Sew Stubby the Squid

Stubby the Squid is a 15″ stuffed toy I designed and made, inspired by the recent sighting on the ocean floor off the CA coast of a purple bobtail squid. I did this project for my husband Kerby’s BERNINA blog post at his request. A free pattern and instructions are available here. This project took me back to some of my early soft sculptural quilt work. You can see some of these early pieces, from the 1970s and 1980s, on my Early Works gallery here.

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Detail: "Our Animal Friends" courtesy Children's Hospital of Madera, CA

Detail: “Our Animal Friends” courtesy Children’s Hospital of Madera, CA

Empty Spools at Asilomar 2017
Session V, April 27-May 1, 2017 — I’m very happy to be teaching “Drawn to Fabric: The No Fear Inking Experience” at this wonderful conference. For more information, see