Thursday, March 27, 2008

Awards for guild challenge

Instead of ribbons, I made brooches for all who participated in the guild challenge. The faces are polymer clay shaped with a push mold. The background is painted fabric glued to foamcore. Of course I had to add shiny stuff!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Guild Challenge tonight

Tonight is the member meeting for the Uncommon Threads Quilt Guild. I am chairperson for the Ultimate Guild Challenge. The theme is "My Checkered Past" and the quilts submitted must be a self portrait with a checkerboard element in the design. It's going to be very exciting to see what the ladies have done. We have some very creative quilters in the guild. Keeping fingers crossed we have eight (or more) entries.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


The second photo in the MACA show post is sideways. Sorry!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

MACA show

Since the opening reception was such a mob scene, I went back to see the show with a friend who LOVES art! I was able to get photos of my work. These are small pieces of mainly surface design techniques mounted on fabric covered frames. The reddish one is painted puff paint mounted onto foam core.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

AQS here I come!!

The email came today--my quilt "Leaf in Transition" has been accepted for the AQS show in Paducah. Needless to say I'm very excited. I have two reasons to go to paducah now--the "big show" and the "Up in Stitches" exhibit at the Yeiser Art center.
My quilt from the "Form not Function" exhibit in New Albany, IN at the carnegie Center came home today.
Photos of both of these quilts are in the older posts.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Lil' City quilts

My friend , Shirley, has claimed one of the little embellished quilts. When the show opens there'll be a red dot. Hopefully it will have friends come along.
The artist group I belong to, MACA, had it's show opening last Friday--what a mob scene! We've never had a turnout like that before. Even the "creepy art show opening guy" was there. It's a weird inside joke that if he shows up, your show opening is a success. I don't think he buys anything but he sure likes the wine and cheese!
Anyway, it was so crowded that lots of people are coming back during the run of the exhibit to actually see the ART. I have 3 pieces in the show and will post photos when I take them. The group consists of fine craft artists--lots of potters, jewelers, fiber artists, metal workers, wood workers, wearable art. Lots of esoteric media. No painters. The art is beautiful especially when shown together.
The woman who's the current president of the group worked very hard to get this venue. The venue host did a lot of publicity, as did the MACA president. BTW, MACA stands for Memphis Association of Craft Artists.