March 23, 2018

The third reflection is based on John 11:1-44 and is the story of the raising of Lazarus.

By Fred Fosnacht

Reflection on Third Scrutiny 

The Raising of Lazarus

Mary stayed at home.

Robed in black,

Stilled by grief.



Her brother is dead.

Anointing the b...

March 22, 2018

The second reflection is based on John 9:1-41 and is the story of the man born blind.

By Fred Fosnacht

Reflection on Second Scrutiny 

The Man Born Blind

Outside the temple gates,

Locked and guarded,

I wait for the sound of coin.

Instead the shuffle of feet

Amidst talk and...

March 21, 2018

The “scrutinies” are a series of three readings from the Gospel of John, used during lent by those entering into the Catholic faith as preparation for baptism. The “elect,” or those seeking baptism, are invited to scrutinize their lives and meditate on these stories of...

March 21, 2018

There are several good blog posts about faced binding, but I use a combination of methods and have a hard time finding the ones I like. Here's how I do it...

For reference, I have used a combination of these methods: One is HERE - This one is another one: Click Here


March 22, 2017

I'm pretty excited that this quilt was accepted into a juried exhibit at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, NE. It will be on display as part of the Passages Exhibit from April 18 - April 30, 2017.

"Strait of Georgia From Thetis Island" (20" x 4...

August 26, 2016

Join me for an "Art Quilt Bed Turning" at 1:30 at the Overland Park Arboretum - weather permitting.

June 9, 2016

A friend and I recently took a drive up to Omaha, NE to visit the Sunderland Gallery and view the exhibit titled, "CURRENTS." Two of my pieces, Journey to Sanctuary and Outside the Box, were chosen byjuror Gina Adams to be part of the exhibit sponsored by EDGE, Contemp...

April 21, 2016

I added this blog page because some of the art quilts are difficult to explain in a subtitle on a web page. 


I will begin with this quilt titled "Tree." It was started in a 5 day class taught by Ruth McDowell. It was the summer after my father passed away and looking b...

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