Thursday, May 29, 2014

May 28, 2014

I got a lot done today. I started by taking two steps back and doing lots of unsewing.

Then lots of quilting and lots of cutting out letters.

I can't reveal an image of the whole thing because I'm trying to enter it into a competition that allows no published images. But I am very happy with my progress. The spray paint was a leap of faith, and I'm very happy with the way it looks like a charcoal drawing.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

May 25, 2014

Gallery sitting at the SAQA regional exhibit Tarnish at VisArts.

Of course, I brought handwork.

Amalia came by with her family for a visit.

Friday, May 23, 2014

May 22, 2014

One of many current projects.

I have decided that seed stitch is the "meandering" of hand embroidery.

I think I finally understand how one would hand quilt a meandering design.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

May 10, 2014

I have had a great Mother's Day (and weekend before my 40th birthday) weekend.

My sister, brother-in-law and niece surprised me with a visit!

Lorna went with me to the Tarnish reception Friday night.

Me with my quilt Mental Blocks

My SAQA Regional co-rep Amalia Morusiewicz and I pose in front of juror Diedre Adams' gorgeous quilt.
The show is amazing, and I feel so honored to be included in my first SAQA exhibition alongside such amazing artists.

My niece Charlotte helps me with my hand applique. Passing the traditions on to the next generation!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

May 7, 2014

I had lots of sitting, listening and stitching time at the SAQA conference, and made lots of progress. I need to pick up pink thread today to do the last roses. I can't wait to do the embroidery and hand quilting. I'm so in love with this piece, it will be difficult to donate it!

(the back)

 I have a piece in the Tarnish show at VisArts in  Rockville.

My bleeding hearts are blooming, so pretty!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May 4, 2014

I've spent the last four days at the conference for Studio Art Quilt Associates. I had an amazing, whirlwind tour of the cream of the crop of the art quilting world.

Martha Sielman, executive director of SAQA

Sheila Frampton Cooper

I met so many amazing people, and learned so much about textile history and the future of fiber art, photographing my work, and many other topics. My brain hurts from so much learning and communion with other artists.