Posts Tagged ‘Mt Goats’

Catching Up

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

The weather Sat was perfect for my meeting here of the SAQA regional group. We were a small gathering, but had a great time visiting, sharing, eating and showing off our work. Plans were made to meet again in September.

It rained 6″ on Monday and into Tuesday. Our farm pond which has been dry for several years now is full and overflowing. Today it is raining again.¬† The gardens are so happy but I know that the hot dry weather to come will stress them badly after this excess.

I packed 5 quilts for shipping on Monday.¬† Two, “Harrier Hunting” and “Who, Me?” to go to the Brigham City Museum in Utah for an exhibit lasting from July 1 to August 23,



and three, “Bignonia”, “Majesty” and “Colorado Kids” to the Aullwood AudubonCenter in Dayton, Ohio for their show “Wild Lands, Wild Life” from June 28 to August 24. Check them out if you are in the areas.





Locally “Raven Brings Light To The World”, Baltimore Oriole” and “What’s Up At The 4-H Fair?” are showing at the Topeka Art Guild Gallery¬† in the “Fur, Fins and Feathers” exhibit.

Yesterday I cut the first pieces for the next project and put them on the wall. This has been in the planning stages for some time, but one thing or the other has kept me from it. It feels good to be creating again.

Winning Work

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

The American Quilter’s Society in Des Moines is this weekend and “Colorado Kids” has won second place and $1000.00 in one of the wall hanging categories!


Further away, at the LaConner Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival in La Conner, WA. “Foxglove Fairy” received an Honorable Mention.


Pretty good weekend, so far!!


Saturday, April 6th, 2013

The Machine Quilting Unlimited April 2013 E-News is showing the cover of the May/June issue which features my “Prairie Fire” quilt and my article. This issue will be available¬† in late April.

I have resisted getting involved with social media, because I feel like I am stressed to keep up with everything as it is! But Studio Art Quilts Assoc. has a Pinterest page for the SAQA Benefit Auction and they have posted my donation, “Northern Cardinal” along with others there. And IQA has posted “Who, Me?” on their Facebook page about “Celebrate Spring”. When I looked last week there were over 600 hits! People love puppies!! Celebrate Spring debuts in Cincinnati April 11-13.

Last night was First Friday at the Topeka Art Guild Gallery and the presentation for awards for the judged show that is up right now, “My Earth, My Art”. This is predominately paintings, a few photography works and my quilt art. One of my entries, “Bignonia” won the second place cash award!


It’s a great show, if you are in the area be sure and check it out before the end of May. My “Colorado Kids” is also there on display.

Also in the area this weekend is the Kaw Valley Quilt Guild Quilt show at the Toyota dealership on Hwy 59 (Iowa St) in Lawrence, KS. It’s always a great show and three of my pieces will be there, “Merchants House”, “Mon Grand Pere” and “What’s Up at the 4-H Fair?”.


I will be there late Sunday to see the show and pick up my things.

Empty Spools at Asilomar has posted the teachers for the 2014 workshops, including ME in the first session; not sure when it is open for enrollment, as the current 2013 offerings are going on now.

I finally finished the quilting on the dogs quilt – oh, dear – I really do need a name for it! I still need to block, trim and bind it though. I am looking forward to starting the next one!!

Busy Weekend

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Saturday I got back to the sewing, tweaking what was already sewn as these past two weeks of just looking at it made me see some places that could be improved. Also sewed a few of the section seams. This morning’s e-mail brought a couple more leads on the fabric search so perhaps I need to wait a bit longer before cutting background!

Yesterday afternoon a friend and I went to see the musical Parade, a show I had never heard of, and it was VERY good! So no sewing yesterday.

Probably not today, either, as I need to prepare two quits for shipping – “Colorado Kids” to AQS, Lancaster and “Who, Me?” to IQA for Celebrate Spring. Last week I sent “Foxglove Fairy” to Mid-Atlantic Quilt Fest.

