist, Teacher



About LISA…

Lisa Teichmann began quilting in 1987, and opened Garden Gate Quilting in 2001. She provides professional hand-guided  machine quilting for your projects, from wall-hangings to king-size quilts. Take a look at the gallery to see some of her work, or look at her teaching calendar to see upcoming classes. Lisa says, “I am a longarm machine quilter/artist who paints with fabric + thread. I am inspired by music and art. If I’m not quilting I’m cooking! Live creatively!”


CLICK HERE for Lisa’s website!



Artist, Author, Teacher 



About SUE…

A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, Sue Bleiweiss has been a full time artist for over 10 years. Self-taught, her medium of choice is fiber and she is particularly fond of working with silk. Sue has published an extensive array of articles for several internationally popular fiber and craft magazines and has had her work featured in numerous books. Her work resides in numerous private collections all over the world. Sue is a 2012 Niche Award Finalists in the Fiber Decorative category.


The Sketchbook Challenge: Technique, Prompts and Inspiration for Achieving your Creative Goals (Random House/Potter Craft Publishing)

Creative Ways with Books and Journals

Creative Ways with Fibre&Stitch

Additional work featured in:

Adventures in Mixed Media: Collage, Stitch, Fuse, and Journal Your Way to a More Creative Life by Jane Davies

Creative Paper Quilts by Terri Stegmiller

1000 Artisan Textiles:Contemporary Fiber Art, Quilts, & Wearables by S Salamony & G Brown

Magazine Articles:

Cloth Paper Scissors Studios, Cloth Paper Scissors, Altered Couture, Belle Armoire, Bound & Lettered, The Crafts Report, Crafts N Things, Get Creative, Handcrafted, Handwoven Magazine, Quilting Arts Gifts, The Quilting Quarterly, Sew Somerset, Somerset Studio and Somerset Wedding

Juried Shows:

Infinity Art Gallery 2011 Fiber Arts Show, Fantastic Fibers 2011, Volusia Wrapped in Fiber 2011, One Passion, Many Voices 2011, Images – Lowell Quilt Festival 2010

Professional Affiliations:

Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA); Surface Design Association (SDA); 8 That Create Fine Arts Group


Today, Sue and I are dishing about SHOES!

by Desiree Habicht

by Desiree Habicht

High heels, high fashion, not-wearable, totally wantable works of art!

And all for an amazing cause. Let Sue tell it:

“When Jamie Fingal and I found out that more women die each year in the US from cardiovascular disease than all cancers combined they decided it was time to put together a project to help raise awareness of that horrifying statistic.
Our goal is to raise $5,000 for The Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California – because they not only treat women, but also educate and do major research for this disease with women. Katie Couric talked to Barbra Streisand about the heart center and you can watch excerpts from that interview here.


We’ve decided to kick off our heels to reach our goal of raising $5,000 to donate to The Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Hospital and issued a challenge to some of the most talented and gifted artists we know to do the same.  These artists will be turning their heels into works of art to be sold in May of 2013.  All the money raised from these incredible shoes of art will be donated to the The Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Hospital.
We’re incredibly excited about this project and we hope that you’ll help us spread the word about it, by putting our blog button on your blog, talking about it on social media sites, and when the time comes, purchasing a pair of art shoes!  We also hope that you’ll consider answering our call for art and creating a pair of art shoes to donate to the cause.  You’ll find more information about that here. 

We will be inviting some of the artists who are creating a pair of art shoes to blog about how they transformed their ordinary heels into a work of art.  In the meantime, check out the links on the other pages of our blog to find out how you can submit a pair of art shoes for this fundraiser and view some of our inspiring sample shoes.

Here’s another terrific example, made by my good buddy Victoria Findlay Wolfe:

in process...

Victoria’s shoes in progress…

...and fabulously DONE!

…and fabulously DONE!

Kick Off Your Heels is blogging HERE!

CLICK HERE for Sue’s website!

Sue blogs HERE!


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Textile Designer, Quilter, Embroiderer



About ANEELA. . .

untitledAneela Hoey graduated from Winchester School of Art with a BA (Hons) degree in printed textile design, in 1994. She has worked in design studios in both London and New York as well as freelance. After getting married she took a break to raise her two  daughters, now aged 7 and 10. She found her way back to textile design through her love of quilt making which led her to begin designing the kind of fabrics she wanted to use but couldn’t find. Aneela is also a keen embroiderer and produces  her own embroidery patterns.

Aneela says, “I am a fabric designer for Moda fabrics.  My lines include Sherbet Pips, Little Apples, A Walk In The Woods, Cherry Christmas and Sew Stitchy.  Posy will be released in January 2013. I am also author of the embroidery book Little Stitches, published by Stash Books.”

Aneela’s delicate designs evoke childhood’s sweet moments…

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Aneela’s new book will get you stitchin’!


Aneela blogs HERE!

Find Aneela’s book HERE!


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Quilter, Designer, Author, Teacher




GardWhim200Mickey says, “I am a nationally known quilt artist that also dabbles in mixed media…and knits for a hobby.

My husband, Paul, is an artist too and actually hand dyes all the fabrics that I use.

ConeflowerCanopyFULLMy work is has a whimsical flare to it…meant to give you a smile and even a giggle. Textiles have always fascinated me, from vintage to current, my taste  has always been ALL!  Sewing in general, mending to garment making, were never a chore.  But when I pushed myself beyond traditional quilt making, I found the road less traveled was greatly inviting.

My quilts have been described as whirlwinds of color, with oranges residing next to purples of all shades in harmony.  Dots, swirls, and stripes intermingle with florals and prints in an outlandish yet exciting visual parade.

This is how I see the world and how I want the world to see me.

My work mixes traditional quilting techniques with bold, innovative machine appliqué and threadwork.  Fabric choices include my own hand dyed cotton with commercial cottons for a special spark of color and depth.  Pieces are heavily machine quilted.

The images are meant to spark thought and a smile, as humor is a great gift to share.

With the release of my new book Pieced Hexies…well, I feel I have come full circle.  So while you may know me initially as an Art Quilter… I am also a Traditional Quilter.”




Mickey’s new book is hexagonally terrific!




CLICK HERE for Mickey’s website!

Mickey blogs HERE!

Get Mickey’s books and patterns HERE and HERE!


And when your MOJO listening’s done. . .

If you’ve never used Auriful Thread. . .

. . .  then you haven’t really sewn!

Why not start off with my BASICS ?

Go to my web site to order YOUR collection — CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED.

Been Fly-ing Lately? Your projects will soar with my new fabric line for Andover Fabrics, I CAN FLY!



Many thanks to Nessa Reifsnyder of Fabricate, for assistance with Mark Lipinski’s Blog!


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