Tuesday, May 19, 2009

So Much Going On!

So much going on in my quilting world that it's time to sit down and talk!

Good news last week I learned that my quilt "Alright, Mr. Demille, I'm Ready For My Close-up" has been accepted into "Silver Screen II" which will debut at the Long Beach Quilt Festival here in Southern California this July. That makes two quilts for the show since my "Night Flight" was in the Chicago Festival's "Celebrate Spring" and will be traveling to Long Beach as well. I'll be taking classes at the Festival most of the week.

Award Winning art quilter B.J. Adams spoke at our regular Santa Monica Quilt Guild meeting last week. Her Power Point presentation was inspiring and highlighted both her amazing thread painting techniques and her incredible imagination. I was immediately drawn to her hyper realistic almost surrealistic images. The South Bay Quilters Guild sponsored a workshop with her the next day which I was thrilled to attend and learn her techniques with washaway stabilizer, fabric and tulle. I came away with just a few samples, but I can't wait to try more.....

We're down to the wire with less than 30 days to go before the Santa Monica Quilt Guild's Quilt Show - "Explorations". It's June 13th and 14th at Loyola Marymount University. I've been feverishly making purses and totes for the "Bag Boutique", entering my quilts, and serving as Treasurer and Awards and Prizes Chair.

I'm also happy to be packing up a lot of quilts for shipping to various venues including Sacred Threads and the Long Beach Quilt Festival. I'm also sending a quilt to Jean Biddick in Tucson which will be photographed for her new book for CT publishing on mosaic quilts. Very exciting to be almost published!