Sunday, February 10, 2019

Navy to Aqua to Brown Waves Tryptic Permanent Installation at Gallerie Apartments in Kansas City

I was so excited and honored to have my woven print, Navy to Aqua to Brown Waves Tryptic selected as one of the permanent art collections in the stairwell at the Gallerie Apartments in Kansas City. Here are the images from the installation. Special thanks to everyone involved in this amazing project!! Thank you, Milhaus and those involved with Milhaus for this amazing opportunity and special thanks to David Overholt and Zane Smith for all your hard work installing my pieces!!

Digital print of original weaving on aluminum
1 Edition of 5
75 x 105 x 2 inches

Weaving Live on Facebook Tuesday 2/12 at 1:30pm...

I told myself this morning, “It’s only yarn. It’s only yarn.” But deep inside looking at these threads on my loom, I see and feel so much more beyond just yarn. Seeing it takes me back to a time when I dyed this yarn for the largest installation I have ever done “Unspoken”...I actually wound this warp for scarves while I was working on the installation but didn’t have time to make it. Unspoken was one of the most impactful, beautiful and exhausting works I have ever created. Many unexpected highs and lows came with it....

I have looked at this warp many, many times for more than two years, thinking I could weave with it but then some kind of fear takes over and I tell myself quickly, “not now.” Well, I think it is time. I will be weaving Live on Facebook this Tuesday 2/12 at 1:30pm. Come follow me if you want to see at Debbie Barrett-Jones Textiles.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

When you Make a Purchase, Receive a Free Gift as a Thank You for Helping Us Raise Funds for Toy Drive

We are excited to be collecting more toys for this amazing organization again, during the months of November and December. Not only will we be collecting toys from November 19-December 19 at all three Academie Layfatte campus' but during November 19-December 19 both;


will be donating 15% of our proceeds to Operation Breakthrough's Toy Drive. And with each purchase online during our fundraiser, we will add a special free thank you gift. So enjoy the gift of giving while you get something handmade in return.

Operation Breakthrough Birthday Closet Toy Drive Drop Off

Thanks to all those that helped us raise more than 70 new toys for Operation Breakthrough's Birthday Closet. During the month of July we fundraised at Leedy-Voulkos Art Center and online through my daughters' Etsy shop,

We were asked to drop off all the toys after their new addition was complete and last month we were able to drop off the toys and get a new tour of their beautiful addition.

Operation Breakthrough has expanded! We will now be able to enroll more than 700 children. That means they will have a lot more birthdays to celebrate! 
For many years, the community has stocked the Birthday Closet at Operation Breakthrough with new toys so that every child, from ages 1 to 14, can receive a present on his or her birthday. This kindness makes a big difference for the children and their families. More than 70% of families at Operation Breakthrough are living on earnings of less than $12,000. Some children might not receive a gift on their special day without help from the Birthday Closet.
If you would like to help make the children's birthdays special, please consider donating a new, unwrapped toy or book. Especially popular are board games, Legos and other building sets, arts and craft supplies, cars and trucks, footballs, basketballs, science kits, journals and educational toys for children under age 5. 
For more information, contact Jennifer Heinemann at or 816-365-5059. Thank you!