Friday, May 31, 2019

20 Glorious People

20 students for a Glorious Prints class. Each printing at least a dozen. For 5 days, in 3 print rooms, 1 drying room, 1 dye room, and 1 happy teacher. QSDS 2109. I'll be back in 2018. Now on to Take 2.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Visit to Columbus Museum of Art

Helen Frankenthaler's work commands the room. I love the shapes that leave that bit of space between, as if she tore paper (a lot of paper, though) and pasted it down. This is quite large, and raw.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Printing Up a Store

After three days the Glorious Prints class is cookin. We've got an entire room to let the work set till we wash them tomorrow

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Can You See What I'm Talking About?

There are 20 strong and sometimes opinionated members of this class. We've started to populate the drying room with prints. That we are split in three classes has me hopping around. But seems that all is fun anyway. At QSDS, all that matters is work time.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Ready to Flood

The first prints are set down in our spare drying room for the Glorious Prints class at QSDS in Columbus, Ohio. Just the first day and we are almost at capacity. There will be some serious clothesline hanging tomorrow.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Taking Memories With You

A weekend spent looking at Quilt National '19 works came to an end. Friends who had work there as well as newly made friends were all rolled into three days of concentrated images. It's a refection now of a point in time where fiber work changed, waiting for the next shift to overtake its hold.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

We Do Have Fun

It was my turn to speak (for just three minutes!) on my piece at Quilt National's Artist walk-through this morning. It was fun, and sometimes that's all that counts. And a thank you to a faithful post reader for pointing out that SHE reads me every now and again. She was in the crowd.

At Quilt National

Tonight was the opening of Quilt National '19. I've got a smallish work there, show on the left. Seems that people do like it, and there's interest. I'm happy to be part of this. Go, go, go see it if you can.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Ah, Spring

As I delivered work that for next week, I had to stop and take in these perfect cherry blossoms. They were all pointing downward, so standing underneath them looking up I was face to face to face. What a greeting. What a day.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Little Quilt for QSDS

I've got this pieced, and now heading to the longarm. Time is clearly running out, but that's how it is. Perhaps it will get finished through the week. The auction is Friday. Might get 'er done.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Sisterly Love

Today was "The New Big Leaf" class with quilters from Mountain Laurel Quilters Guild in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. Two wonderful sisters grabbed a yard of my fabric and split it to make leaves that show, well, sisterly love. Thanks for all who spent a very swell and happy day making these leaves.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Full Bloom, Full Moon

The Flower Moon which appeared a couple of days ago is aptly named. My viburnum will stand in for the nighttime glow, which you can't miss. And if you did, you could find this by scent, something a moon can't give you.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

It's a Start

At QSDS, the week ends with a great auction and raffle. I thought I'd use this fabric to make two small works, one for each week I'll be there. Time will tell if I get these done!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Scarves to Go

The Memorial Art Gallery as well as Shop One at RIT sells my scarves. Well, they will have more next week when I drop off a few more for them. I use silk exactly as I print the cotton. Loads of color, these are soft and easy to wear. Someday I'll find time to make a shirt.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Pillow Stack

Next week I'll pack these pillows up and deliver them to the Memorial Art Gallery. They're all hand printed and full of color. The shop will echo the next show "Finger Lakes" that highlights artists in this upstate region of New York. I'm happy to be included in the show. And the Gallery Store.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Make Time

This 12" square has been waiting for me to finish it. And with just a few days to spare. I'm ready to send to the SAQA auction before June 1. The auction is online, supports the organization's mission. And there are many, many nice works beside this. Check out Studio Art Quilt Associates here:

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Passing Through Pittsburgh

Xia Gao's work "Passing" is part of the half of the Fiberart International exhibition I saw last week in Pittsburgh. It has three layers of buckrum that are burned in places to reveal an image. The middle portrait is difficult to see (let alone photograph) and the work is haunting.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

It Was Fun

Four County Quilters Guild met tonight in Mt. AIRY, Maryland. I had fun, they had fun. What a great group. My thanks for inviting me!

Monday, May 13, 2019

Wide and Stitched

"Genesee" is now installed at the Stitched exhibit in Memphis. Made to withstand outdoor weather it is made with denier nylon and synthetic fabrics. Large? 24 feet wide by 12 high.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Slice of Life

There was no escaping the mother's day fever. Even ordering  a slice at Pizza Brain in Philly today it was on everyone's mind. Here is the outside dining in true Philly mosaic fashion.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Hair Receivers

Jayoung Yoon's piece "Membrane" is also part of the Fiberart International  exhibit. She used her own hair to weave this.  Definitely gives pause.

Friday, May 10, 2019

No Place to Hide a Dark Heart... the title of this piece from Susan Avishai. Her piece is part of the Fiberart International exhibit in Pittsburgh. I've seen just half of the show, and that's plenty to get my vote for unusual handling of anything fiber. This -- and just you try to hide a dark heart -- is a deconstructed men's dress shirt.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Using that Old Fabric

I can't remember how many years ago I met Tracey at "Quilting Around Chautauqua," a now has-been show, and she bought this great piece of shibori fabric. I don't make that much of shibori anymore, so it was my duty to get her to cut it up! You can see how her New Big Leaf will be a winner.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

My Working Day

I know I'm lucky to do what I do. Travel, teach, trade ideas. While with the North Pittsburgh Quilters Guild I got to work with some wonderful and accepting women to tackle a class in freezer paper templates. Really a wonderful day.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Why Do I Do This?

This blog started because I wanted to see if I could stick to doing something, anything, over and over. A challenge, you might say. What I gained was perseverance, presenting a public face over personal ups and downs, and most importantly, a cleaner way to write.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Added to the Suitcase

These silk scarves are going in my suitcase to visit Pittsburgh tomorrow. I'll be there for a lecture and a Wednesday workshop. If you're around, come hear me. I don't think the North Pittsburgh Quilters Guild would mind.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Sink or Swim

My joy to know the screens fit just right in my sink. I love my common kitchen sink pullout faucet with sprayer. Not glamorous, but it works.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Image Less

Well, huff, there seems to be a glitch in the blogger program tonight. Seems I can't upload in image. And that means I've nothing to show. So, quick tell. Went to see Nancy Murty's show in Canandaigua today. She is a fabulous realistic painter who takes such care to depict birds and nature with vibrant color and strong design. You'll have to imagine, I've not a photo to show.

Friday, May 3, 2019

'Round Rochester

Public art is often an integral part of the building, so much so that when a major occupant leaves, like Bausch + Lomb, the commissioned pieces are left intact and become the building's property. That explains this odd handing planetary sculpture in the main lobby of the now Legacy Tower. There is an intricate inlaid floor below with heady inscription to go along with. Match that!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Gallery Check

While doing a little business downtown I popped in to Rochester Contemporary Art Center to see the "Cut/Paste" show that features assembled works. In the small space was a collection of album and disc and tape covers from Carbon 25. These were all fabulous graphics, diverse, and thought provoking. This was one of the covers.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Finishing Line

It took me no time at all to put these on the longarm and quilt them. I have to laugh because they are 2 feet square. But now I can watch a movie and add the facings. Why I have to reward myself with a movie I don't know.