Thursday, August 17, 2017

Quilt National 2017

Photo by the Dairy Barn Arts Center

It is once again time for my biennial trip to see Quilt National, an art quilt exhibition held on odd-numbered years at the Dairy Barn in Athens, Ohio and attracts entries from around the globe. This year there are 85 art quilts from 28 states and 9 countries.

The exhibit runs through Sept 4, 2107. If you don't get a chance to see it there, you can either view it on line, or catch it on tour.

On Tour

As of this posting, parts of the show will tour to St. Louis, MO and Columbus, OH.

The St. Louis exhibit will be at the Foundry Art Centre from Oct. 6-Dec. 1, 2017.

The Columbus exhibit will be at the Riffe Gallery from Jan. 25-Apr. 14, 2018.

On-Line

Photography isn't allowed in the Dairy Barn but there are many place on-line to see some of the quilts:
Prize winners
People's Choice leaders
Some of my favorites are here, including:
   - "Global Players" by Brigitte Kopp of Kasel-Golzig, Germany
   - "Chasm 23" by Beth Carney of Yonkers, NY
   - "Butterfly Garden" by Pamela Loewen of Williamston, MI

Thursday, August 10, 2017

New Hawaiian Themed Wine Glass Coasters and Bookmarks


We recently took a trip to Hawaii and had a great time. Of course I couldn't come home without some new fabric. I used some of that fabric to make some bookmarks...


...and some wine glass coasters. I'll have them at Art on the Lawn this Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. After the show I'll take them to Village Artisans. And you can also get them from my Etsy shop.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Art on the Lawn, Sat. Aug. 12 in Yellow Springs

Me at Art on the Lawn two years ago.

Art on the Lawn is this Saturday, Aug 12 from 10 am-5 pm at Mills Lawn, 200 S. Walnut St. in Yellow Springs, Ohio. I'll be there under the shade of the trees with my art. There will be around 100 artists, plus some food vendors and live musicians. The show is sponsored by Village Artisans, where I am a member.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

20 T-Shirt Quilts!

I've been organizing my files and discovered I've made 20 t-shirt quilts! Here are the fronts and backs of them. (I'll start #21 next month). As always, you can click on any of the photos to see them larger.)










(For this one the backing was provided, it was an unfinished quilt top)






Double-sided t-shirt quilts:

While most of the others had some t-shirts on the back, these were designed to be two-sided, with the same-sized shirt matching up on the other side.






Thursday, July 6, 2017

"Journey" on exhibit with "Best of 2017" Traveling Show

"Journey" detail

My art quilt "Journey" is on a journey of it's own! It's included in the Ohio Designer Craftsman's "Best of 2017" show. The traveling exhibit will be at the following locations:

Ohio Craft Museum
1665 W. Fifth Ave, Columbus, OH 43212
May 7 - June 18

The Southern Ohio Museum
825 Gallia St., Portsmouth, OH 45662
July 7 - Sept 29

Sunday, June 4, 2017

New bookmarks!


I sell my quilted bookmarks at shows, Village Artisans, on-line, and also at the Dairy Barn in Athens, Ohio and the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas. The Dairy Barn and the Texas Quilt Museum like to get the bookmarks in the same colorways every time, and they usually get about 2 dozen at a time, so when I make bookmarks, I usually make a whole lot of the same ones.

I've recently been reorganizing my stash, which turned out to be a much bigger undertaking than I expected, but as I was doing that, I came across some hand dyed fabric that coordinated very well together, but that I didn't have large pieces of. "We want to be bookmarks," they said. So I made some bookmarks that are all different combinations of fabric, depending on how much I had.

They are for sale at Village Artisans in Yellow Springs and in my Etsy shop.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

New Note Cards!


I had some new professionally-printed note cards made of some of my quilts.

Top row, left to right: Birches, Reflection/Refraction, Mermaid Haiku.
Middle left: The View from My Hammock
Bottom left: Virginia Reel
Middle: She Paints with Fabric and Standing Tall
Middle right: Sweet Dreams Counting Sheep
Bottom right: Louie

They are available as singles ($4) and in sets ($20) at in Yellow Springs at Village Artisans, where ever I'm doing a show, and on my Etsy page.