Quilts from next year's faculty at Quilting by the Lake are on view, and a few steps from where I am hanging out this week and next. So, I got to be up close and familiar with Paul Kovarik's work Pathways. Her quilted stitch is drawing, and so different from any other technique I've seen.
One fun part of hanging out in the same space as the quilt show is seeing works you admire by friends you admire. Like this Jane Sassaman piece. She's here teaching this week at Quilting by the Lake, but I've not had a chance to sit and chat. So much for working girls!
Today's show and tell was with Donna Grifka, a modern quilter who brought with her many examples of work. Line was the most memorable design element, and her tulips in a vase used her made bias tape method of hand applique to attach.
Ariane Zurcher and I sat in the audience for the Quilting by the Lake show and tell today. Big, small, intricate, loose -- all the works had a story and were as different as their makers. Ariane made a tote bag with wool and wonderful embroidery. There was beauty everywhere.
Joe Cunningham stopped in to visit my fabrics at the Quilting By the Lake retreat today. Lots of discussion about the pieces, and his view is that many are finished (by design) already. I'm a cut-it-up kinda girl, so it's up to who owns it, I imagine.
I'm climbing out of the dye studio, putting on some respectable clothes, and showing off my printed fabrics the next two weeks at Quilting by the Lake's quilt retreat south of Syracuse, New York. The grass cutting will wait.
These don't fit in the suitcase when I travel about, so you can find them only when I'm selling stuff near home. And that'll be the next two weeks at Quilting by the Lake. They have a splendid quilt show, which is where I'll be hanging. Check it out. http://www.schweinfurthartcenter.org/qbl.cfm
I've not got wealth, but I still want to give. So, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of my work last weekend was earmarked for Planned Parenthood. Today I sent in the donation and feel I've helped in a small way. Couldn't have done this alone. Here's a detail of Mummies Merged.
Next week and the next after I'll be selling fabric I made in the last year at Quilting by the Lake at the quilt show held at the Onondaga Community College. These silk lengths will be hemmed and ready, maybe, made into scarves, in time for that show.
Reality check here. My dye studio is in my basement, which means I can drip, drop, and leave a mess. But does it need to be this hot? I'm just about finished printing work that I'll bring to QBL this weekend. Enough is enough.
With time getting close, I'll be selling fabrics and stuff at Quilting by the Lake starting Sunday. So, it's time to finish silk scarves, pillows, and yardage to take with me to QBL. Anytime the quilt show at the Onondaga Community College is open, you'll find me there.