The Open House at Bahama Dawn Studios is this Friday and Saturday!

Friday, November 27th, 3pm – 7pm

Saturday, November 28th, 10am – 1pm


Come by to see the classroom and the awesome work the students have done, have a holiday beverage, do some Christmas shopping, or just come by to say hello.

On Saturday you can paint a ceramic Christmas ornament, then leave it with me to fire.

My students have been sewing pillowcases to be used as toy sacks to send to the southern islands, for the children affected by hurricane Joaquin.  We are filling these sacks with toys, pencils, books etc….  If you would like to donate some items to put in the sacks (new or gently used) bring them to the Open House.  We will be filling the sacks on Monday, November 30th.

If you need directions to the studio, for the Open House, send me a message and I will give you directions.

See you this weekend!

Quilting & Dyeing….Quilting & Dyeing

I’ve been doing more quilting and dyeing than normal the last week, and I think this will be the case for a few more weeks.  I have customers quilts, my quilts for shows, hurricane relief quilts…all in the works.


Most of the dyeing is for quilt backs and bindings, so they are large pieces.

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Just like Christmas to see the final results.

There is one more dyeing class for 2015, on November 10th, and there are a few more spots in that class, if you would like to get in on the fun!

Studio Happenings!

The studio and classroom have been super busy!  At Open Studios, on Mondays, we are making quilts to raffle/auction/sell for the victims of Hurricane Joaquin in the southern Bahamas.  In the first session we got enough blocks for the first quilt, plus a few blocks are still out being sewn!  Many hands really do make light work.


This Monday we will get together and start the second one which will be a fun and funky pattern with baskets on it.


Along with that, dyeing classes and holiday classes are going on, and the Block of the Monthers are almost finished their Christmas quilts!  They followed a pattern, that I designed,  doing one block per month.  I made mine will all my hand dyed fabric.  I cant wait to get pictures of all the class quilts.  They are all the same, yet so different at the same time.


Classes wrap up on November 10th until January 2016.  Below are a few events you may want to put on your calendar to get some Christmas shopping done!

Saturday, November 7th, Island Marketplace, Treasure Cay  9am – 2pm

Friday, November 27th and Saturday, November 28th, Open House at Bahama Dawn Studios

Saturday, December 5th, Island Marketplace, Treasure Cay, 9am – 2pm

December 11th, 12th & 13th, Art for the Parks, Marsh Harbour

Saturday, December 19th, Pete’s Pub Art Show, 11am until…..

Classes are underway!

Classes have begun in the studio!  The very first class was a free class for my past students.  They painted a holiday mug and made a matching mug rug.


Last Wednesday a few ladies came to class to dye fabrics in fall and holiday colors.


The next class is Thread Painting and Surface Decoration.  The students in this class will learn ways to enhance their art quilts with threads, materials and some mixed media products.


Thru October, and until November 10th, there are three holiday classes and two dyeing classes.  After this, classes will resume in January.

New Additions to the Studio

I always take the summer to refresh the studio.  Make improvements, change things, freshen up the place etc..  Well this summer  we lost four dogs and a cat from our household.  Most of my summer was spent tending to sick animals and then mourning for them, which I am still in the process of doing.  This put me way behind with things I wanted to get done, but one thing that was really, really getting to me were the UGLY stairs leading to the classroom….


YUCK! Something had to be done, but over the years I just couldn’t make a decision on WHAT to do.  I had a head full of ideas and could not just pick one.  After much Pinterest searching inspiration hit me…..


Much improved I think! Bright, fun and hopefully inspiring to my creative students!  Creating and installing these steps was great therapy for me as well.  I could not have done it without my amazing husband’s wonderful carpentry skills!  He is very patient with my wild ideas…..THANKS T!!


Of course I had to leave an inspirational message….for me and everyone else that climbs these steps.

Amazing things WILL happen.


I painted the background of the toe kick with the colors that are in the bathroom and classroom, then I just painted images that I love over the top.  Over the next few weeks I will show you other changes and improvements that were made.

Come visit the studio and classroom and see them for yourself!

The Class Schedule is Posted!

For those of you who have been waiting on the class schedule…….. it is done, emailed and posted!

There are lots of exciting new classes.  There are three fabric dyeing classes.


 There are three holiday classes with pieces themed for Halloween, Fall and Christmas!


There is a free Welcome Back Class for past students, with limited seating so let me know ASAP if you would like to attend.  I will also be offering two Pottery Painting classes and a Holiday Sign Painting Class before Thanksgiving.

Save the date for our Holiday Open House on November 27th & 28th!

Check out the *CLASSES* tab at the top of the page to see the class descriptions and dates.

See you in class!

What I’m Doing Wednesday

The class schedule is ready!  I just have not published in yet for two reasons….

1) I just came up with a new class idea that I love so much I just had to add it to the schedule, so I am working on the sample.

2) In the new schedule I am offering a discount to students who pay for classes early, and this is taking more accounting skills than I seem to have!


So let me finish up this last project that I am squeezing in, and mull the numbers in my head a few more days, then you should see the new schedule of classes.

As the picture above suggests, there are lots of holiday classes!

Have a creative week!