Thursday, December 15, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Almost finished batik on silk......

Where are all our florida members?

Hello, all our Florida's creative members, lets play show and tell....  This is the art festival season in our state, sure everyone has created beautiful new art work.  Would love to see and learn......

Sunday, June 19, 2011

More Summer Work

Marga Koroith from Orlando shares her summer work with us.  For more of her work visit her blog at 
All three pieces were done with instant mashed potato resist.

art cloth with mashed potato resist
Art Cloth

Silk Broadcloth Blouse back view
Silk broadcloth shirt which was also screen printed.

Silk Broadcloth Blouse front view

Share what you have been doing.  Email me your pictures and any other information you would like to share.

If you have a piece in the member show still open in Minneapolis email me a photo and I will put up a blog with the pieces Florida sent to the conference.  I know of two for sure.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

What I am Creating

The Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild has just opened a show, Gal*li*mau*fry, at the Clearwater Public Library Main Branch.  I have four art cloth pieces and several copper wire jewelry pieces in the show.  The library is located at 100 N Oceola Avenue in down town Clearwater.  Hours are Monday-Thursday 10:00  - 7:00 and Friday–Sunday 12:00 – 5:00  Please come and see the show if you are in the area.
Here are my entrys.

Celebrating Cronedom

Celebrating Cronedom, close-up

Helping Hands Healing Hands
 Dedicated to the people of Joplin, Missouri, who suffered such a tragedy as this piece was finished.

Prime of Life - Life Diminished
Prime of Life, Life Diminished - a diptych

Freedom of Expression

Forida Surface Desingers!  Do you have picture of your summer works?  Send then to me,, and I will post them om the blog.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What are we creating in this hot Florida summer? Lets share....


Just created this on jaquard silk. And the 6yds of silk chiffon batiked. Any comments...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Meet Pat Kumicich

I have no excuse for not posting the past couple months.  I will try to do a better job in the future. Introducingt Pat Kumicich as our new Featured Florida Surface Designer.
Pat Kumicich holds her City and Guilds Certificates in Patchwork and Quilting from the London Institute of Arts. She has art quilts in private and corporate collections. Her work has appeared in 500 Art Quilts (Lark Books), Fiberarts Magazine, Surface Design Journal, N Magazine of Naples, Quilters’ Newsletter Magazine and Fons and Porter’s For the Love of Quilting.
Her art has evolved from traditional to contemporary focusing on social and women’s issues as well as self-portraits. By using a variety of fabrics, threads and techniques, she creates art quilts which are easily recognized by their vibrant colors and rich textures.
Selected international and national exhibitions which have toured Kumicich’s work include “SAQA@20,” “Imagine That!: 2006 The Husqvarna Viking Gallery of Quilt Art,” “Art Takes Shape: 2005 The Husqvarna Viking Gallery of Quilt Art,” “I Remember Mama,” “Expressions: 2006 The Art Quilt,” “Sum of the Parts,” PAQA’s “Water” exhibit and “The Artful Deck.”
Pat lives in southwest Florida with her husband, Richard. She is also a doll maker, an avid reader, and enjoys walking on the beach.

Artist Statement

“I want to have an effect on this era in which human beings are so much at a loss and so in need of help.” - Kathe Kollwitz, 1922
Like many artists throughout history, I find it difficult to articulate my feelings in a conventional way. Fabric has given me my voice, allowing me to create colorful, powerful statements about the things that I love, find abhorrent, or am moved by.
I am often inspired by women in the news and women I know or imagine, and they are reflected in the strong textures, vibrant colors, and wide variety of fabric and thread that characterize my work.
Experimenting with different techniques is an integral part of my art. I dye, paint, or print many of the fabrics I use, and often incorporate found objects, items discarded as no longer useful that find new life in my quilts.
Working in the art quilt medium allows me to express my innermost feelings about our world, the times we live in, and the human condition. I love making my mark with needle and thread, and I, too, hope to have an effect on this, our era.

Kumicich_Daily News - War Stories
Daily News: War Stories

Kumicich_Just Quit
Just Quit

Kumicich_My Struggle
My Struggle

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Florida fiber show

Hi friends,
Hope some of our artwork got selected for the Florida show. It will be nice to meet if you are coming for the show....