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.
At my opening of my work at the Little Theater Cafe, this work (behind me and the great friends who helped me today) found a new and caring home. I dedicated a portion of the sale price to Planned Parenthood. I'm happy to give when I'm able, and this made it possible.
A look at the action a couple of nights ago had the place packed and the band in full swing. My reception for my show (on the walls) is here tomorrow afternoon, 2-4, and though there won't be a band in the corner, I'll have ME and some nibbles. Drinks are around, too. But they're on you.
With a quilt finished over a year ago, you'd think that I'd have cleaned up the threads and have it ready for show. But, no matter what, there's one or two I find. And I've had it hanging in my house and no bother. But, showing it to other quilters, well, gotta snip and tuck.
I've spent the better part of last week in the dye studio printing cloth to sell at Quilting By the Lake (July 15-26). The week was oppressively hot, so today's rain signaled a break. Tomorrow is more dyeing, just cooler, and with less need to water the garden.