This work won both the Governor's award and the Best of Show at the Vermont Quilt Festival. Not my pick, though I will admit it has the impact. I am always struck with the fact that the pattern is not the artist's pattern. And I would love it more if the artist claimed the concept and the delivery.
While in my class in Vermont for the Skinny Line Leaf, Karen did this little practice for setting in a skinny line. We thought it was a great start for a sketch or small composition just as it was. Oh, the possibilities are endless.
The Vermont Quilt Festival always features an exhibit of old and beautiful quilts. This one caught my attention for its spare selection of color and clear graphics. Must say this was my favorite set of quilts this weekend.
Just about every type of quilt is here in the Vermont Quilt Festival. This detail of one of Joe Cunningham's caught my attention. I need to go back and see the group of 19th century works (curated by Debra Grana and Sharon Waddell) next.
The first class up on Thursday at the Vermont Quilt Festival is this quilt pattern that I will teach. I've paper pieced it, and used a bit of every kind of fabric. But the red with white polka dot is what gives it its sparkle. There is still room in the class, which is great. More relaxing for me!
What a difference a crowd makes. Here is that beautiful set of historic quilts paired with Sue Benner's piece (left) and Terry Jarrard-Dimond's work (far right). The SAM gallery is brand new. What a spot to see these works.
Kathy Loomis' work Crazed 8 is see at right, and shows the large scale of the piece. Quilts 20/20 opened last night in Harrisburg at the Susquehanna Art Museum. I curated and designed the show, and was so pleased how it all turned out. It will be up until August 31.
This work is a Four Patch Quilt from the Heritage Center Collection of the LancasterHistory.org. Here it is laid it from last fall when the works were chosen for "Quilts 20/20: Traditional Works, Contemporary Art." The exhibit in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania at SAM opened today and this work can be see with 39 more luscious fiber works through August 31.
Tomorrow night will see the culmination of two years of work. I've curated and designed "Quilts 20/20: Traditional Works, Contemporary Art" that will run at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania June 19 - August 31. Paula Kovarik designed each of the 20 contemporary artists their own announcement -- and here is mine.
I work with museums, and for museums, and lecture on proper textile handling. So, it is always with unease that I accept a return from a show that featured my work. This, dear readers, is not how to handle packing and returning. I'd have to write a small chapter on this, so just say, the work is happy to be home with me.
Thought I would practice my skill at paper piecing and choose a new color set for my In the Garden quilt. I'll be teaching this on my first day at the Vermont Quilt Festival. There's still room, I believe. You can visit the VQF site and check out the show.
I've finished the New Big Leaf in a four patch set and it is already nestled in the suitcase ready for the Vermont Quilt Festival in about 10 days. Now to wrestle the other quilts to get folded and packed up.
The latest issue of Lake Affect is out, and I have a spread with Mummy Bags/Canopic Jars, and Big Red 2. You can find it around Rochester. A literary magazine, its focus is prose and poetry. And nice art is included for punctuation. Thanks to editor Michelle Cardulla for including me.
Today's walk around downtown Rochester and its historic routes brought this spot under the railroad bridge near High Falls. The light through the boards/rails/deck left this pattern. I love this dash of light.
Many know that Pink Leaf 2 from Quilt National 2009. After traveling, it was too "old" for other venues, but for my Genesee Valley QuiltFest it was fine. Happy to show it off, and more wonderful (and surprising) to take first place for Art Quilt, and a Surface Design award. (Now I can purchase a new front door!)
My printed fabrics are hanging out at the quilt show this weekend. Funny that Pro Chemical & Dye's sign is just in the background. I get all my dyes and supplies from Pro Chem, and it was great to "hang out" with Nancy and Ann this weekend.
I'm smack dab in the middle of this shot, and enjoying the delights that come with every quilt show. New techniques, new color combinations, new processes. And my neighbor, Pro Chemical and Dye, just dropped off my supplies for this summer's printing. Can't wait.
It has been a few months since I made a "Skinny Line Leaf" so for this Sunday's class (and my Vermont Quilt Festival class) I made up another one. No more room, I hear, in this upcoming class, so come on down to Vermont!