Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Guys and Dolls........finally it is time for the show!

This week is all about the Rotary Club musical production my husband and I are in.....Guys and Dolls.   We used to do musical productions every year - sometimes twice a year.   But, life changed and so did our interests.   This will be the last ever musical production for this club so they brought back many of the favorites from years past and recreated Guys and Dolls based on those of us in the show 21 years ago.   21 years is a LONG time I'm discovering.   But now that the show is here - it will be fun........and off we go!!!!!
 The Oldest Established, Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York.   (The Rotary Club has used this photo of mine as their cover page for the advertising for the show)

 Mark Ross (aka my husband),  as Nicely Nicely Johnson, (and friends) sing Fugue for Tinhorns.   This is the same role he did 21 years ago.
Me, as General Cartwright, telling Sarah and Sky that we are closing this branch of the mission.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Longwood Gardens - Landscape Quilt.....Part II

I have done a couple of quilts based on Longwood Gardens - one my MOST "favoritest" places to visit.   This is the current one - still in progress.   The RAFA (Rochester Area Fibre Arts) group that belong to has a current challenge for an upcoming show.   The theme is "Nature Behind Bars".   Not wanting to be stereotypical and think "zoo", I went with a landscape behind bars of music.   The music is Vivaldi - Four Seasons - Autumn.   Here is an "in progress" quilt and the original photo (taken almost a year ago).   The photo has been printed onto fabric, (which accounts for it being slightly lighter) the music is on organza overlay......and the quilting is still in progress.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Quilt Show Opens!!!! 3 Ribbons!!

Another Open', Another Show!   Museum Quilt Guild of Batavia Quilt Show opens today!   I am limited on time as, since I am president of the guild,  I have to yet go pick out a quilt for the President's Award.   But, here are my 3 winners!!!
 "Under the Deep Blue Sea" - Best Mixed Technique on a Large Quilt
 "Yes the Water Really Is This Color"   Best Art Quilt
Autumn Tree - Best Miniature

My Grandson, Aaron's Pillow!!!   I'm SOOOOO very proud of him!!!


Monday, October 15, 2012

4 Days and Counting - Museum Quilt Guild Quilt Show

We are 4 days and counting until our guild quilt show!   It is ALWAYS an excellent show and this year will be no different!!  Over 240 quilts will be on display (12 of them are mine)!

You will also find the very best boutique (you can do your Christmas shopping early), silent auction (you can actually own a quilt done by a guild member), vendors (to supply all of your quilting wishes and desires), a raffle quilt (again own a quilt created by our members) and lunch on premises.   What more could you ask for. 

Take a drive and enjoy the fall foliage and join us in Alexander.   Hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Guys and Dolls...or...a Quilter Goes to Broadway!

Most of my friends who read this know that I was a musician first and foremost - before a quilter or a gardener!    And so, this is what I'm up to right now!!!!

Yup, I'm in a show........again!   My husband and I used to do this all the time!   For years we took part in almost all of the community theater plays done locally.   Then - life changed - the shows changed and we didn't do them.   In the past few years, attendance at the Rotary Club musical productions has suffered and so this will be the last show.   In order to "go out with a bang", they resurrected an old show we did 21 years ago and invited back as many as did it then, as could do it now.   I would say a good 80% of the cast is back.

What fun we are having!!!!   My husband will recreate "Nicely Nicely Johnson" and I am in the mission band - General Cartwright - head of the Salvation Army!!!!

Come and see us - you won't be disappointed!!!