Toe Shoes–A Quilted Art Piece

This past weekend we celebrated Cedi’s 6th recital, Capri’s 5th recital and Pip’s 3rd recital with Miss Erin of Center Stage Dance Academy.  It was an amazing (two) recitals and I can’t say enough good things about the girls’ teacher – Miss Erin.

miss erin

She gave an amazing speech before the first recital and my favorite quote from it was “It’s not your label that defines you but your dreams.”  Seriously – not sure if I could ask for a better role model for my three girls.

Toe Shoe Art Quilt by Kim Lapacek

I just had to make Miss Erin a little gift for all of her hard work, dedication and love for my girls. 

Toe Shoe Art Quilt by Kim Lapacek

I share the whole process of this piece “toe shoes” at the ThermOWeb blog HERE.Toe Shoe Art Quilt by Kim Lapacek

But let me just say – I’m having a lot of fun using the HeatNBond®’s Inkjet Transfer Sheets.  It’s such a cool way to transfer a picture to fabric and if you use the sheets made for light fabrics the pattern of the fabric comes through the picture.  Definitely my new favorite technique!

I still have about 300 photos to edit but here are a few from the recital on Saturday …


The three girls pre-recital!


Pip in her dance!




And Cedi.

I’ll admit – I teared up quite a few times on Sunday.  It’s so cool to see kids thoroughly loving showing everyone what they’d been working hard on.


  1. Please fix the ThermoWeb link--it looks like you forgot to add it! Thanks.


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