Saturday, June 27, 2015

Happy Graduation, Sammy!

My granddaughter graduated this weekend,   My entire week has been focused on her and getting things ready for her and for her party.   I made her this signature quilt as a gift.  Friends and family signed it with well wishes and I added some drawings from the musical shows she has starred in in high school.  

The rest of these pictures signify my pride and joy in her life and successes and her future which is so bright!

Here she is all smiles!

Grandma and Grandpa are so proud!

The highlight was watching her receiver her diploma from her Dad who is a member of the Board of Education!

And today was party time!  

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Show ready quilts.....ready to travel

I have two quilts going to the AQS show in Syracuse to be held the end of July.   Sometimes it seems there is as much work in getting them ready to ship as in making them,   Here they sit.....rolled....ready to go after I get some boxes.

These are the ones juried into the show......

"Save the Monarchs"

"Then...the Crocus"

Saturday, June 6, 2015

My winning quilts

I am so happy and honored to have won two judged ribbons at the Genesee Valley Quilt Show this weekend.  The show itself issued a challenge to create "your corner of the universe".   Mine was judged 1st place and I was so surprised and excited,   I call it My Corner of the Sky and depicts being out in the woods looking up thru the tres to the sky!   The title is chosen because of one of my favorite songs from the show "Pippin"

My other winning quilt was in the art category called "Autumn Candles".  It depicts looking thru birch trees on an autumn day,   My award was donated by a very special Genesee Valley member who passed away awhile back..... Margaret Fahey.   It was special to me because she was the first person to invite me to a meeting of this quilt club.   She treated me like royalty, saving a special seat at her table in the very front of the room.  

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Another portrait quilt

I am obsessed with having my friend Julie of Red Dog Enterprises print my photos onto fabric.   This is the latest one she did.   It started with a photo I took of my granddaughter, Sammy playing the lead role of Dolly Levi in her high school musical, Hello Dolly.   I then manipulated the photo In a watercolor program and had it printed on fabric.   I finished quilting and embellishing yesterday. 

This is the original photo of her giving her monologue speech!

This is the photo as printed and quilted in the watercolor 

I call it. "Ephraim - Let.Me.Go.!......Dolly Levi

This is a detail of the bodice as quilted and embellished with beads for buttons.

This is a detail of the skirt...embellished with beads.