Friday, May 31, 2013

Wings show

Tonight's the night!! The long awaited opening of the recently remodeled gallery at West Clinic featuring quilts by my friends and myself. 
  Last evening, Vincent and I assisted Sarah, the gallery director, with hanging the show. It looks really great and I can hardly wait for everyone to see their artwork on display. 
  Photos later, so stay tuned. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013


Spring has very kind to us this year. Lots of rain, cool temps, lovely breezes. So I took advantage of all that today and tackled the back corner near the firepit, whacking bamboo and removing vinca major. As you can see, the pile of stuff on the curb is huge. I feel like I walked 50 miles from the back to the street getting all this crap out. There are still two buckets left to toss. If I work on one spot at a time I might be able to get this yard in shape this year. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Postcard for Wings show

These are the front and back of the postcard and YES I know they are crooked. That's because I don't know how to straighten stuff from the scanner, just how to crop.
  Anyway, I am excited to be in this show. My friends are talented and generous and the gallery at Wings is redecorated. It will be so beautiful.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Wings update

Boohoo. The postcard came in PDF format and I am unable to access the file to post to the blog because of my technical deficiencies. 
This is the quilt that's on the postcard. Of course it looks super nice with all the text and show info. When I get the actual card I will scan it and post. I know how to do that. 
  Anyway, I am looking forward to the show and hope for a good turn out. 
  HUGE thanks to Vanessa for making such an awesome quilt. I am really lucky to have so many wonderful and generous  friends. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Quilt Show!

The long awaited quilt show at the Wings Gallery in West Clinic is opening on May 31. It was delayed by a remodel of the gallery space and this show is the inaugural of the new renovation. 
 All the quilts shown at the symposium in Little Rock will be there as well as others we created during the delay. 
  I am very excited about the show. We had such a positive response last year and hope everyone enjoys this show too. Most of us made pieces especially for the exhibit and we are calling it "Healing Elements". 
  The postcard is awesome and when I get to my laptop I will post it. (Maybe someday I will figure out how to do that from this phone, which btw I am in love with). 
  So stay tuned kids for photos. 

Monday, May 6, 2013


Paper piecing without tears! It's hard to believe this was accomplished with so little angst. Of course I must thank the gal pals who gave me such GOOD advice.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Challenge quilt

The idea for the Beatles inspired quilt formed quickly and I got the mechanics for construction pretty much nailed down too. Chose fabrics and got the patterns made. The most challenging part of this challenge is the technique I have decided to use. Paper piecing. WAY outside my comfort zone. Paper piecing makes me cry but with the help of friends I will finish this project and be happy with the results.
The photo shows my color palette. Stay tuned.