Monday, April 28, 2014

Sunset 12"x12"

Lately I have been exploring narrow strip construction as a way to create a landscape composition.  For this little piece I used 3/4 inch strips that I stitched with 1/4 inch seams right onto batting and backing.  I love how the colors of the narrow strips blend together in a painterly way.  This quilt will be my donation to the 2014 SAQA Benefit Auction. http://www.saqa.com/memberArt.php?cat=34
Check it out to see a huge variety of one foot square gems.

Friday, April 11, 2014

At the Pinnacle


Last weekend I reached a new pinnacle in my quilting journey.  For three glorious days I was coddled, praised, and corsaged as the Featured Artist at the Best of the Valley Quilt show held in Lindsay, CA.
They displayed thirty-six of my works from the last seven years in my own personal booth right at the front of the show.  Many many wonderful people stopped by to chat, and I received so many accolades I can't believe my head isn't twice as big!  It's all downhill from here on out.  (Still smiling.)