Thursday, December 8, 2011

Fri Resonans

My quilt was used as the background for a music festival in Norway!

Several months ago, I got an e-mail from a woman in Berlin asking permission to use my quilt on the poster.  Isn't it great!

I'm getting all caught up!

We spent our Thanksgiving in Colorado with friends.  The week involved a little hiking, a lot of good food and wine, the Packers and Badgers football games, a visit to the Denver Aquarium, and shopping in Littleton and Breckenridge.  

We took a hike above Dillon Reservoir:

We also conducted our traditional day after Thanksgiving Christmas tree hunt in the National Forest.  This year Janet purchased two permits, so we cut down a 17 foot tree for our friends:

And a 5 footer for us:

I love our little tree!  It'll make us think of our friends this Christmas...

New Work

Between customer quilting and the approaching holidays, I haven't gotten much work done since I got back from Ohio.  I've mostly been trying to finish some projects.

The first is a quilt using fabrics I dyed using two different shibori techniques, arashi (pole wrapping) and nui (stitching):

The next two are pieces I started this year in Ohio:

The second quilt is huge -- much larger than my design wall.

I will be busy in January -- I won't be doing any client quilting, but I have a huge pile of my own tops to quilt.  Looking forward to it!

International Quilt Festival 2011

SAQA Texas once again had an exhibit of small quilts hanging in the SAQA booth at Houston IQF.  I entered three quilts:

The SAQA Texas Region members put on another wonderful show.  We had 48 quilts, many of which were for sale.  Two of my small quilts sold during the show.

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