Saturday, August 30, 2014

Quilting Arts

I found out a few days ago that the quilt I made for the Reflections exhibit in Houston will be included in an article in the Fall Quilting Arts Magazine! The name of the quilt is "Saffron in the Park, " and it was inspired by photos my friend Becky Milano took of Christo's Gates in Central Park. This is a detail.

What's for Dinner?

I am happy to say that I will have a quilt in the "What's for Dinner" exhibit at Quilt Festival in Houston. This is the second quilt of mine that will be there. This one is called "Terinaki Beef-on-a-Stick." That's how my son pronounced teriyaki.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Artful tour of Oregon

Here are a few random shots from our trip to Portland last week. The rooster was in the lobby of the hotel we stayed at in Eugene. 5th Avenue Inn was the name I think.

My friend Vickie also had a quilt in the Coming Up Roses exhibit at Quilt Knit Stitch, "Sleeping Beauty". Isn't it beautiful? I also took a photo of a quilt I liked by Berene Campbell, "Rapunzel Rapunzel." It was in one of the many other exhibits.


There's a photo taken on the Max as i crossed the river between The convention center and our hotel. We stayed at the Heathman.
And another photo taken of the piano at Pioneer Square. 

The last photos are of the harbor view from our tiny hotel room in San Francisco, and some of the favorite things I found at Quilt! Knit! Stitch! Valdani threads and a packet of cool fabric. I will add the name of the designer later.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Quilt! Knit! Stitch!

Hanging out at Quilt! Knit! Stitch! In Portland,  Oregon, with my quilt in the Coming Up Roses exhibit. This quilt is called"  Rose for your Nose?", and it's an oldie from 1998. I made it for the Rhapsody of Roses competition, and it has been to Houston, Quilt Expo in Innsbruck, and La Musee des Tissus in Lyon. Yes, it's my husband.

Friday, August 8, 2014

New colorful bag

Did I mention that I had cataract surgeries in July? The second one was just over a week ago. I have been amazed at how much brighter the world is. Colors are less muted. So I made this bag to celebrate color. I just didn't expect to be wowed in this way. Blues are particularly beautiful to me these days.

It will be fun to tote this around at Quilt, Knit, Stitch in Portland.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

What's growing in my garden?

First plumeria blossom from a trimmed branch from Stacy's tree. So fragrant!

Also the pomegranates are getting bigger, and the plum tree is full of almost- ripe fruit.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

What I'm working on

What I really want to talk about is the fun multi media project I'm working on for my First Friday Artists group. We each made a list of 5 things we would put in a box to signify us. Then we drew the lists out of a hat, to do with whatever we wish. It will be a gift for the person who made the list, so I can't share it now. But I will in December!

So I am posting photos of a group quilt I'm involved with for an auction,  for Flying Geese Quilters. I'm making embroidery stitches on the handles while we figure out how to quilt it. Suggestions?