We have a crew of workers here installing new Pella windows so today  looks like a good time to go to town, anyway!

More Glacier Park

Monday, June 18th, 2012

These Mountain Goats were on a faraway distant slope. Very difficult to see with the naked eye and hard to focus on so I just pointed where I thought they were and hoped for the best. It was hard to tell what was goats and what was rocks or patches of snow. Cropping the photo brought them in closer, but it is a bit fuzzy.

Same with these Mountain Sheep! Now we can see the curly horns.

These goats were at a different location, GoatLick, where the goats come to lick the rocks, I suppose for the minerals they contain. Here we were able to get much closer, but it was a steep and slippery trail to get there! This rock face is nearly vertical and they navigate it with ease. Amazing!

This Crow? Raven? came right up to the car looking for a handout I guess.

We saw this Loon family in a roadside pond, quite unconcerned at our presence.

The handsome Daddy Loon stayed between us and his family and treated us to several choruses of his loony laughter. Or maybe he was saying “Don’t come any closer”.

Mama Loon meandered nearby with her babies alternately swimming and riding on her back.


Celebrate Spring

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Great news! “Colorado Kids” has been accepted to be shown at International Quilt Festival’s “Celebrate Spring” in Cincinnati in April. I had forgotten that I hadn’t completed the hand sewing of the binding, so I did that yesterday and it’s ready to go!

Colorado Kids Finished – Again!

Friday, January 7th, 2011

OK, so I got busy and added a border to the bottom of Colorado Kids and now it is big enough to enter into Celebrate Spring!

I actually think it looks better now as the proportions are better and it is more grounded. Where there’s a will, there’s a way!!! Added bonus – now it’s finish date is 2011 giving me an extra year to show it!

Nothing for AQS This Year

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Nothing for AQS this year; that’s not a very good omen!

Today’s the deadline for AQS and I discovered that “The Merchant’s House” is still away with “Tactile Architecture”, not due to return til summertime so I have nothing that falls within the size and finish date for Paducah. Too bad I didn’t get photos of “Colorado Kids”!

Yesterday I sewed quite a few of the previously cut pieces in the fire quilt and cut a few more.  The water in the middle will not be cut until later when I can see how the reflections will go. Today I will try to finish the sky.


Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Last evening was the People’s Choice Awards for the Inspirations exhibit and the pair, “Playground” photograph by Tammy Patterson and my “Colorado Kids” won First Place! The staff of the Classic Bean also voted for their favorite and we were honored to receive that as well!! Click on Mt Goats tag below to see them. We already have plans to collaborate for next year’s exhibit in spite of the fact that one of the other photographers suggested I might like to just bow out. I don’t think so.

Yesterday we had high speed satellite internet service installed and it is so much faster than the old dial-up.¬† I thought it would save me lots of time, but I don’t know!¬† I am finding so much more to look at that I may spend MORE, rather than less time on-line!!

Colorado Kids on Display

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Some of you followed along with the making of this piece (click on MT Goats in the side bar) and now here it is in the exhibit for which it was made.

I snapped this photo yesterday when I had lunch at the Classic Bean in Topeka with Mary before going to see “Morning Glory” at the theater. This exhibit is called “Inspirations” and it is art inspired by photography, mostly paintings but there is one other fiber piece included. Each pair is hung together for display. The wall in real life doesn’t seem that red, more of an unobtrusive burgundy and the hanging system is with black metal hooks that slip into the slat wall, so I had to come up with a wider stick to fill the sleeve on the back of the quilt so that the hook would not show. I settled on a piece of baseboard molding that was quite thin and 3.5 inches wide, wide enough to keep the hook hidden and it hangs very nicely, a perfect solution for that situation and easily replaced with normal thin lathe for later. The number is for People’s Choice voting.

“Colorado Kids” is 37 X 41″ and this exhibit runs through to the end of December.