Patt was around today for the second half of my EBHQ workshop. Her work has started to fill the wall (and even beyond). We had fun, for sure, and this group worked hard and had spectacular results. I will miss this very well informed and talented bunch.
The East BayHeritage Quilters hosted my workshop today. Here Ellen slices through her set, trying to like the cacophony of printed material. The second day is Monday for this class. Maybe she will like it better? Stay tuned.
Two strip sets will jump into my bag tomorrow as I pack for my weekend workshop. On the left is the one with the SAME kinds of fabric, on the right is DIFFERENT fabrics (ignore the other goofy pieces on top). I don't always make such wild picks, but it is California-esque.
"Flying Solo 2" is part of The Schweinfurth's "Made in New York" exhibition set to open next Saturday. Tonight was an event that featured a sneak peek of the show, and I got to see it in place. It is always an interesting show -- catch it before May 25.
Today at the meeting of the Quilters Consortium of New York State, I sat next to Linda Anderson. Seems that her guild, the North Country Quilt Guild, will see me and my "Skinny Line Leaf" workshop in about a month. So, I sent her home to show off my quilt. She seems happy to oblige.
This is the view I have from my couch. Forgive my weak photo. At left is my work, and at right is Carol Aquilano's beautiful oil of an apple orchard near Coxsackie, New York. They both have that great line quality, strong shape, brilliant color. It was serendipity they were placed near each other.
Today I took the old Bernina to the shop just south of Penn Yan, New York to be fixed. I passed this green shake in a lovely bulk foods shop nearby. I'm not Irish, mind you, but I did grow up Patty with my brother Mike.
The piece, still connected, is pinned to the design wall and christened with water to help block it. When it is dry, I will cut it apart, trim it all, and add the facing. Nice to have the work nearly finished.
This blog was started to see if I could do one photo and a couple of sentences EVERY DAY. Except for maybe three days, I have done this 1000 consecutive days. Life has changed, things have passed, but I am still here. And I want to thank my very loyal and kind followers. You now have 1000 snippets of my thoughts, 1000 photo images, and 1000 thanks for being there.
Be bored with this, like me. Hey, the reason I got so much quilting done yesterday is because we had (and its official) a blizzard. 16" and I am quite happy to suspend normal and just work in the studio.
My next work is a diptych. I decided to put the halves together, as well as connect the two backs, and load them both on the longarm. I may loose an inch of quilt, but so much easier to handle and just keep merrily-ing-along.
One of the newest installations in the sculpture garden at the Memorial Art Gallery is Albert Paley's work "Soliloquy" which is a 25' tall structure of stainless steel. You can see more of it and a video of him working on it here http://mag.rochester.edu/centennial-sculpture-park/about-artists/albert-paley/
The Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) publishes a quarterly journal. This issue has an article I wrote "Have Venue? Now Install". What was so nice to see are all my friends caught in my photographs. Which makes me realize that these installations could not be there without their help.
This work, Statue of Venus Obliterated by Infinity Nets, greets you at the entrance to the Memorial Art Gallery's main hall. This contemporary work by Yayoi Kusama has the background underpainted in kelly green with an overcoat of brilliant red (with lots of dots taped out to show the green). Its compelling, for sure.