Friday, August 16, 2019

The SAQA Benefit Auction is coming up next month!

I’m always happy to make a small 12 x 12 inch quilt for the SAQA Auction. This year I went through years of floral tographs and found 
cactus orchid , an epiphyllym to those botanically inclined, that sat in a pot resting in the notch of the jacaranda tree off our Southern California patio. I had featured these in a larger quilt years ago. They are the remains of several similar  plants that we inherited from my husband’s grandfather over 30 years ago. Hence the title. 

I manipulated the photo in Photoshop for more saturated color and a watercolor effect and sent it off to Spoonflower to be printed on cotton fabric. 
I added some extra paint and shadow when it came back, thread painted and quilted it. I always respond first to color and I liked the very bright pink juxtaposed with the gray and blue of the tree bark. 

The last image is the original photo that I printed on the label, the image above is the final quilt. 

Hoping it will find a forever home during the auction which starts September 13th. 







Friday, August 2, 2019

Sacred Threads 2019 has ended in Herndon, VA, but enjoy ths gallery walk.

While Sacred Threads 2019 has closed at Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, VA, the traveling exhibit will go on around the country. If you missed the show this year( as I did,) enjoy this video gallery walk through this astonishing and moving pieces. Somewhere around 18 minutes in you’ll find my “Still Life With Wenchang Wang”.  Enjoy!

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Upcoming Shows!

My quilts are traveling to exhibits around the country in June and July! 
Wish I could go with them...

My Far and Away has already arrived at the Mandell Jewish Community Center in West Hartford CT for their exhibit The Immigrants Journey Through the Eyes of Quilters.



And Still Life With Wenchang Wang is off to Herndon,Virginia near Washington, DC next week for Sacred Threads 2019. If you get the opportunity to visit Sacred Threads be sure to listen to the recording I made (through their very clever system) talking about Wenchang and the inspiration for this piece. 


Friday, June 21, 2019

It’s been a busy week!

It’s been a productive studio week! Two exhibit entries - A Better World and the Cherrywood Bob Ross Challenge - finished and entered! Now the wait to see if they get in! Sent off my quilt to the Mandell Center In Connecticut for their Immigrant themed show. Packed up my quilt for Sacred Threads to be sent to Virginia soon. Framed this great Hatch Show Print ( a gift from a friend) and hung it in the studio. Now on to other projects promised after those exhibit deadlines were passed. 

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