Saturday, May 22, 2010

Shoe Cabinet or Fabric Cabinet?

I found this great piece of furniture in the alley by my home and immediately thought,
"This would be a great thing to store fabric in!"
I liked the idea of using the top shelf for stuff other than fabric.

These empty pencil sharpener boxes fit perfect in the slots.
   But, they needed to be beautified, that is where contact paper comes in handy.
A surprisingly hard item to find, thank goodness for Dollar stores and husbands.

Monday, May 17, 2010

A Traditional Piece with a Twist

This is a traditional quilt (42" square) I worked on while overwhelmed with the school musical.
A piece like this is easy on the brain. I quite enjoyed the switch of gears from my usual work.
I found the green and black squares from an earlier piece and started playing around with my stash.
Once I figured out the matching blocks, the yellow & black and purple, I played around with arrangements.
I was quite happy with the end result.
The piece is for sale, make me an offer if interested.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Journey of Hope in America Artists' Reception April 17, 2010

I had the pleasure of attending the artists' reception at The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, OH on April 17, 2010. The show was curated by Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi and the exhibit was made into a book, Journey of Hope: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama.

Here I am in front of my quilt with my book.
I had the pleasure of going to the show with Sherry Boram and Betty Colburn,
who flew in from Portland, Oregon for the show.
On our drive from Indiana to the museum we picked up Michelle Flamer who flew in from Philadelphia.
Among the artists we reunited with were Jancy McClellan-Ryan and Susan Shie, who I had the pleasure of spending a week with last summer at Susan's Turtle Art Camp in Wooster, OH.
All of us were thrilled to see each other and be a part of this event together.

We belong to a group called The Obama Quilters.
Last year we were in an exhibit together called President Obama: A Celebration of Art Quilts
at Montgomery College, in Maryland.
Since then, we have kept in touch sharing our love of President Obama and a shared interest in current events. 

Inspired by several racially driven events, mainstream media, and the current state of political etiquette,
The Obama Quilters have decided to put on an exhibit called Racism: A Dialogue in Art Quilts.
We are a diverse group of artists from all walks of life across America with something to say.
We all have a common passion for what we believe is right and how we choose to express it.
I am honored to be one of the artists in this exhibit, and am especially proud of the women that I consider to be my sisters of the cloth, bound by the eye of the needle.

Sherry's ATC

 My friend Sherry was kind enough to offer me a place to stay so I could attend The Journey of Hop Artists' Reception, so I made her this ACT.