Is it cold? Or is it just me? With temperatures in the negative numbers I am happily at home safe and snug in my studio. It’s time to fuse kits for my next set of classes at the World Quilt Show in West Palm Beach…….. FLORIDA!
It has been a pleasure to visit the Quilters Guild of Dallas and watch them create new art quilts. This is my third visit to teach for the guild! My friend, Judy, president of the guild, and her friends are always so much fun to be around. This is why I love teaching.
As you can see, some of the quilts made in the Fowl Play class were a little….um….er… wacky. Where do they come up with this stuff? I guess this demonstrates the freedom of fusing at its best. Soon I’ll be in Florida teaching the same class at the World Quilt Show in West Palm Beach. Maybe you can join me there and be wacky too!
Well this is good news! It seems that the Masters 2 exhibit sponsored by SAQA will be traveling to the many American Quilter’s Society shows in 2014. My quilt, Artfabrik, is on display as well as work by 36 other quilt artists from the Masters 2 traveling show. We are quilt show road warriors! Look for it here:
February 5-8, 2014 — Phoenix, Arizona
April 23-26, 2014 — Paducah, Kentucky
March 12-15, 2014 — Lancaster, Pennsylvania
July 30-Aug. 2, 2014 — Charlotte, North Carolina
August 20-23, 2014 — Grand Rapids, Michigan
September 10-13, 2014 — Chattanooga, Tennessee
October 1-4, 2014 — Des Moines, Iowa
Ever have a day when you wake up and say, “Where am I?” As a traveling quilt teacher I can tell you that this thought occurs to me many times. And the answer is always the same, “Give me a minute, and I’ll let you know.”
At least I know where my quilts are! Young Forest #5 is in the capable hands of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) as part of the Seasonal Palette traveling exhibit. You can see it now at the National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky through December 2, 2013. Meanwhile, I’m stuck in a hotel room.
If you are in the St. Charles IL area, please stop by to see The Eye and the Needle, an exhibit of art quilts by regional SAQA members at the Fine Line. The opening reception at the Kavanaugh Gallery runs from 2- 4:30 on Saturday, October 19. The exhibit itself runs through November 16. Two of my pieces are in the show, Fences and Bridges #1 and #2. (Number 3 has yet to see the light of day!) Hope to see you there!
It takes a village they say. Or in my case, a group of art quilters. And that’s why I’m so happy to be part of this group: SAQA (Studio Art Quilters Associates). The chief benefit in being a SAQA member is the opportunity to exhibit your work around the globe. Or, in your own back yard like the new SAQA exhibit opening at the Fine Line in St. Charles, IL near me.
Here you see Barbara Schneider, Frieda Anderson, and Pat Kroth setting up a regional SAQA show called The Eye and the Needle. Barbara and Pat are our regional reps and have worked so hard preparing for this traveling exhibit. Thanks to both of them! The show opens on October 19 and runs through November 16. Hope you can see it!