Friday, October 2, 2009

500 Art Quilts - Doing the Happy Jig

500 Art Quilts is coming out in March 2010. The cover features this wonderful piece by Nancy Murty called Love, Honor and Cherish.

Doing the happy jig tonight. Just got word that 2 of my entries to the book, 500 Art Quilts, were selected to be published. Here is a peek at details of the pieces. You can see the full size pieces on my website.

Summer Split (detail)

Spring Rhapsody (detail)

Wow. With all the great art quilts out there, I feel really honored and humble to be included.
Keep Quilting


Monday, September 28, 2009

Hot Rainy and Beautiful – Festival in the Park Update

This week I am restoring my studio to order and drying out. The weekend had it all in the way of weather. Hot and muggy on Thursday and Friday, Saturday drizzled with a down pour that closed the Festival early. Sunday was gorgeous and loads of people came out. But loads of fun overall. Met some really great people and had a chance to catch up on some artists I have met before.

Economics - Crossroads Charlotte

I worked on a new piece for Crossroads Charlotte and finished the inking process. It is a piece on Economics. It is worked on a Heidi Stoll Weber hand dyed cotton sateen with Tsukineko inks.

Contest: A prize is offered to the person who leaves a comment with the best explanation of how this piece conveys economics and how economics divides people in our communities – by October 10, 2009. In case of tied entries, the first date and time stamp will win.

Win what you ask? A yummy piece of hand dyed shibori by yours truly in blues, maroon and red. It is a cotton fat quarter.

One of my personal goals is to help educate the public about quilts as art and work that is displayed on walls. Most of the viewers at my FIP studio were totally unfamiliar with quilts as art. It was a good opportunity in furthering this goal.

Several folks left cards and I will have lots of follow-up to do this week.

Keep quilting