I mentioned in a recent class that I blocked my works by pinning them to the design wall, spraying down with water, then waiting for it to dry overnight. I'm reblocking this after I finished it, as it blead, and washing it took care to fix that.
The pretty weigela "Ghost" is in bloom. I've been a few thousand miles out this month, and am so happy to get back home to my garden. Yes, there is work in the studio, and yes, work at the keyboard. But, first, a bit of weeding and admiring.
Can't make of this exercise in black, perched high above, in silhouette, two clothed figures with exaggerated costumes. The work of Ruben and Isobel Toledo is from their installation at the Columbus Museum of Art. Worth the visit, if nothing else, than to see these figures.
I didn't count how many quilts there were, but they ringed the room. What a show (and what fun!) to see the Merrimack Valley Quilt Guild's way of treating a Round Robin challenge. One person told me it was her way to try out using pieced curves. Bravo.
Ronni used a yard of my "painted" fabric to craft her New Big Leaf today at the class with the Merrimack Valley Quilt Guild. I helped her cut it out, only because I was eager to see how it would lay out. I may have to make one for myself!
While visiting the Merrimack Valley Quilt Guild, I had time to pop over to the New England Quilt Museum. A refreshing show of quilts called "Twisted" paired vintage blocks that were then set in a modern way. Way above average longarm quilters did their magic.
Love was in the air tonight when the Merrimack Valley Quilt Guild got together to honor their officers, toast to the new board, and show off round robins and great show and tell. Me? I got my lecture finished just in time!
As I pack for a visit to the Merrimack Valley Quilt Guild this week, I am taking some of my hand printed fabrics. Here's my new rack stepping up to the job, holding the fabrics till I wash them out. Clever, no?