Elizabethtown, Ky

I’m back from the Elizabethtown, KY quilt show and getting back in to my “other life”.  I want to lavish some praise on the Heart of Kentucky show guild…they do an awesome job.  Their quilts and their work are wonderful.  I am always struck by the quality of their work when I go to this annual show.  And these girls work their hearts out for this two day event, even having a quilter’s cafe to serve lunch. So, kudos to them and I hope it was a profitable event for them. I know I did very well on sales and I thank all of them for their support.

I decided to take some sets of Tsukineko inks with me for the first time.  Here is the sample I worked on at the show. The water is not totally finished and I have a couple of spots where I want to work on the shading.

Judy Coates Perez who is an award winning painter/quilter has done a tutorial on her blog using this same fish, so I basically just followed her instructions for the process.  In this tutorial she was trying out a new product. I have used the Fabrico ink markers for a while but had not tried the liquid inks before.  So I was getting acquainted with painting with the inks mixed with aloe vera gel.  I had a blast and learned a lot.  And I sold both sets of inks. There is a tutorial here at the Quilting Arts site for mixing the inks with aloe vera gel.

And here is the Merry Doodles stencil and the postcard size sample I made using it and Fabrico ink markers.

Enhanced by Zemanta


  1. Congrats on the sales….demos work wonders. How was the rest of the show??
    Love the free form painting…look at you go:)

  2. Robin, that fish is NOT free form painting! I traced the design first.

  3. Great job on the Tsukineko fish! Thanks for the post to Judi’s tutorial; I’m going to check it out since my inks are going to dry out if I don’t start using them 🙂

  4. Thanks, Michelle, This is my first time to work with these inks in the bottles. They are amazing and look so nice on a regular pfd muslin, while Setacolor paints do not, in my opinion. Judy’s fish is much better than mine, but she does this kind of work all the time, whereas I do not. And I can see the inks in these little bottles are going to go a l…o….n…..g way too! Good luck playing with them.

Speak Your Mind