“Beach House” Finished for Summer

“Beach House” is another new piece I’ve finished just in time for summer. I tried something different with the improvisational piecing for this one, creating just one band of color set against a yellow and orange background. When it was finished, a small house shape appeared almost in the center–a blue body with a green…

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Thoughts on Creativity and Chaos – New Quilt Finished

I got the photos back from my photography session last week and I’ll be sharing the images and posting them to my website this week. I’m having a little trouble coming up with a name for the quilt at right, which is unusual for me. It’s pieced from purchased hand dyed fabric and hand quilted…

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Square Dance Finished

I finished this piece that was started in class last week with Ann Fahl, which I’ve tentatively decided to call “Square Dance. If you click on the image at right, you can see the quilting. I used a wild variety of quilting motifs on this, deliberately ignoring the lines of piecing. It was a fun…

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“Jazz Rhythms” Accepted at Denver National Quilt Festival

Wow–I didn’t realize I’d gotten way off my posting schedule–sorry about that! The Great Falls Studios Spring Art Festival was tons of fun last weekend, but the people in charge of scheduling the venue accidentally overbooked it, so we had to take the entire show down Saturday night and put it back up again at…

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“Fractured Landscape” Donated to SAQA Auction

I finished “Fractured Landscape” just in time to send it in for the early bird April 1 deadline for the Studio Art Quilt Associates 2010 Benefit Auction. The auction is a major fundraiser for the group, which is a non-profit organization that promotes the art quilt. The donated quilts are posted on the SAQA website…

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The Power of Sketching – New Work

I finished and delivered the commission piece I’ve been working on for the last couple of months–that’s a great feeling. On the list I belong to for members of Studio Art Quilt Associates there was a thread not long ago about the power of using a sketchbook to record ideas and thoughts for times when…

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An Unexpected Surprise

I was just notified that “Parcheesi” was chosen to be included as one of 55 pieces archived as part of the permanent collection of the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I’m thrilled to be selected to be part of this collection. I created this piece as part of the Studio Art…

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New Color Block Quilt

The beginnings of this piece had been up on my design wall for a couple of months patiently waiting for me to decide how to finish it. But life kept getting in the way–shows, the holidays, my son home from college, the winter doldrums–until a couple of weekends ago I found myself with about 24…

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“Time Travel” Accepted at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival

I’m pleased to announce that “Time Travel” has been accepted into the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival to be held February 25-28, 2010 in Hampton, VA. This is the fourth year in a row my work has been accepted there. I have a soft spot in my heart for this show. It used to be held in…

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