Saturday, October 19, 2013

Wedding Quilt

I have one sister and two brothers.  When my baby sister was married some 22+ years ago I made her a hand pieced and hand quilted quilt. In pinks and blues.  Now my friends know I'm not a pink person but I did it for her.  She told me this last week that she is retiring the quilt.  It has been used well and continuously.  Pretty good life span.  2 kids, 2 dogs, 1 husband.  She cleaned it and packed it away and maybe someday we will use part of it for a grandbaby quilt.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Quintessential Quilt Award

The Quintessential Quilt show at the University City library is a juried/judged show done on a biennial basis.  I am happy to report I won a First Place for Small Quilts this year.  My "Peaceful Valley" piece is shown in the picture above me.  Excited!!

Peaceful Valley - First Place Small Quilts

My best buddy Judy won two ribbons.  Here she is with her pieces.
For Sale BR549 - Honorable Mention Pictorial

Towering Bridge - Judges Choice

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Quilt National

We are so lucky here in St. Louis to have Quilt National exhibit all of it's collection.  It has been done to benefit Safe Connections, a women's self help center.  This year it is at the St. Louis University Art Gallery.  It is a beautiful gallery in an old building in the downtown area near campus.  Parking is street parking.
I always find QN interesting and fascinating.  How did they pick the quilts they did?  Why these this year?  There are always controversial ones - I think this year went too digital.  By this I mean, digital images manipulated and printed on fabric via large format printers.  Quilt?  Not so sure.  I did have some real favorites though.  I didn't attach a name to each piece to give credit and I am going to try to amend that.

Elizabeth Barton

Deidre Adams - great texture

Patty Hawkins

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October - Postcard Challenge and Family

I have made a committment to post something at least every other day in october to try to focus on my blog.
I just finished the first part of my postcard challenge.  Each of us are doing a national park - mine is Mt. Rainier.  Interesting that today the parks are all closed because of the government shut down - a topic for another day.  Anyway I am happy with my first part.  I need to add highlights - either in paint or in thread.
The back will be my mom's writing since she sent the original postcard in 1998 from Rainier.

Tom and I took a drive to Illinois Sunday to have lunch.  We thought pavilion behind us in Alton was really a striking park.  The bridge there is pretty neat too.