Saturday, August 31, 2013

Winter Woods WIP

This winter scene is still heavily in progress, shifting and expanding and taking on new shapes.  It's quite a stretch on the learning curve for me but it feels more like an extension of previously, though fairly recent, developed skills rather than something completely new. The heavy thread painting is something I've never done to this extent but it does feel like I'm "painting" with thread. 

The foreground shapes are not in their permanent positions yet and a border around it is in progress. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Hands in Many Pots!

My hands have been in a number of different projects, some completely new, others experimental.  Nothing quite finished.  Here's a peek:

I started this piece in a class at The World Quilt Show in Manchester NH last week,
Zen and the Art of Free Form Fiberscape by Marjan Kluepfel and I've been working on it for a couple of days now.  It's my first landscape and my first raw edge fused piece.  It's from my own photo, a winter scene from my hometown.I do plan on a fair amount of thread painting and the addition of some oversized ( close ups) of a blackbird in flight and some falling leaves after the back drop is finished.

I've been designing some wrist cuffs, seeing what works and what doesn't and working out the construction kinks.  I hope to have some up for sale soon on Etsy.  I started and Etsy account a few years ago but have never put anything up for sale. I feel almost ready now!

Here I'm working on carving a multi-block.  This is the final block of four.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

First Quilts For Boston

quilts for Boston

The first of the Quilts For Boston 
from the Boston Modern Quilt Guild
were delivered to the Watertown Police Force. 
See here.

Monday, August 19, 2013

The World Quilt Show in Manchester NH

Last Thursday I got to see half of the World Quilt Show, New England XI.  I wished I had been able to see the whole thing but I was simply too tired to drive to Manchester for a second day.  But alas -  I'm happy I took in half of it in!

La Luz by Betty Busby was one of my faves.

I was pretty rushed so I only took a sampling of what was there.  Here's the goodies!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Whistler Museum, LQF

Today, I'm off on another quilt sojourn to The World Quilt Show - New England XI in Manchester, NH.  I'll be taking a class by Marjan Kluepfel called Zen and the Art of Free Form Fiberscapes.

Meanwhile, here's another link to more fun events at the 2013 LQF:  The Whistler Museum

Into The Silence by Wen Redmond

Genesis Colony by Betty Busby


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Brush Gallery

The LQF extends from the main auditorium to various galleries throughout the city of Lowell.  The Brush Gallery is one of the most exciting ! This year's exhibit there was an up-close in-your-face delight!

Among the highlights of this exhibit were three SAQA members:

Whistler's Annabel by Janice Jones
Katrina by Sandy Gregg

Adoration by Gwyned Trefethen (This is a close-up of that quilt.)


Monday, August 12, 2013

The SAQA Exhibit, 3 Cohesive Pieces

The SAQA Exhibit,  3 Cohesive Pieces , was designed so that those of us who have never shown our work before have the chance to do so.  You'll see a range of talent, though, ranging from brand new to very experienced - it's an exciting piece of work owing to Valerie Poitier and Michele David, our Regional co-reps and curators of this exhibit.

Valerie Portier, Regional Rep for MA/RI with her 3 Cohesive Pieces

My Three, the Let Them Be Left series

A highlight of the show!  L to R, Congo, Africa and Warrier by Janice Jones

Click on the link above and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Link to All BMQG quilts at LQF

Here's a link to all of the quilts exhibited at the Appleton Mills Gallery , Lowell Quilt Festival 
by members of the Boston Modern Quilt Guild.  Enjoy!

LQF BMQG More Small Art Quilts

On The Move by Hema Elumalia

Untitled by Karen Leavitt

Mega Hoops by Hema Elumalia

My Run Janny Run washed out by the light beside it.

Nine Patch Variation by Alexis Deise

It Bugs Me by Samantha Russell

My Fugitive memories

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Lowell Quilt Festival 2013, Boston Modern Quilt Guild, Part 1

It has been a busy 2 days at the Lowell Quilt Festival – one more to go! I’ll start out by showing some of the Boston Modern Quilt Guild “Red Nails” Challenge, so named for its colorway to coordinate with very red fingernails.  And some of the exhibit space pics of Appleton Mills..
This is a water sculpture that greets you at the door of Appleton Mills!

More sculpture high into the rafters.

Contemporary lighting throughout - a great feature for an exhibit!

Modern and comfy seating at the gallery space.

This captures the sense of the loft space.
I just received my first smartphone which I chose because it has such a great camera, but I am just learning how to use it.  Among other things, I had a hard time keeping my fingers out of the way so some of my pics need to be retaken.  But here are some close ups that came out pretty good.  I'll retake some and add them later.
It's a really good show!  We had a lot of positive chatter from viewers all day yesterday!
Red Nails Challenge Quilts

Red Nails Challenge Quilts

Glam Rock Girl by Stephanie Harrison

Red Nails by Zuska Blasi

Untitled by Samantha Russell

Dropping Petals by Natalie Sabik


 More to come!