Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Map Quilts

I have mentioned before how I love maps, geocaching, compass reading - anything to do with maps.  I really should have been a cartographer in another life (or this one).  I was fortunate to take a 2 day class with Valerie Goodwin  www.quiltsbyvalerie.com/ recently and this is my map quilt.  It is my view of the Shaw Nature Reserve entrance and places I love.  Definitely more to come. 

Collections: Pincushions

I don't really collect anything except rocks and fabric but decided I could do a pincushion collection since I am well on my way there already.  I just added this one on.   I made the flower using felted wool and purchased (yes purchased) the rusty bed spring.  Love it.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Finishing projects: Polka Dots and Flower Pots

I have made myself some deadlines to complete some projects.  It also helps when a friends says she will feed us all dinner if you finish the exchange quilt (polka dots) and another friend (Marsha) finishes her Flower Pot and all I had left to do was the border.  Both need quilting but that's another day. 
The Flower Pot quilt is a Kim McLean pattern and I challenged myself to do it in all batiks.  I will custom quilt it but probably do an allover on the polka dots. 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Emerging Artist Exhibit

I just found out I have been juried into the Craft Alliance "Emerging Artists Exhibit" at the Delmar Loop location.  Exciting!  Here is the link:   http://www.craftalliance.org/pdfs/exhibitions/pr.emerging.artists12.pdf
I took a class with Luanne Rimmel on Finding Your Voice in Textiles and it has led me in some new directions.  Opening reception is Friday, June 22nd from 6-8 PM.  I am looking forward to seeing the exhibit.