Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ready for the show



 Here are some of the small quilts for sale at the show.
I used fabrics I made at my Jane Dunnewold class
this spring. That was a special experience.
 Most people look at these and want to know
the details of each technique.
Yesterday I made some more quilted greeting
cards for the show. Today I will try and make
a couple more. They are fast sellers.
The weather is getting colder and it
is going to be nasty weather for Friday.
Hopefully people will come to get out of the weather.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Lets get this show on the road.

 My car is loaded and ready to head out to Lafayette
Indiana to hang my and  Barb Lucas's show
A Touch of Nature
My grandson Brad will meet me there to do
the hard part. Hammer, nails and ladder
will be the tools of choice.
 I estimate it will take us 4 to 5 hours.
I have 3 list I need to check to see if it is
all in the car. Than a stop at the Fair Oaks
Bakery for some sandwiches and their
famous chocolate milk for lunch. Brad's fave.
Hopefully I will remember to take some photos
to show you tomorrow.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mellow day

 These misty fall mornings are so beautiful.
I live in a beautiful place that inspires me to create
my landscape quilts. The mornings positively glow
when the sun is rising.  The color of the fall leaves
makes me mellow. I love fall it is my favorite time
of the year. This clump of sumac turned orange
 instead of red. Unusual.
Today I will be in the studio all day.
I need to finish all the small quilts for my show
that opens next week. So off I go to my
favorite place, The Studio.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Little bits of fall.

 Small quilts for the Ohio Craft Museum's
Christmas show. I will have a box of art ready to
send by this evening.
Quilts, cards and whatever.
 I call these cartoon quilts.
Dark thread outlines the leaves adding another dimension.
 Than I must concentrate on finishing the quilts
for my show next week.
Always something to do.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fall my favorite season.

 I just love the colors of fall.
The leaves and berries glow on the branches.
 The trees put on a show for all of us.
Back lit by the sun.
Glowing.
 Sumac adds an accent to the landscape.
Today I will finish the small quilts for
the Ohio Craft Museum.
I will ship them off on Monday for their Holiday show.
Than I will finish what I need for my show.
That leaves only the small quilts for the
Big Sky gallery in Montana.
Looking forward to a day in the studio.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Touch Of Nature

 If you happen to be in Indiana on the 31st of October
stop in at the Lafayette Art Federation.
Barb Lucas a noted bird photographer and I are
opening a new show. It will feature the wonder of
watching birds and the importance of their conservation.
The TAF is located at 638 North Street in Lafayette
Indiana, opening is 6 pm to 8 pm eastern time.
The show will run through December 5th.
Hours daily are 9 am to 5 pm.
 This is a potion of the 5 panel quilt that will debut
at this show. It is 18 foot wide and 6 foot tall.
I used the photographs of Barb's birds
 as inspiration  for my quilt.
Barb has prepared a video on bird watching that
will be shown at the opening.
Worth the trip.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Rejected but going to Lafayette

 Well I was turned down for Quilt Nationals along
with some very famous people.
So now to plan my 2017 entry.
 On the plus side because of the knee surgery I
really need another quilt for Barb and my show
at TAF opening October 31 so it will be shown
there. Lots of hand stitching on this one.
I am making progress on the 12x12  cash and carry
for the show. All in all a good week so far.