I use wide pocket drape rods, minus their plastic brackets, to hang my works. The rods are aluminum, painted, and have a hole in them at either end. The fact that they are expandable is perfect for my quilt du jour changes.
Downtown at the County Clerk's office was where I had to be today, but my eye was distracted by the incredible marble on the walls. It is almost unreal. And beautiful. Makes me want to get out the dye pots and do some monoprinting. Might just do that.
Pink Leaf 5, for lack of a better title, is now signed and hanging in the hall. I believe it is the first finished piece this year. But, I think that I have some other things to get done first, then I can work from the design wall. That is all right. This summer will be much more agreeable for work.
My Mummies Merged is now seen in a show in Windsor, New
a total of nine artists’ works. The exhibit is titled “Fantastic Fiber Art and Bewitching
Baskets” and is on view until April 13, 2013.
My friend, Nancy, noticed this Flor rug and snapped a shot that I am sharing (okay with you, Nancy?). This is a group of carpet squares, each about 2 feet square, and arranged in a way that reminds me of a woven or pieced bit of fiber art.
That little postcard you hand out for your show, or that announcement for your group, is always an important part of your identity. And these cards live on and on, sometimes resurfacing and reconnecting. Artists' cards are always works of art in themselves.
I came across this series of frames that hang selected artworks at the Village Gate located in Rochester, New York. Nice idea, but maybe needs more oomph. Hmmm, maybe some fiber art for the out of doors?
This photo wants to be sideways, perhaps to illustrate the charm and talent of Susie Seligman and Pat Machamer, who are in their EXTREMELY colorful booth at the AQS Lancaster show. Big, bold, beautiful.
The Lancaster Central Market is a stone's throw from the AQS quilt show at the Marriott, and full of great inexpensive and tasty food. A few souvenirs as well. Designed by James Warner, it has stood and operated continuously since 1889.
Of the many lovey quilts at Lancaster, most were symmetrical, even, calm. Few were as bold as Betty Busby's "Willow Revisited" where the applique and stitch told the story, and the design seemed to be carried by the wind.
Using my shibori dyed fabric, a student in my Lancaster class has started to assemble the blocks to make this pattern. We take a photo from above to check out if the colors and pattern are working -- it is hard to step back to see it -- and proclaim it a go.
Teri Lucas' and Keith Dommer's quilt caught my eye at the AQS Lancaster show this past weekend. Maybe it was the fabric, or the symmetry of the work, or just that it was different. It is titled "Tilde".
Encouraged to "go big, or go home", Pam is setting up her full sized draft for her work in the "Cutting Up the Pretties" class in Lancaster. Check out that dizzy flooring. Hard to concentrate, but we managed -- with great results.
After the champagne, the celebration, the mention in the press, posting in national news, the best might just be indulging in ice cream. Here is Chris, and a happy Best of Show winner at Lancaster AQS show.
They were not smoking, it just looks that way. They were here in Lancaster for the All Star Review, and were great to laugh at my jokes and hang in until I ended the line-up. Having a great time in Pennsylvania.
Now working with a full scale drawing as a guide, the intrepid Kathy decides just what will work, and what will go in my class for AQS called "Cutting Up the Pretties". Tomorrow I'm on to "The Big Leaf".
Fabric is folded for the Shibori class, bundles ready for the Big Leaf class. Got my cereal, road food, and hand sewing kits. Tomorrow I head south to Lancaster and the AQS quilt show for four days of teaching. Oh, got my ibuprofen as well.
Line Item is now at the Windsor Whip Works Gallery in Windsor, New York waiting for the opening of Fabulous Fiber Art & Bewitching Baskets. This is a detail, you'll have to visit between March 16 and April 13 to get the full story.
Back in September 2010 I came across Pamela Allen's piece "Three Women at the Hilton" and had to record the intricate quilting she puts in the field. I know this is a fuzzy photo, but had to share it with you. Brava, Pamela.