Thursday, August 27, 2015


Spatagus- Pinto/Paint. All two tone horses are pintos but not all pintos are paints. Pintos can be any breed, it really just a color thing, a two tone horse; arab, morgan, tennessee walker, saddlebreds, etc. Actually quarter horses are never 2 tone and I don't think the thoroughbreds accept them either. I can't recall seeing a two tone horse in a race on TV (I've never seen a gray race either). Paints are stock horses though never gaited. And then there is the coat pattern, tobiano or overo. Tobiano is more common.

So this is Spatagus tobiano pinto, for sure. I don't think I ever got paint papers on him. But he was fun.

Today I dug out a lot of black and white fabric with dots. I'm thinking appaloosa.

And I am working on some smaller collage pieces for a show at my friend's gallery in January.

Monday, August 10, 2015


TAA is hosting another Focus: Fiber Show. We are taking entries at Press the call for entry tab, enter Focus: Fiber 2016 and then scroll down for more info. The show will be held at the Kent State University Museum, opening in February 2016 continuing through July 2016. Final day for entry is August 30, 2015.

One of our requests was that artists use a velcro hanging system. This causes some confusion as not everyone does this so here are the details:

1. Sew loop velcro to twill tape, use a sewing machine to stitch it down. Don't use the sticky back velcro, it doesn't hold well for long and messes up your machine needle.

2. Sew velcro/twill tape to back of quilt. You can do this by hand or machine. Your choice.

3. Staple hook velcro to hanging rod/lattice strip, about every 2 inches. I usually paint the hanging stick first so it is archiveable. Bad me, I was in a rush here. Drill hole in rod so it can be attached to the wall.

4. Nail rod to wall, smooth quilt onto the rod. This system makes it very easy to hang large pieces by yourself. If your piece is very long you can easily make 2 or 3 rods to save on shipping costs.

And for a little frivolity

Spatagus: Pinto with an Attitude
He needs lots more quilting and a tail.