Over the years, I've had the good fortune to attend three different art classes that she's taught.
The first class, a number of years ago, was learning to paint fabric. From there I attended a sewing class and learned how to 'draw' with my sewing machine. I'm not what most would consider to be an artist, but I was able to learn a great deal.
The above picture is of a large piece I made, using my painted fabric, quilting it to resemble a flower and added beads and metalic thread in the middle.