Archive for September, 2009

GA Trip

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Today I move from Athens to Marietta. There has been devastating flooding around Atlanta but not here where I am, though it has rained buckets!

Yesterday we had the “Coneflowers” workshop which is always fun. Unfortunately I forgot the camera so there will be no photos this time unless someone sends me a jpg later. I think everyone did a great job and most importantly, had fun.

I don’t know if I will have access to a computer at the Marriott – the nicer hotels seem to think everyone brings their own computers – so if you don’t hear from me, that’s probably why!

Hi from GA

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Here I am in rainy Georgia on a strange to me PC so everything is a bit of a challenge. There will be no photos from here, probably.

My flight was delayed causing some concern for the person meeting me but it all worked out in the end. One bag was overwieght by 12 ounces, but the lovely lady in KC passed it so for me, that almost balanced out the delay!

Here in Georgia I am staying with a very nice family who have made me feel right at home. We’ve had one workshop already “Easy Design Play”, and tomorrow we will have the Coneflowers Picture Piecing one. So I have today “off” and thought I would see if I can post something here.

Rose in PA emailed me with the news that “Packrat Palace” won Best Wallhanging at PA National this year!! I think the theme was No Place Like Home so that probably helped!

I also got news that both of my entries to KS Paint KS were accepted to the Topeka Art Guild’s open contest and exhibit.

And just before I left I delivered three pieces to the Take Kansas Home program – they will be offered for sale in the facility on I-70 in Goodland – so if you are ever traveling accross KS check it out!


Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Some of you have been wondering where I have been -Arizona – that’s where! We flew out Thursday for a quick trip to attend a family wedding – home again on Monday. It was great to see folks we hadn’t seen in a long while. Besides the wedding we went to Taliesin West and Casa Grande Indian Ruins.  Since visiting Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water in PA, I couldn’t be that close and not check out Taliesin West, but in comparison, it was not so good.  Of course tour guides make a big difference and we didn’t get a very good one. I have always been interested in the ancient cultures so I did enjoy Casa Grande more.

Home again on Monday and now the concentration is on getting everything together for my next trip – GA on Friday. Starting with clothes, I emptied the suitcase and started laundry. Load the machine and start water running into the sink for a few handwashables.  While that’s filling off to the other room to take care of something else, totally forgetting the sink and not remembering until the entire utility room is flooded along with the two bathrooms on either side and the hall carpet.   Let this be a lesson to you. After a certain age multi tasking may NOT save you time. In spite of wet vac, dehumidifier and fans the carpet is still wet.

Good news though– I was totally thrilled and very honored to have my Yellow Headed Blackbird in the SAQA auction snapped up in the first few seconds by none other than my good friend Del!  She seriously wanted it and I’m glad she got it!

For The Birds!

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

The number of visitors to my blog more than doubled yesterday, which must have been in response to Del’s post on HER blog concerning my (now her) “Early Birds” quilt which I am very proud to say, is in her Thomas Contemporary Quilt Collection. It is indeed an honor to have a piece in that collection and to count Del as a personal friend!

There is less than a week to go for the SAQA Auction which starts September 10th at 2:00 Eastern. My donation “Yellow Headed Blackbird” will be amongst the first group offered.


Sept 10 at 2:00PM, I will be somewhere between here and Phoenix so I don’t know when I will get to know how it goes!

The last quilt that I sold was also a bird quilt- “Baltimore Album, Baltimore Oriole” and my last pattern, “Bluebird” is selling well, so I guess there is a theme here – birds have been good for me!

More Tactile Fluency

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Continuing on with more Tactile Fluency work………

Tactile Fluency

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

The exhibit “Tactile Fluency” has opened at the Trade Center in St Louis. This is an exhibition of art quilts by members of Studio Art Quilts Associates in OK, MO and KS and I have two pieces there, “Watermelon Wine” and “A Promise of Springtime”. The show runs through Oct 30. Follow this link to see some of the entries!

Yesterday I shipped “Packrat Palace” to Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XVI in Philadelphia where it has been juried in to be judged in the competition “There’s No Place Like Home”.


Seemed appropriate!