At the end of October I'll be visiting Denver and teaching my Bow Ties workshop. Thought I'd kick it up a bit and add in some proper ties as well. This is just a draft -- stay tuned for what the elves make overnight.
A sudden storm left me without electricity yesterday afternoon. So, I started the day with a lovely caravan on the street fixing the transformer behind my house. (Sorry, the other 44 homes that were without power.) Power's back. My machine is sewing.
Ann Clarke's Math Notes is a quiet, unobtrusive wall piece. Made of fulled knit wool, it has such a soft look up close, that I hadn't noticed the graffiti she laid in until I saw it in a photo. Deceptive, indeed. Today at the opening of Art in Craft Media at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.
The top -- made from a one yard piece -- is assembled. This is an homage to a student Jo (you can call her Shirley) who took my New Big Leaf class and did a wonderful adaptation of it. I cut and reassembled this Skinny Line Leaf to make it just a bit more, like she did.
A few weeks ago I spent a day teaching and wrestling with this pattern. I've gone back to recut and sew this "Skinny Line Leaf" so that it behaves -- this time with freezer paper templates. I've used a one yard piece of my hand 'painted' fabric. Much better. Also, use steam.
It was $2 a bundle, with Judy Kirpich's work on the cover of this SAQA Journal at this last weekend's quilt show. I remember when I forced myself to eject all my magazines before 1980. I can purge in another decade.
Just north of these fabrics is a little note that reminds me that the small donated quilt for the Schweinfurth (for Quilts=Art=Quilts) raffle is due October 15. This may be the start of something small.
While hanging around and selling fabrics this weekend, I thought I would try out a few compositions. The top and bottom are the same fabric, with the middle piece folded, then laid in the center. Simple cuts, and you can let the fabric's design do the heavy work.
At the quilt show for the Tompkins County Quilt Guild, visitors vote for what their favorite. For my category -- large contemporary -- I got one of the three thirds (no, that doesn't make a whole). Yes, we are the popular gals.
I'm at the Tompkins County Quilt Guild's show in Dryden, New York this weekend, and this is my view. Over two tables full of my printed fabrics, I get to talk to loads of people, explain myself, and take in some fabulous quilts of all types.