Joy Voltenburg's Blog (4)

Framed Flowers

Well, this painted wholecloth project is "almost" done.  I have a bit of tweaking left to do. This is a project I started designing earlier this year in Adobe Illustrator.  I took some vintage illustrations and traced them and added borders and spines for feathers.  I then printed it out on tabloid sized paper and taped them together.  I then took a piece of prepared for…


Added by Joy Voltenburg on July 8, 2014 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

Paint a Pretty Picture

I'm up in the air about what to call this art quilt, but I have a bit of time to decide.  It's coming along.  I have two (maybe 3) colors left to figure out and have ordered a few more pigments to help me decide.  I'm using polished pigments (available via or from and Derwent Inktense pencils.  I mix the pigments with textile medium (like Inkfusion or Delta Ceramcoat).  The pencils I will either pencil the color on dry and brush the textile medium over it,…


Added by Joy Voltenburg on June 20, 2014 at 2:27pm — 6 Comments

Spring Shadows at AQS Paducah, 2014

I'm thrilled to have another of my quilts hanging at the AQS show in Paducah this week.  If anyone is attending this show, please take a picture and send to me!…


Added by Joy Voltenburg on April 22, 2014 at 3:59pm — 1 Comment

Decatur Quilt Fest

I won Viewers Choice and 1st place ribbons on Spring Shadows and 2nd place on Winter Garden at the Decatur  Quilt Fest this past weekend.  I also got to meet Maria Elkins ( and see some of her fascinating art quilts in person.

Added by Joy Voltenburg on March 26, 2013 at 3:03pm — 6 Comments

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