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Announcing a new fabric art panel line!

on January 8, 2018 - 10:45pm

 Coming this year: Wild Alaska, a new set of fabric art panels featuring Alaska's animals! Request them at your favorite Alaska shop.

Celebrating New Year's Eve 2018!

on January 3, 2018 - 3:11am

 A lovely evening at the Jubilee Lodge on New Year's Eve! It was a full house, with a marvelous band and champagne for all. I still miss home, but this was wonderful to ring in the new year. Happy New Year to All!


Watercolor, Celebrity Silhouette!

on December 11, 2017 - 5:42pm

 And a good time was had by all! We had 4 enthusiastic groups on the Celebrity Silhouette. I tried out a new painting with two new techniques for my cruise classes: negative painting and lifting color and it was well received!

"Sew Sunday" Presentation at Jubilee

on October 16, 2017 - 2:29pm

Here is the Sew Sunday group who came out for my "Watercolor to Fabric" Powerpoint talk yesterday. As you can see, I wore my "Chris Francis" blouse to highlight the Wildflowers line by Clothworks. Such fun to meet everyone and talk fabric! 

2017 Shop Exclusive Fabric Panels: available at these shops for 2017!

on September 8, 2017 - 2:13pm

Find links to these shops at the lower left of this page under "Links"


Valley Quilters Guild

on September 8, 2017 - 2:09pm

I am now a proud member of the Valley Quilters Guild! I received notification this morning that I have been accepted into the guild. If I am in Alaska when a meeting is scheduled I will certainly attend!


on August 14, 2017 - 2:02pm

 Having fun with IMovie! Here is my first annual Halloween fabric panel, "Trick or Treat!"

Preview of 2018 Denali fabric panel, "Denali, The Great One"

on August 14, 2017 - 2:00pm

 Here is a preview of my 2018 Denali panel, "Denali, the Great One" - available December 1 to Alaska fabric shops. The original art is an oil painting which gives this panel a traditional, painterly look. Fireweed graces the foreground, with a brilliant sunset sky in peach, gold and lavender.

NEW quilt pattern featuring my Denali Collection!

on July 12, 2017 - 8:56pm

 Breaking news! Michelle McAnally of Lighthouse Quilts & Things has created a beautiful quilt pattern featuring my Denali Collecton! Contact Michelle at to get your pattern!

NEW Panel, Celebrating Summer Solstice: "Alaska in Bloom"

on June 15, 2017 - 11:20pm

 Latest news: I am introducitng an annual Summer Solstice Fabric Art Panel with this original design, "Alaska In Bloom" ~  Find it at your favorite Alaska quilt shop! The first shipment just went out this week!