Friday, April 29, 2011

back from Visalia and more

My trunk show at the Orange Blossom Quilt Guild in Visalia last night went well! They were such a warm, friendly, encouraging bunch of women. At the beginning, they didn't know me, but when I showed them my quilts, many of them recognized them from various places. I'm very glad I made the long trip up there.

Here are the t-shirts I recently embellished, to go with the tiny skirt I recently sewed for Samantha.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Two Announcements

Great news! I just found out my "Go With the Flow" quilt has been accepted into THE ArT QuILT ExPERIENCE exhibit. It will be shown at the gallery at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia, NY, June 12 thrugh July 31. This will mean another excuse to go to NY to visit my granddaughter!

A detail of "Go With the Flow" can be seen in the header of this blog. :-)

The other great news is that I will be giving a trunk show tomorrow evening, April 28, at the Orange Blossom Quilt Guild meeting in Visalia, CA. They meet at the Parkside Chapel, 3200 E. Walnut Avenue from 6 to 8. I am ready and excited.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

tiny skirt

I recently made this tiny skirt for Samantha. It was so simple; I added rickrack and yoyo's for interest. I hope it fits! I embellished a little pale green t-shirt to go with it, with more yoyo's. As soon as I photograph that, I'll post it. The Clover yoyo maker is the way to go! Easy as pie.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dinner at Eight Artists Interview, etc.

Spring is busting out all over in my back yard.  This is the one time of the year that the Hawthorns look glorious.

And in the atrium, too. I can never remember what these orange beauties are called. Anyone?
Check out our resident lizard. Or is it lizards? We've been seeing them every day, and they seem to hang out in this woodpile. Unfortunately, we recently used up all the firewood, so the lizard or lizards have scattered.

Matilda has come home! This mounted photo was shown at quilt festivals in Houston, Long Beach, and Cincinnati, as part of the "Eye of the Quilter" photography exhibit. She's lying down on a bit of handprinted fabric. Always getting in on the photo.

And be sure to go to the Dinner at Eight Artists blog to check out all the artists' interviews. I am interviewed today. http://dinnerateightartists@

Friday, April 15, 2011

lots going on

I'm pretty busy this month. Gave a presentation to a small local group last week. Later in April I'm giving a trunk show at the Orange Blossom Quilters Guild meeting in Visalia. And on May 7 from 1 to 3 I'm giving a mini workshop on English paper piecing at Flying Geese Quilt Shop in Tustin, through my guild, Flying Geese Quilters. The photo shows the techniques I will teach. There are a few openings left, so if you're interested, let me know.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Artists' Profiles for "The Space Between"

The Dinner at Eight Artists blog has been posting profiles of the artists in the "The Space Between" special exhibit. Check it out at

My profile will appear on April 19.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

I'm in!

“The Space Between,” co-curated by Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison of Dinner at Eight Artists, is an exhibit of 40 pieces which will debut at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, July 28-31, 2011. The exhibit is sponsored by Moore’s Sewing Centers.

Congratulations to SoCaL SAQA members whose work has been juried into the show! They are: Betty Amador, Loris Bogue, Paula Chung, Joanell Connolly, Cindy Cooksey, Desiree Habicht, Pam Klebaum, Sherry Kleinman, Jane LaFazio, Jayne Larson, Gwen Mayer, Jeannie Moore, Karen Rips, Carolyn Ryan, Julie Schlueter, Gayle Simpson, and Terry Waldron.