Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Exciting News!

The Huntsville Museum of Art is doing a Showcase of quilts made by members of my guild, the Heritage Quilters of Huntsville.  It is a juried exhibit, selections were made by the museum folks.  They received over 100 entries from 26 of our members.

Today I got the happy letter--3 of my quilts will be exhibited, as part of the 31 selections.  I'm really excited!  It is terrific that a real art museum is willing to recognize local artists.  They recently did a photography exhibit of the work of local photographers.

Here are my 3 pieces:

Color Play #2
Simple Symmetry--Night
What's most odd to me is that I machine quilted all three of these myself--most definitely, not my strong suit.  Anyway, I'll be happy to have them in the exhibition.
We've been given permission by the Museum to display and sell tickets for our opportunity quilt at the special exhibition opening and demo days.  Here is that quilt--if you need tickets, I can hook you  up!
Fall Fanfare
Let's quilt!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Tax Season

Ok, it's tax season, and you would think that after 33 years in this business I would know I cannot do it all from January-April.  Right?  But I still try.  Tax season is half over but I'm just getting really busy and it will only increase the next 7 weeks. 

The other night at the monthly guild meeting my friends said they missed my posts and I needed to get busy!  So here is a look at what I'm working on as time permits:

The first 26 blocks of Grandmothers' Choice.  I am keeping up with this project. 

I love these Antique Rose Star blocks!  Hand piecing can get done at night, in fact, it helps keep me awake after a long day at work.  There are 72 pieces in each star--cutting them out takes time even with the lovely little template.  In the morning, before leaving for work, I can cut out a few and eventually I have the whole set of 72 in a Ziploc bag. 

And here is one of the little Abundance quilts I got done--the other is ready for the binding to be turned back, tonight's Oscar project.

So, you see, I have been busy but haven't taken time to show you.  And I didn't take time to crop the photos either--sorry, maybe next time.

This week I'm at work all day Monday, off Tuesday which means I'll take the car for servicing, get a haircut, and teach my beginning class Tuesday night, getting home about 9 p.m.  Wednesday I work 9 am-8 pm.  Thursday I'm off until 4 pm when I go to the quilt shop to teach a new class: Tumbling Blocks the Easy Way--5-9 pm.  Friday and Saturday--9-6.  Sunday is my "do everything else" day. 

How about something just for fun?  Here is a shot of my photographer son, Joshua Black Wilkins, with someone you might know.  His caption was "I win" and I said "She wins too"!

He was working a photo shoot with her this past week. 

Let's quilt!