Mummy Bag Influenced is set and ready for Friday's preview at View in Old Forge, New York. Quilts Unlimited opens Saturday, and many other works will be part of the offering. I'll be doing the lecture Saturday morning before the luncheon. If you are nearby, stop in to see this exhibit.
Sheila Hicks "Bas Relief Panel", 1988, was on view on my recent visit to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. In their contemporary craft section, I found this piece so quilterly,with patterning like any block. But it is embroidered, bleached linen. Guess I was fooled.
I am on ice for a couple of days with a slight torn meniscus repair. All will go well and I look forward to hiking in a couple of months. Meanwhile, just a short stint on crutches, then should be up and walking fine,and will be in Old Forge, New York, to speak Saturday morning. Next week I will be off to Ohio.
Carol Trice is standing with her piece in the Quilts=Art=Quilts show. This is not a formal shot; I like how it shows the scale of the work, with Carol. And it looks like her -- clean, simple lines, at ease with itself. The quilted line is tight, manic, and pastel. A surprise at close-up range.
Pink Leaf 4 (Yellow) is up at the Schweinfurth, and the Quilts=Art=Quilts opened tonight. I recieved honorable mention for my piece, and it is in absolutely perfect company. Judy Kirpich took the top honors and well deserved.
One could write a book about how to price artwork. These quilts were finished and hanging in the New England Quilt Museum with dangling price tags. Always remember that the artist takes home the asking price minus the commission. Then, if they are ethical, pays income tax on that. Makes me wonder.
Stopped in yesterday to view the "Roots of Modern Quilting" at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts. I was expecting to see the quilts that started the movement of the current contemporary quilts, but I forgot that the "Modern" was in the title. Stay tuned.
My sweater has wound up as fabric for Susan's piece. Good thing she did not have a rotary cutter in hand. Fun at the Watertown, Massachusetts workshop today. Looking forward to doing it again with another great group.
Monday night is a lecture in Watertown, Massachusetts. I cooked up a batch of newly dyed fabric, just in case there was nothing here in town for people to use. Tomorrow is a workshop, as well as Sunday. And it is a full house of Connecting Quilters.
My new backyard has a chain link fence that backs to a concrete wall, that beyond is a major expressway. So, pleasent surprise to see this vine doing a proper fall show. Lets see if I like the concrete wall when these have fallen.
The Schweinfurth holds a silent raffle each time they hold the Quilts=Art=Quilts show, and this is my donation for them. Most of the hand stitching I did while hanging out in a lovely hotel in Montreal, so it is called just that -- Montreal.
Some days I call a "house work" day, and I spend my energy tackling a needed project. Here is my trusty tile cutter and a pile of white subway tiles bits. The first floor shower is getting its needed finish, and I have about 80 square feet of tile to get through. I can already see more trips to Home Depot in my future.
Standing about 3 feet high, this maquette explores the color, shape, texture and line for the larger work I have scheduled. Not quite hitting the mark, so I will start another small sketch before starting the large one.
Think you are in Florida? Think again. This is today's array at the mall in Victor, New York. In a couple of weeks we will have a freeze and it is all over. Till next summer. Then we are looking balmy again.
Aafke made this quilt while in my class from large scale Merimekko printed fabric. This detail shows the well thought out quilting stitch that brought out the forms of the fabric. The colors are wonderful and bright.
Part of the Tompkins County Quilt Guild Show included a section of vintage and contemporary signature quilts. This little detail appeared on one of the crazy quilts. Charming. And matched the action in the "Largest Northeast Fishing Derby" in Pulaski I passed on Friday.
The Tompkins County Quilt Guild has their biennial show in Dryden, New York (just a stone's throw from Ithaca) and I am in good company. My work is the extreme left and is now captured by some unknown admirer. Not copied, I hope.
Answer why we need piles of fabric to make that 6" block? This is paper piecing and definitely the laid-back method. Hey, fun is part of the equation -- not measure, twist, turn, fold, crease, flip, sew, iron, trim, turn around, shake, wiggle, and roll.
Suzanne brought her Big Leaf to show and tell tonight at the Beasonsfield Quilt Guild meeting. What great (and swell looking) folks. We had a good time, I got a few laughs from my jokes, and enjoyed the "quilts spoken here" attitude. Tomorrow morning we meet again.