Friday, March 17, 2017

Last Night at the Modern

I had a great time speaking at the Modern Quilt Guild of Fort Worth last night.  What a wonderful audience!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tonight at the Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild!

I'm speaking at the Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild tonight on how to enter a show. We'll talk about sleeves and labels, photography and artist's statements, and the process of entering the show itself.  Everyone is welcome!

UNT Health Science Center, EAD Building, Room 506, located at 
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas.

*Social starts at 6:30 pm
*Meeting starts at 7:00 pm

Friday, March 10, 2017

At the Dallas Quilt Show

Rutile won second place in the Art Category!

I thoroughly enjoyed the show.  Lots of beautiful work on display and lots of vendors selling beautiful fabric.  I was going to be strong and not buy anything except thread (I love Superior Omni for machine quilting and I knew they would have a booth), but I ended up bringing a large bag of hand dyed solids home.  So much for my strong resolve!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Schist #2 is Going to Paducah!

I'm very excited that Schist #2 have been selected to exhibit in the American Quilter's Society Quilt Week Contest in Paducah, Kentucky, April 26 through 29, 2017!
Schist #2,  65"w x 68"h, 2016

Friday, March 3, 2017

Lots of Quilting and Lots of This and That

I've had a furiously busy week.  I started by quilting 5 small pieces and one large one.  The small ones are two (2) 12" x 12" schist quilts, one KAWS challenge piece for our SAQA group and Tuning Fork #34 and Tuning Fork #35.    Tuning Fork # 35 is on the bottom right.  I made it to donate to the SAQA Spotlight auction.  It's very small (6" x 8") and will be matted, hence the rigged up matting over the top of it.  I wanted to see what it would look like matted.
 I originally intended to trim Tuning Fork #34 to 12" x 12" and to donate it to the SAQA Benefit Auction, but I liked it the way it is. So it ended up 14" x 15".  So instead of SAQA, I think I'll give it to the IQF Silent Auction at International Quilt Festival in November.  I'm very happy with this piece.
Tuning Fork #34, 14" x 15"
I also quilted a piece that I intend to submit to Dinner@8.  But I can't share photos of that...

Last weekend, I attended the bi-monthly meeting of the North Texas SAQA group.  A number of us had finished our KAWS challenge pieces.  You may remember that the SAQA group toured the KAWS exhibit at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and were very inspired by his poppy, graffiti-esque work.
Members brought other things to show as well.  Carolyn is showing us her beautiful plum.  Gorgeous!
After all of that quilting, I felt the need to piece.  Here is a tease:
I'm linking this post to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall FridayFriday Fabric FrenzyConfessions of a Fiber Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday.  Go see all the wonderful work there!

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Miro Challenge

Joan Miro is one of my favorite artists.  Maybe my absolute favorite.  So, when it was my turn to choose a piece for the monthly studioQ challenge, of course I chose one of his paintings.

Miro (1893-1983) was a Catalan, from Barcelona, Spain.  His work bridges abstract art and surrealism.  The painting I chose was "Woman with 3 hairs, bird and constellations," (1973).
It was interesting to see what everyone did with this painting as inspiration.  You can see that some took the painting fairly literally and some used it more as a jumping off point.  Our pieces are spread out on the table below:
I made two pieces.  I thought my first looked a bit cartoonish:
I liked my second one better:
Several fun pieces shown at Monday's meeting:
Jay's scrap piece
Wendy's piece made almost entirely of mens' work shirts
I'm linking this post to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall FridayFriday Fabric FrenzyConfessions of a Fiber Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday.  Go see all the wonderful work there!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hanging Around in Round Rock

It's a wonderful thing to have a really good friend.  One who gets your silly jokes, cheers you up when you are down, tolerates your moods, and truly seems to know what you are going to say before you say it.  One who is there through life's ups and downs, one to whom you can talk about absolutely anything.  I was lucky enough to spend last week with my bestie, Kyra.

We spent the week laughing, sewing, drinking wine, eating some really great food (Kyra is a great cook) and discussing our current problems and triumphs.  It was a wonderful visit!
While there, I made a small (it will be 8"h x 6"w after quilting) quilt for the SAQA spotlight auction in April.

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