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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Cobblestones in Lancaster Modern Exhibit

Thanks to my buddy Sherry C I get to see my Cobblestones quilt traveling to the Lancaster show.  It is part of the Modern quilt exhibit.  It's been gone a few months now.  Glad it is doing well. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Bird's Modern Log Cabin

Again another quilt finished for the Bits show.  Having a piece in the show really motivates me to finish!
This was started in an improv class with Jacquie Gering last year and I loved doing it.  I tried out lots of different qui
lting designs and ideas and had fun.  I'll get some close ups of the quilting to add later. 

St Louis 250th Birthday - Eads Bridge quilt

I started this quilt last year in a workshop with Jacquie Gering and finished it for our Bits n Pieces show.  I was inspired by the Eads bridge photos I have.  Eads is the oldest bridge across the Mississippi river.  This year is 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis.  All fits.  I did heavy matchstick quilting on this one and used Legacy (Hobbs) wool batting and was very pleased.



Friday, February 7, 2014

Teton fiber art

A local painter asked me to use a photograph to create a fiber piece for his wife.
Here is the photograph




and here is the fiber piece

I am happy, he is happy and she is happy.  Good day.



Sunday, January 19, 2014

Retreat

Just returned from 4 days at retreat.  I always take a lot with me to do just in case....
Here are some of the projects:
Blocks from block exchange

Strip piecing

Material Obsession

The little owl in the center

Yellow, black and gray blocks


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Views from both sides

I have been doing a lot of quilting on the longarm recently.  My guild has a big show in March and I am catching up.  Here is what I see all day while working.
from the cutting table


from the back - you can see the quilting design

from the front - you can see the quilt

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy Creative New Year 2014 -

I have found I had little interest in posting until now.  A dear friend was diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor and passed away three weeks after her diagnosis and my mind was there and not so much on creativity.  Now the holidays are over and the new year is upon me.  I have signed up to be part of Creative Every Day and will be trying to post about that on a frequent basis.  My word for the year is Present - as in being present and taking care to see what is all around me, enjoy each moment and special gift and pass them on. 
The theme for January is Past, Present and Future.  In that light I am starting some prayer flags using some old linens, stamps and words.  More on that later.  I thought I would show what I have been working on with quilting. This is an applique quilt done by a customer (Madeline K).  I just do the quilting.  So my creative word for this is Freehand.