It’s true, when ever Frieda and I travel to the International Quilt Festival we meet the best people and birds. So put on your bird and visit us at the Artfabrik/Friestyle booth #1229 in Houston!
I totally forgot to tell you that I won a prize at the International Quilt Festival in Houston for this little quilt, Bird on a Branch #6. It won second place in the Art Miniature category.
Hope you like it. I know I enjoyed making it.
Sure we look fresh and pretty in this photo. But in reality Frieda and I are frantically trying to set up our Artfabrik/Friestyle booth at the International Quilt Festival in Houston today.
And it’s all for you! Please stop in and visit us in Booth #1229 and say “Hi!”.
While I’m out of town teaching at the Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) you get a view of my sewing studio back home. This is the fusing table where all the magic and mess happens. Note the piles of fused fabric scraps against the wall. There’s so much fabric I barely have room to make anything on the table top. Cleverly, the table top is covered with Teflon so I can fuse directly to it when making my art quilts. That is, when you can find the table top.
Here’s how I left my studio before traveling to teach at the Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) in Santa Clara CA. It’s a pit!
But don’t worry. My sewing studio is in the basement of our home so no one really sees it……I hope. Note the stack of quilts next to my lovely BERNINA sewing machine. With any luck someone will finish quilting those for me while I’m gone. I’ve hired elves but they’re not very reliable.
The SAQA Radical Elements exhibition is now open at the Gallery of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. That’s 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, in Washington on the Mall for all you tourists out there.
Nearly 40 artists show elements from the periodic table using this art quilt as illustrations. It’s on until the middle of October. Hours: weekdays between 9 am and 5 pm. Admission: free, but a photo ID is required. And you must mention my name several times.