Welcome to Painted Hippo Studio. I’m Keri Bas, and I create stories in textile and fiber, in paint and pencil, and in words. I enjoy telling tales of hope in the face of despair, of surreal worlds alongside our own, and of the power of people to shape their worlds.

Are you looking for longarm quilting? I do freehand and ruler-aided longarm quilting for clients. Email me for more information and to get a quote. It helps to have the dimensions of your quilt top (in inches) at the ready.

Join me for a Creative Social (and join the Meetup), an opportunity to meet other local artists while working on portable projects. While COVID-19 is still a danger, all meetings will be virtual, through Zoom or another online tool.

I run the Houston Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Meetup, a place for aspiring and accomplished writers of all ages and speculative genres to meet, commiserate, learn, and grow. We will also be meeting virtually for the foreseeable future.

Recent Stories

Mini Series Sew-Along Finish

At long last, I finished the Sew-along I started in March, with Alison Glass and Giucy Giuce. Using Alison Glass patterns for mini paper-pieced blocks, ...

Dad’s Obituary & Service

Peter Paul Bas IIIOctober 8, 1945 - May 20, 2020Peter Paul Bas, III, 74, died at home in Houston May 20, 2020 after a valiant ...

Goodbyes are terrible

My dad died yesterday. He was an amazing person, and we were so so lucky to have him. Whenever I had to tell anybody about ...