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Chris Predd
LaPorte IN
Retired RN with lots of time to pursue quilt art!
Interests: listening to music, lite gardening, reading, making art quilts, weaving, and enjoying seashores and waterfronts.
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I’d like to invite all readers and friends to check out my blog and website at . I’m posting a series there on my blog on my old photo stories, you may enjoy what I’ve done. Thanks for checking... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2019 at Quilting on the Edge
Be sure to check out my blog post today on my other blog. Here’s the link. Thanks for looking, and please share if you know of someone that would enjoy it! Sent from XFINITY Connect App Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2019 at Quilting on the Edge
I’m slowly migrating my blog to my new website, and here’s a link to my latest blog post. . You can subscribe to it easily with your email. Hope to see you there! Happy New Year everybody! Sent from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at Quilting on the Edge
I’m inviting you to check out my new website at . I’ve been wanting one for quite some time and finally did it! I have a blog there too as you can see in the menu bar, and you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at Quilting on the Edge
We visited Lake Michigan at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore a few weeks ago and my granddaughter playing on the beach is the inspiration for this small quilt. Wish I had a five years old energy! Sent from XFINITY Connect... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2018 at Quilting on the Edge
I’ve decided to use some of my hand woven tapestry cloth for making small bags. Now the cloth is not only pretty but useful! And I have another chance to be creative. Both bags are lined with fabric. The handles... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Quilting on the Edge
I decided to post a few older quilts that are perfect for July. Here in northern Indiana we are having our hot humid weather typical for the season. Outdoor activities can be challenging! I am managing to keep up my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at Quilting on the Edge
It’s been two months since I checked in about my 70 piece art challenge for this year. I’m up to 43 different creative endeavors, so today I’m posting another few photos of things I’ve tried or work I’ve completed toward... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at Quilting on the Edge
I hung this sampling section of my current weaving over a studio window. What seemed like waste seems to lend an organic colorful touch to the space. I used my fingers to separate the warps to create an airy open... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Quilting on the Edge
This is fun, working on this colorful weaving with my new wavy shuttle which creates curves instead of a straight line across the weaving. This is my first attempt but I don’t think it will be my last. I’m using... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at Quilting on the Edge
I’m pretty happy with my progress toward my goal of 70 pieces of creativity for 2018, celebrating my 70th birthday this year. I’ve attached a few more of the pieces I have made since I last wrote about it, I’m... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at Quilting on the Edge
Here’s the completed quilt top of the scrappy string quilt design. 3 foot square. I wanted to create movement from light to dark fabrics. The second photo shows the free motion Quilting I’m doing, following the direction of the strips.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2018 at Quilting on the Edge
Finally using my favorite scraps as I clean out my supply closet. Don’t know how large I’ll make this piece, but I like what’s happening. Besides, I’m vacating a shelf full of scraps I no longer need, so a win... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Quilting on the Edge
I’ve been busy combating the winter blahs by creating items from previously made fabrics. There’s the woven piece I made from the hand painted fabric I cut into strips, A couple of cards, and the green art quilt I started... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at Quilting on the Edge
So I made a “Snowday” quilt today to combat cabin fever from being stuck inside with heavy snow here in northern Indiana over the past few days. . I used up some hexagons I formerly made to create this piece... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at Quilting on the Edge
Collage art quilt created from my previously designed and created fabrics. Began with text I wrote about memories, I’ll post the text below . 13 by 17 inches. I quilted in the Baptist Fan pattern to show the elusive nature... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
A cold rainy Saturday made me retreat for some creative studio time. Two small samples were both stitched first, then painted. Makes for interesting texture effects. It’s interesting too to see the back side of the first sample, the way... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
Two days of rain so I hung out in the studio sorting through scraps and made these great “huts” from a Kaffe Fassett pattern. 10 inch blocks. There’s going to be more, it’s so fun to combine scraps and get... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
I’m offering for sale 4 placemats that are reversible. All cotton with machine piecing and Quilting. Each is 13 by 18 inches. . One side is fall leaves and the other side has winter snowflakes. Machine washable. $40 for set... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
A few weeks ago I made several prints on Gelli Plate. We’ve been having a lot of rainy weather so recently I took two of the prints and made this small piece which measures 9 x 14“. One of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
I am a member of SAQA, studio art quilt associates, an international organization. Our Indiana chapter is having an art Bomb event. The word Indiana is spelled out on art quilts made by members. Then a few volunteers arrange to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
Hello to all my blog readers. No doubt you may have noticed that I haven't been posting much at all here on my blog over the summer. With all the forms of social media it has become overwhelming ! No... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
Maybe you're like me and sometimes you just want to create something but you don't know what. You just seem to have an overwhelming desire to bring something into existence that wasn't there before. You don't want it to be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
I was attracted to these shadows of my garden plants this morning, and I decided I'm going to transfer them to fabric to create an art quilt. Who knows what will develop? I see interest and beauty of the organic... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge
My dad passed in 2003. Like most of us I remember situations and events and things about my dad, but this little newspaper clipping is my favorite remembrance. After he passed and we were cleaning the house I was sitting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at Quilting on the Edge