Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Drying Rack Starter

With the help of a friend's drill press, I have the legs for one side of a drying rack. The large dowels can be pulled out when not in use. This will give me loads of flat surface to stack my wet screened fabric.

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Portland Panels

Klaus Moje's work The Portland Panels stopped me in my tracks. I would have sworn it was a strip pieced quilt, but this is pure glass. Same design, different medium. At the Corning Museum of Glass yesterday.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Heaven and Earth

Susan Plum's work Woven Heaven Tangled Earth, which I saw today on a visit to the Corning Museum of Glass, is about 30" wide, and symbolizes the Mayan belief that the universe is constructed of filaments of light from which the heavens and earth are said to be constructed.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Change of Color

I purchased perfectly fine fabric for a background, seen here in the middle greenish stripe. But, preferred a redder shade, so heck, I dyed it. Easy when the dye studio is just to my right.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Admiration Society

Yesterday was the monthly meeting of the quilt club and part of the fun is to see members' work up close and in detail. One member quilted a tree where she "carved" her husband's and her names in the trunk of a tree. Clever clever.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Being a Fan

Show up, support your fellow artists, introduce artist to fellow artist, connect. Make an opening.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

On the Wall

Started back spring, this water lily pods are now catching the winter light. I've finally finished the piece, which is split to be a diptych. Nice to have January cleaning make way for new art.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Keeping Time

Check email (business), reply email (business), breakfast (pleasure), bury threads (business), phone call (pleasure), bury threads (business), update expense for January (business), check clock (see above), head to studio (work).

Monday, January 9, 2017

Closer View

Can't say how fun it is to quilt with abandon. If that is what you might call it. It's off the machine, ready to block.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

X Marks

After much finagling, the handi-quilter is back in action. I've got a whole-cloth quilt on the machine, and am working away at the quilting. Following the "X" is easy. This quilt will go with me to QSDS this June.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Quilt Surface Design Symposium

The Quilt Surface Design Symposium has asked me to teach two classes this June. Both are built around designing improvisationally, and set out to design strictly from the materials at hand. I love working this way, and you might want to join the class. I'm in Session 3 and 4. Check out the site: http://www.qsds.com/aboutqsds.html