Sunday, December 16, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Here's a photo with me, Jamie, Terry and Stacy at the book signing.
Between jury duty and a trip to Colorado for Thanksgiving, November just zoomed by for me! Now it's December, and the holidays are in full swing. I went to an annual ornament exchange today. This is an easy exchange, because we each only have to make one ornament, and we get to take home a special, homemade ornament. This time I brought a blue fiber art ball to give (I think it's pictured in an earlier post, partly done), and I scored a beautiful table runner made by Mickey Berg. It's very colorful, and reversible to boot!
I also wanted to remind you about the handmade ornament exhibit/sale that I am participating in at the Folk Tree, 217 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105. There are handmade ornaments made by over 25 artists, available until December 31. The regular hours are M-W, 11-6; Th-Sat, 10-6; Sun, 12-5. http://www.folktree.com/
Monday, November 5, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
I think I saw someone make a little basket out of jute on "Uncommon Threads," to get the basic construction idea.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
So if you're in the area, come by and take a look!
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
I made a couple of painted fabric pumpkins, to give away. I saw the idea on Crafters Coast to Coast. It was fun! I get in a crafty mood this time of year. What do you think?
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Fiber Fest happens every year in mid-August. Besides quilts, they have knitting, spinning yarn, weaving, beads, etc. Lots of creative energy! It makes me want to try everything! The weirdest thing I saw there was a guy sitting with an angora rabbit on his lap. He was sitting in front of a spinning wheel, spinning yarn from the tufts that he was gently gathering from the rabbit's fur. No, he wasn't hurting the rabbit.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
I was in the amazing Pamela Allen workshop last week at Jamie Fingal's studio. We did several quick exercises. I couldn't believe everyone's results from working so fast! Here are some of my workshop pieces: a couple of cats, a still life with a fish, a two-color still life, a person (my original person got transformed into a wild woman), and a complementary color landscape.
Friday, May 18, 2007
Also, the Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece book is out! My copy just arrived in the mail today. All profit from the sale of the book will be used to fund Alzheimer's research. My quilt, "Gaps," is on page 10. The quilts are touring the country, plus there's a DVD, and now a beautiful book! If you want to learn more about it, go to www.AlzQuilts.org.
Saturday, April 28, 2007
http://www.saqa. com/newsebulleti ns/onefootsquare sT3.aspx
Jamie Fingal has a cool looking quilt with lots of metal on the same page.
Speaking of peace signs, I'm trying to finish my original peace quilt. It's the first one I started, the last one to be finished. My aim is to finish it in time for Houston.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Sunday, April 8, 2007
Monday, April 2, 2007
Cincinnati, OH June 28 - 30
Saratoga Springs, NY July 6 - 8
Honolulu, HI August 3 - 5
Reno, NY August 24 - 26
San Rafael, CA August 30 - September 1
Council Bluffs, IA September 21 - 23
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
In January, I had a couple of quilts shown at Road to California. One quilt, "Gaps," is part of Ami Simm's "Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece" exhibit. I can't show the quilt here, but you can get more information about it at www.amisimms.com/alartquin.html. I worked at the booth for 3 hours on Thursday, the first day of the show, and it was a very powerful experience. Many people were moved enough to say something to me about their mother, their uncle, their husband, their neighbor, etc. One person told me that she herself had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. The group of 52 quilts will be on tour for the next few years, and there is a CD. It will be at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt festival in Hampton, Virginia February 22-25, and AQS Quilt Show in Paducah, KY April 25-28.