Exhibit at the Vale
If you are in the Chicago area this summer, please stop in at the Vale Craft Gallery to see several of my art quilts on display in their group show. Including Midwest Summer (above), there are several of my new small works to be seen. The Vale is that rare gallery that displays wonderful objects from pottery to jewelry to basketry and beyond. It’s located in Chicago’s River North gallery district on Superior and Franklin and well worth the trip.

The exhibit opens Friday, June 4 with a reception from 3:00 to 8:00 and ends on September 4, 2010. I can’t make the opening (teaching in North Carolina) but hope you are able to visit this unique gallery.


Exhibit at the Vale
If you are in the Chicago area this summer, please stop in at the Vale Craft Gallery to see several of my art quilts on display in their group show. Including Midwest Summer (above), there are several of my new small works to be seen. The Vale is that rare gallery that displays wonderful objects from pottery to jewelry to basketry and beyond. It’s located in Chicago’s River North gallery district on Superior and Franklin and well worth the trip.

The exhibit opens Friday, June 4 with a reception from 3:00 to 8:00 and ends on September 4, 2010. I can’t make the opening (teaching in North Carolina) but hope you are able to visit this unique gallery.

Irish Patchwork Society
In August I’ll be flying over to the UK to vend at the Festival of Quilts with Frieda Anderson in the Chicago School of Fusing Patternworks booth. That’s me above passing the volcano in Iceland. Neither rain nor sleet nor ash shall keep me from my appointed rounds.
http://www.irishpatchwork.ie/index.html
Then in early September you’ll find me teaching at the Irish Patchwork Society meeting in Cork. I’m really looking forward to setting foot on Irish soil. I hear it’s very green there.

Irish Patchwork Society
In August I’ll be flying over to the UK to vend at the Festival of Quilts with Frieda Anderson in the Chicago School of Fusing Patternworks booth. That’s me above passing the volcano in Iceland. Neither rain nor sleet nor ash shall keep me from my appointed rounds.
http://www.irishpatchwork.ie/index.html
Then in early September you’ll find me teaching at the Irish Patchwork Society meeting in Cork. I’m really looking forward to setting foot on Irish soil. I hear it’s very green there.


Thread-u-cation Thursdays: Fast and Slow

A few weeks ago I showed you a video of this little quilt, Kay’s Bouquets #12 in progress. Now it is complete and has a new name. One of my favorite things about making a fused art quilt is that it is fast and easy. Because the little quilt is made from pre-fused fabric scraps, the design evolves quickly and is improvised on the spot.

When I compare the speed of creating the fused quilt top with the hours of making stitch choices, thread color decisions, and actually stitching the quilt, I am amazed at how much time I spend on the hand embroidery. And, I’m amazed at how much I enjoy this strange combination of speed (fusing) and slowness (stitching). Like sugar and salt, a tasty combination.


Thread-u-cation Thursdays: Fast and Slow

A few weeks ago I showed you a video of this little quilt, Kay’s Bouquets #12 in progress. Now it is complete and has a new name. One of my favorite things about making a fused art quilt is that it is fast and easy. Because the little quilt is made from pre-fused fabric scraps, the design evolves quickly and is improvised on the spot.

When I compare the speed of creating the fused quilt top with the hours of making stitch choices, thread color decisions, and actually stitching the quilt, I am amazed at how much time I spend on the hand embroidery. And, I’m amazed at how much I enjoy this strange combination of speed (fusing) and slowness (stitching). Like sugar and salt, a tasty combination.