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A magical island in the Great Pacific Northwest USA
About me and my connection to fiber art & mixed media
What would the world be without color and design? I can't imagine!

I collect, fabric, yarn, gadgets,paints and books. I began my creative life as a weaver & spinner and then found quilting almost 30 years ago. I have come full circle now and am, once again, spinning and enjoying adventures with wools. I can be obsessive about mixed media art,quilting,knitting, felting, spinning, dyeing,photography & reading - never in any order!

I would love to have a room large enough for a long arm quilting machine - but first I would have to win a machine !

I love to experiment with new techniques , learn new things, push creative envelopes, and smell the roses along the way.
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Posted on December 11, 2007 at 2:26pm 0 Comments

Visit my blog at:


http://zquilts.blogspot.com
or my web pages at:
www.zquilts.com ( you DO need to add the www. to the address)


to read more of my ramblings and see what I have (and have not!) been working on

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At 10:11pm on January 10, 2009, Diana Bracy said…
Yes, the Quilters for Obama is showcasing an event where 3 of my quilts and one group quilt from Fiber Artists for Obama, will be hung. This is a link to the article. It shows only one of my quilts and the group quilt.
http://fiberfocus.ning.com/profiles/blogs/a-celebration-in-art-quilts

I will make your cake very soon because I can't get it off of my mind. Sounds like your midnight shift was the place to be during the holidays. Smiles, Diana
At 6:57pm on January 10, 2009, Diana Bracy said…
I subscribe to your blog and did not realize that you were here until I saw the logo. Oh no, I want the kick in the cake! No liqour will be removed! I agree with it tasting better as it sits. I have a great recipe that I have used for 30years. It is the Barcardi Rum cake and I usually make it during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Looking at your made my mouth water.

No, I have not done Eartha, but you can bet that she will be on my list now. She has interesting festures in her face that I would really have fun with mixing fabrics! I will send you a copy when it is done. Thanks, Diana
At 4:53pm on January 10, 2009, Diana Bracy said…
Hi Marie. I absolutely love your fiberarts. The quilting is to die for and the colors are so vibrant.

Oh, I also copied your rum cake recipe from your blog and will give you feedback when I make it. Thanks
At 9:16pm on July 22, 2008, Donna Funnell said…
Hi Marie, I checked out your website and I loved your photos. Then I remembered where I saw your little bags before - in Fibre and Stitch! I am anxious to try and make one. Congratulations on your article in F/S. I am writing an article for an issue in 2009 and I am very excited to be asked to do it. I have one question about making the felt. What is the benefit of wet felting after doing the needle felting? I am new at felting, I have only knitted some bags and washed them. I am going to line the inside with fabric and add some kind of dodad on the front. Marie, Thanks for being my new friend.
At 11:54pm on July 21, 2008, Donna Funnell said…
Wonderful felted bags, marie! Do you sell them? The colours are so yummy!
At 9:57pm on March 27, 2008, Marie Z.Johansen said…
Thank you so much Janine and Sara !
I am just thoroughly besotted with felting now. I just took and order for a clone of my felted crow, Epley!
I was happy to get the hummingbird done just as they returned to the Pacific Northwest for their Spring rounds ! You both have some wonderful, exciting work out there - and we are lucky to have you here on Fiber Arts/Mixed Media ! Best!
At 6:53pm on March 27, 2008, Janine said…
love your felted creations. I'm just in the early stages. I looked at your blog too. Good to see that that book "Uniquely Felt" is worth buying. I'll look into that one.
At 4:07pm on March 27, 2008, Saras Texture Crafts said…
Beautiful work...
At 1:40pm on January 24, 2008, Mark Lipinski said…
Hey, dumpling! Thanks for adding me to your friend's list. I'm flattered and grateful to be here! xoxom
At 11:37am on December 17, 2007, Marie Z.Johansen said…
Hi Helen:
I am still surprised that I love machine free motion more than anything now. I used to avoid it like the plague. One day something just "clicked" - and then it was a matter of practice. I still have a long way to go - but I enjoy the practice a lot now !
 
 
 

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