Sunday, June 30, 2013

2 finished and new WIP

The two Rayna Gillamn workshop quilts are finished.
See the previous post for pictures in progress.

I'really like the quilting on this one: the top and bottom are quilted vertically, and the center is quilted horizontally.

I'm not sure which direction this should hang.

And the WIP:

This is the background for a piece I've wanted to do for several years. I've changed my mind about how to construct it multiple times, but during the workshop, I decided I wanted a pieced backgroung. I'm still debating about how to construct the foreground, so it may take another 2 years! I hope not! It measures 36 x 42.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Rayna Gillman workshop

Aretraqeous quilters hosted a workshop with Rayna Gillman [].
We had a blast!

I finished two small tops.

which became:

which became:

More pictures will be up on our blog later today.

And more photos on Lori's blog:

Washington waterfront:

across the street:


congratulations to Sylvia at!
She is the winner of People and Portraits!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Art Quilt Portfolio: People & Portraits; review and a giveaway

The second book in a series on Art Quilts:
Art Quilt Portfolio: People & Portraits features 21 artists with a detailed interview and multiple quilts, and shows work of another 120 artists in galleries by theme [happiness, contemplation, community, icons, family & friends, work, and play.
The book is a joy to hold as well as to read.
[The first book was Art Quilt Portfolio: The Natural World.]

Lark Crafts is giving away a copy of the book.
Leave a comment telling me if you've ever made a quilt featuring a person. I'll pick a winner on June 23rd.
Please make sure I am able to contact you by email!

other stops include:
June 3rd – Lark Kick Off!
June 5th – Sarah Ann Smith –
June 6th – Maria Elkins –
June 7th – Laura Wasilowski –
June 9th – Katherine McNeese –
June 10th – Cheryl Sleboda –
June 11th – Linda McLaughlin –
June 12th – Kathy Nida –
June 13th – Marilyn H. Wall –
June 14th – Janice Paine Dawes –
June 16th – Pamela Price Klebaum –
June 17th – Deborah Boschert –
June 18th – Lisa Chin –
June 19th – Sue Bleiweiss –
June 20th – Leni Wiener –
June 24th – Cheryl Lynch –
June 25th – Lesley Riley –
June 26th – Stephanie Forsyth -
June 30th – Pat Kumich –

Friday, June 7, 2013

in progress: crooked crosses

"crooked crosses" is alliterative, but I'm not sure I like that name.