Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Elizabeth completed

Elizabeth is finished! I was aching to finish her but she was put off until I could wrap up Focus: Fiber entries. I sent the juror 395 images of fiber work to consider. She will have a hard job. There was a large variety of techniques and of great quality it should be a good (I hope great) show. We open September 28 (I think) in Erie Pa at the Erie Art Museum. Details will follow.

Back to Elizabeth. I think she is finished for the most part but I am going to add stitching and possible from beading on the wainscoting and a bit more stitching on her forearm to match her hands. Then I need to find a photo for a Quilt National submission. I know what I want to do, now where did I leave the photo. The hunt begins!

I was anxious about the stitching on the hands but I think it turned out well.

I love the gentle expression on the face which drew the photo to me. When I got the fabric and started to compose her I realized how detailed the dress was, and fun to do all the detailed stitching, makes the piece pop a bit if I do say so!

This week I am spending quality time at QSDS in Columbus with all my peeps. Rosalie Dace's master class. We only have 8 people which makes it a great time to get to know each other and Rosalie.

 Everyone has something interesting working, self included. I will not be showing you any work. It's a Quilt National year and I don't want to jeopardize anyone's chances. If I was truly evil I would take a picture of every board, post them on Pinterest and be the only eligible to be in the show (buwahaha!!!) NOT!!!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Show Me the Money

Ohio Designer Craftsman Best of 2014 with my grandmother and a check.
The piece is called Our Lady of the Kitchen. The bottom pockets have religious medals of saints whom my aunts were named after. See what happens when you recycle clothing!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Oh my!!!

I entered Ohio Designer Craftsman Best of 2014 in February. It is my favorite show, it has jewelry, glass, ceramics, mixed media, fiber, wood. You get to see a lot of great things. I got in! And the email said they wanted all 3 pieces. What? I emailed back and yes all 3 pieces. A week later I got an email asking that I come to the opening. I won an award. For best body of work. For sure, I went. How cool is that? You never know.
This weekend Artist as Quiltmaker opens. I helped with the hanging Saturday. Another great show with variety in the styles of art quilts. I also did the catalog on AQM which is available on
Focus Fiber entries have snowed me under! Tomorrow is my last TAA meeting as president. I shall retire. And get back to quilting. As soon as Focus Fiber entries are done. The church newsletter is done. AQN newsletter is done. QSDS brochure is done. OK you get the picture!