Monday, September 22, 2014

Small sampler quilt for silent auction

I have been finishing some older quilts I started long ago.  They will go to silent auction at our quilt show or community service.  

This is the butterfly sampler from years who when a group of us led a workshop. I got a new quilting book by Angela Walters called Shape by Shape Free Motion Quilting.  I found several interesting ones to try.  I really like the square boxes in the sashing but they didn't photograph well.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Tropical hibiscus

I took a cutting from the hibiscus plant near the front door of the house we stayed at in Florida last winter.   Actually, I took 4 cuttings, but one survived.   I didn't have much hope for this one for many months.   After about 4 months it started to show some signs of growth, and a couple weeks ago it really shot up with two buds.  It is tropical so it will now need to be wintered inside.   Both buds have now bloomed and it is more spectacular in size and color than I remembered in Florida.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Rochester Area Fiber Artists (RAFA) Art Quilt Show opens toay

I am a member of the Rochester Area Fiber Artists (RAFA) and today marks the opening of our latest show in Brockport, NY.

I will have 2 quilts in this show - "Autumn Candles" and "Portrait in Purple"

I hope you will visit our show and our reception and support our creative endeavors!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

2 Art Quilts Juried into National Show

I am so excited and honored to learn that two of my quilts have been juried into the Old Forge National Quilt Show to be held October 10 - December 5.   They are "Dead Palm  Fronds" and "Clematis on Acid".    Both of these quilts are created frin photos I have taken and manipulated in photoshop,   and then had digitally printed onto fabric by Julie Brandon of Red-Dog Entperises.  

"Dead Palm Fronds" is from a photo I took in Rainbow Springs in Florida.  It is very densely quilted, on my domestic sewing machine;  and I added beads to the part depicting Spanish Moss, just for definition!

"Clematis on Acid" is from a photo of a single clematis flower in my yard (see photo below), to which I added some distortion filters in photoshop.    It is also heavily quilted, on my standard sewing machine;  with beading to define the center of the flower.