Saturday, July 27, 2013

Quilt at San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

I was surprised and happy to learn that "Italia," a quilt I made that was commissioned by P&B Textiles in the late 90's, is now in the collection of the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. AND it is in the Tasty! Food Inspired Quilts exhibit at the museum, which is about to open. There is some information about the exhibit below, so if you are in the area, check it out:
July 31 – October 27, 2013
Tasty! Food Inspired Quilts

July 31: Press Preview 1:30 PM
September 8: Members Walkthrough 1-2PM. Opening Reception 2-4PM or call 408-971-0323 x14

Tasty! Food Inspired Quilts offers a whimsical exploration into the intersection of some of our most basic needs: food, warmth, and community. The show will engage with other local organizations and community-wide projects surrounding the Around the Table Food Festival coming to San Jose this fall. Among the quilts to be featured in Tasty! is a gigantic, lifelike tortilla quilt by San Jose artist Yolanda Guerra, created from her original design of tortilla fabric. This toasty crust looks good enough to eat. In a 16-panel quilt on loan from History San Jose, each panel features a different fruit from the famous orchards of the Santa Clara Valley. Also featured are quilts from the museum’s own collection that speak to the theme of local food, and a psychedelic burger quilt by legendary California quilter Yvonne Porcella.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Colorado road trip

We recently returned from Colorado,  where we celebrated Dave' s sister's birthday in Colorado Springs. Part of the fun was the journey- we also were in Santa Fe, Durango, Telluride, etc. Here are a few random photos taken along the way. BTW this is my first attempt at blogging via my smart phone,  so forgive me if it is goofed up.

Monday, July 22, 2013

new prayer flags

I made three new prayer flags, all of which were presented to my sister-in-law, Marti for her birthday last week. This one is called "Organic."

We went all the way to Colorado to celebrate her birthday. This one is called "Nest," and was inspired by the two baby hummingbirds that were born in our atrium a few years back. If you look on my list of Labels on the right, you'll find lots of photos and stories about them. At one point I made a rubber "stamp" of the babies in the nest, and that was the starting point for this prayer flag.

This one is called "Equal."

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

fourth of july

We were lucky enough to go to an Angels game at Anaheim Stadium on the Fourth of July. They opened up this gynormous flag while we sang the national anthem.

Then a formation of planes from World War II flew over the stadium. Pretty cool! This was the best I could do as they flew overhead.
It was a very exciting game, and the Angels won in the last second of the 9th inning. Yay! Then we had fireworks. Now I see the photo I chose is kind of lame. Anyway, they were great!
I have put together the quilt top with marbled fabrics, plus I am working on the award ribbons for the quilt show. Lots to do! Including trying to keep cool in this hot weather.