Monday, January 9, 2017

Solo Art Quilt Exhibit at the Yellow Springs Brewery

I am very excited to have my own solo show at the Yellow Springs Brewery! It will be the first time that all of my "Focus Through the Prism" quilts (above) have been show together locally.

Top left: String Theory; bottom left: Ten Stars on Sticks; right: Journey

It is also the first time that "Journey" (the red and black one above, right) will be shown (not including during the Open Studios event that was held at my studio).

Left: Branches; top right: The View From My Hammock; bottom right: Mermaid Haiku

The exhibit runs from Jan. 10 through Feb. 5 and is free and open to the public Mon.-Fri. from 3-10 pm, Sat. from 1-10 pm, and Sun. from 1-8 pm. The Yellow Springs Brewery is located at 305 N. Walnut St. in Yellow Springs.

There will be an art party on Sun., Jan. 15 from 2-4 pm.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Hope - Project Quilting

"Hope," art is 2.5" x 4" in a 5" x 7" frame, made by Pam Geisel for Project Quilting, Season 8, Challenge 1: Eight is Great, Jan. 2017 in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Challenge recap for "Eight is Great":

Since this is the eighth year for Project Quilting, your inspiration for this challenge is eight.

I had a lot of ideas for this project, so many that I had difficulty deciding which one to do. So I decided to look through my fabric stash and let it tell me. I dug into my hand-dyed fabrics and they wanted to be an flower with eight petals. I was also inspired by the local weather.

This is the view out my studio window today. Which is why I named this piece "Hope."

It is raw-edge applique with micro stippling in the green background with a variegated thread.

Click on any of the photos to see larger images.

To read more about Project Quilting, go here.

To see other entries for this challenge, visit the Eight is Great challenge page.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Blog Hop: Island Batik Ambassador's "New Beginnings" Kick Off

The Island Batik Ambassador's are hosting a blog hop. Each day over the next couple of weeks, we’ll feature a new fabric collection and link to at least one Ambassador blog to see what she made with these wonderful fabrics. Be sure to follow along every day as we have lots of goodies to give away!

Here’s the schedule with the dates and collection names:

M 1/9 - Coastal Mist Collection
Stone Cottage Designs

T 1/10 - Dotalicious Collection
Adele Mogavero
Vicki's Crafts and Quilting
Pamela Quilts
Inch Worm Fabrics

W 1/11 - Drizzle Collection
Adventurers in Applique and Quilting

Th 1/12 - Fifi and Fido and Happy Hounds Collections
Mary Macks Blog
Quilting Affection

F 1/13 - Fresh Catch Collection
BejeweledQuilts by Barb

M 1/16 - Glowing Embers Collection

T 1/17 - Lake Life Collection
FreeMotion by the River

W 1/18 - River's Edge Collection
Ark Angel Creations
Archipelago Quilting

F 1/20 - Blushing Blooms Collection
Desert Bloom Quilting

M 1/23 - Gone Fishin' Collection
Maria Michael Designs

W 1/25 - Surf and Sand Collection
The Patchwork Pearl

Th 1/26 - Twilight Blush Collection
Kissed Quilts

F 1/27 - Happy Harvest Collection
For Quilts Sake

M 1/30 - Jolly Holly Collection
Kauffman Designs

T 1/31 - Frost Collection

W 2/1 - Merry and Bright Collection
Patchwork Breeze
Sally's Quilting Corner

Friday, December 30, 2016

Project Quilting Season 8

It's time for Project Quilting's eigth season! It's a three month on-line event that challenges participants to create a quilt in one week, with a week off in between. You can participate in as few or as many as you like. Participants are automatically entered into random prize drawings and at the end of the season there will be grand prizes awarded to all participants, with one entry per challenge quilt, so the more challenges you enter, the better your chances.

The schedule for 2017 is:
Challenge 1: January 1
Challenge 2: January 15
Challenge 3: January 29
Challenge 4: February 12
Challenge 5: February 26
Challenge 6: March 11

Each challenge is posted at noon CDT and due exactly one week later at noon CDT.

Here's a post with some tips about how to participate.

The challenge will be posted on the "Persimon Dreams" Project Quilting blog and you can also find links about past seasons there. Still have questions? If so, check this out.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Custom Quilts made in 2016

It's my annual look back on the custom quilts I made during the year that I haven't shared yet (some were gifts).

Click on the photos to see larger views.

Joy's t-shirt quilt, 41 x 81

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A toddler-sized quilt, 32 x 47, based on my Sea Breeze Baby Quilt.

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"Red Rose" Fabric Mosaic, 11" x 14" framed

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tis' the Season for Giving: Oranges & Plums Lap Quilt

"Oranges & Plums," 38" x 56", handmade by Pam Geisel, Dec. 2016

For the month of December the Island Batik Ambassador's are celebrating the "Season of Giving" by making quilts to be donated to a charity or cause of our choice. I made this lap/throw-sized quilt using some multi-colored and purple 10" x 10" squares that came with our last fabric shipment and I added some oranges from a few other collections.

I am donating this quilt to to an annual event that raises funds for the Antioch School, a private elementary school in Yellow Springs, Ohio. 

The school encourages children to pursue their innate curiosity. Children are our future and not all learn by traditional methods. Their fund raising event is on Sat., Mar. 4, 2017 and this quilt will be a part of their silent auction.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Winter Wonderland: Dancing & Prancing Table Runner

"Dancing and Prancing" Table Runner, 13" x 30", handmade by Pam Geisel, Nov. 2016

This month the Island Batik Ambassador's are making pieces that fit the theme "Winter Wonderland." I made this blue table runner this month using Island Batik fabrics from the Frost collection, although the dark blue inner border is from the Jewels and Gems Collection: Lapis Lazuli from last year. You can click on the photo below for a closer look.