Trying to get an address, there are at least 4 devices. Is this group think, mistrust of each other's word, or a game to see who can get the address first? As for me, I am recording it on my old fashioned camera.
Fairport, New York, is the place to find great tools for practically nothing. I had a ball at the Tool Thrift Shop. My finds? A little pair of pliers, a tub of joint compound, and a piece of stone for stamping with thickened dyes. My total -- $3.
My "underpainted" fabric is now rolled on a pvc pipe and scrunched down and held in place with rubber bands, waiting for the dye bath. I am making these yards for a class that will use the shibori dyed fabric. Perfect chore (in the basement) for storm avoidance.
Tonight was the opening of the Quilts=Art=Quilts show in Auburn, New York. My work "Strangers in Paradise" was given a juror's award. My thanks. It is great to be recognized, as well as to be seen among so many great artists.
Well, actually, the floor finishers guarantee 99% dust free service. So, all I have to put up with (beside the 17 boxes of junk removed) is three days of smelling polyurethane. But, soon, a new office!
A stop at the New Haven Ikea held these delights with ribbons of torn fabric. Very fiberesque. I love the stick trees. Alas, we could not find the trees for sale. Guess I will have to make them myself. But after I finish with fall raking. Geesh.
Meg, on the left, had a wonderful color palette from very graphic fabrics that made her design modern from the get-go. Jane, on the right, is running out of room on the design board. Jane graduated from the town where I now live; it was a nice time remembering.
Even though it looks quilted, Marcel Breuer may have intended it to look that way, it is not. Just a good bend of the concrete. And it is standing idle in the Ikea parking lot in New Haven. Boy, it sure would make good studio space.
Cheryl showed up last night to my talk in Somers, NY. She brought the piece she did this summer in my class at the Vermont Quilt Festival. She made the piece zip together -- really cool! (Thanks, Cheryl, and now after checking this blog, good night.)
The Northern Star Quilter's Guild is ready to hear my talk this evening. The all seem pretty happy to be there, even though we missed the debate. My great thanks to all, they were a wonderful audience.
Kathy, part of the Twin Cities Quilt Group, is a professional big-deal by day. Passionate about dying and quilting, she says it is her therapy. Seems to be working just fine, here. That mound of fabric is her creation.
The Twin Cities Quilt Guild, in Wheatfield, New York, was the greatest group of fun, fast, and flamboyant quilters today. There were great blocks of "The Big Leaf." I had so much fun, and it was great to be "home."
When I teach my "Slash and Burn" class, I ask that people bring in two strip sets. One should be a bit wild with different fabrics, one a bit tame, with all of the same quality. I made these but will cut them up during the class. Then I will just have to do it again. Sigh.
A month or so ago I showed a detail shot of this on the longarm. I have kept it hidden until I knew that I could show it off. So, now, here is the latest of my work -- "What Lies (Within)" for you to decipher.
The other day, due (I am sure) to my bifocals, I did not see the cat on the floor and whacked into her. That is exactly what I was thinking when I saw this at RIT's Global Village -- I might just trip over him.
Thinking to take a break, went to reception, to relax and enjoy. Sunday, right? Cupcakes served, patterns presented. All I see is making this in a quilt block. And I don't even work in blocks. What's going on here?
Schweinfurth, where the Quilts=Art=Quilts show will hang, looks for works for their small quilt raffle. I have put these two cheek to jowl, and like them. So, maybe this will be my donation. You will have to see for yourself at the end of this month.
Laurie Burtner and her band of workers made this lovely "garden in a stump" which I won last night at the Perennial Society Banquet. Now I can't say I never win. And isn't it delightful. Never mind that I need to rake, I will just focus on my little stump.
Kerry Mendez, tonight's speaker at the Greater Rochester Perennial Society's banquet, spoke about adding blue to perennial beds with a spray can. Great talk, great fun, great food. And this was the stroll before night set in at the gardens in Churchville.
Anita Soloman Grossman taught me (along with a whole room full of folks) how to get two different "squares" from striped fabric. I figured that my shibori was striped enough to work. Consider these two sets of squares pinned to my design board.
Before I left Chautauqua, I had to walk past this Cinema. I remember it from the 70s. But now what sticks in my head is the sign -- the acknowledgement that we had a good season, and that, with luck, we will have another. Positive thinking, eh?