Fiber Art

Consider the Ravens

These two pieces were donated to Virginia Spiegel’s Collage Mania fund raiser for the American Cancer Society. Pieces will be available for purchase May 5-7, 2009.

I feel that participating in fund raising is due to my Mother. She died from complications of Breast Cancer almost 32 yrs ago… she was quite a fighter & did great after her mastectomy. This was years before the Mammogram machine. She was full of life & lived every day she had. She would have enjoyed these cards & would applaud your work to help others in this boat.


An Octopus’s Garden

Displayed at El Pasaje Building, Ybor City, FL
June 25-28, 2008

All the panels of Octopus’s Garden on display

2008 Journal Quilt

Talk is Cheep on the Party Line

Donated to and sold by Quilt Surface Design Symposium, Columbus, Ohio, at auction in June 2007.

Note: If you were the high bidder, will you please email me ? I like to keep track of where my “babies” end up.


Postcard Map of the World

March 2007: patsy created a postcard map of the world which was auctioned on eBay to benefit Greenpeace.

She began by projecting a map of the world onto silk fabric donated by Valrie Massey, a photographer and artist friend.

She painted a thin line of a water-soluble resist to separate the continents from the oceans; then she painted the land masses and oceans separately using silk paints.

After heat-setting the paint, she prepared and quilted the fabric and marked it into 4″ x 6″ rectangles for postcards.

Once she cut the cards apart, she sent them in envelopes to artists all over the world, who signed them, added personal sayings, and returned them in the mail

Upon their return, the cards were reassembled and auctioned to raise money for Greenpeace.

 Polymer clay, tissue paper, floor wax, paint

Included in Do Not Fold, Bend, Spindle or Mutilate: Computer Punch Card Art,   an exhibition of the Washington Pavilion of Arts & Science Visual Arts Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, July 28, 2006, through October 1, 2006.


Fiber Postcard Using SewPaintable
(indirect light)

Same Fiber Postcard Using SewPaintable
(direct light)

SewPaintable™ is a polyester triple-coated woven canvas that accepts most types of sewing, paint, inks, chalks, glues, texturizing, stamps, stencils, image transfer, die cut systems, and can be sealed to be used indoors or outdoors.

patsy’s Gingko cards for the 2005 Art2Mail exchange.

Art2Mail 2005: Cards 1-10

Art2Mail 2005: Cards 11-20

Art2Mail 2005: Cards 21-30

Art2Mail 2005: Cards 31-40