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Quilt Knit Stitch- See the Quilts I Loved

Monday, August 17th, 2015

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I know I have been missing in action, but for a good cause. I helped to coordinate an information table at Quilt Knit Stitch 2015 for Surface Design Association. We set it up on Wednesday and the show ran Thursday – Saturday. We had a display of swatches of samples of surface design techniques by our members and lots of journals to peruse.

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The opening quilt up above was in the red quilt show that debuted in Houston. I liked the more modern versions of the red quilts. That one was made by Betty Hahn, an artist that I really admire.

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Here is another innovative red quilt.

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We were next to an exhibit of work by students in Jane Dunnewold’s master class. Some of these pieces were my favorites in the show. Here are some I especially liked.

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This piece was so gorgeous – hand dyed and discharged and some applique of poppy heads.

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The hand stitching on this is really lovely. It has sections of hand-dyed gauze laminated to the surface. It needs to be seen up close.

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This is one of Jane’s pieces that is digitally manipulated and printed by Spoonflower and then quilted.

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These 3 pieces had such gorgeous surface design.

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Another gorgeous piece with surface treatment.

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Here are some other random pieces in the traveling special exhibits.

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Sue Dennis of Australia makes such lovely quilts using leaves. She does rubbings, printing and applique.

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Another fabulous quilt by Betty Hahn. It is painted!

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This is a small modern quilt with Big Pink, our iconic building here in Portland.

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I always love a Betty Busby quilt. This one was in the SAQA Redirecting the Ordinary exhibit.

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My regular readers may recognize this as the big sister to a SAQA auction quilt that I purchased.

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And here is the little sister.

 

 

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Hope you enjoyed this sampling of quilts from Quilt Knit Stitch.

This and That

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

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I promised an update on what has been going on in my life. First of all, lots of good things. Mr C and I got to take a preview ride on the new Orange light rail line that crosses the Willamette on a brand new bridge and goes out through our old neighborhood. We watched it all being built for the last few years. So that was fun.

My art quilt daughter, Kristin La Flamme and her family, have made the move to Portland. I am so excited to have them here. There worldly goods are not arriving until the end of this week and so I had them over for dinner in our air conditioned condo on a 100° plus day. The highlight was the homemade peach ice cream that I made.

We also had a double date with Lisa and Clay and saw the very funny Amy Schumer movie, Train Wreck.

Icing on the cake was a visit with my long time interwebs friend, Mary Manahan from Philadelphia, whose daughter is starting law school at Lewis and Clark.

My disappointment last week was not getting into the High Fiber Diet Making Our Mark show. It is the first time I have not had a piece in the annual show. Such a bummer. I was really despondent and had a crisis of confidence regarding my work. Here are thumbnails of the the two entries:

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I will be interested to see the pieces that did make it in. Some were given alternate status, meaning they would get an airing when the venue was large enough. I’m sure glad I am not an alternate – that would tie up two pieces for over a year with no guarantee of being in an exhibit.

I did, get great news a couple of days ago. Ode to a Tree made it into the Oregon SAQA show and if I had a choice of shows to be in, it would be this one. They have quite a few venues lined up already. Here is a thumbnail of Ode to a Tree:

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There was one other fail which I can’t discuss at this point. I might show the piece at some point.

The piece up at the top is almost finished for my July master class – late because I had a heck of a busy end of July. The theme was rhythm. I have to finish quilting it when I get home. I really like it

I am currently on the coast in Lincoln City in a cabin with Mr C and Scooter. We arrived last night.We are staying in a cabin at this funky motel on a cliff looking out over the Pacific Ocean.

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We awoke to a beautiful sunny morning.

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Today was day one of a mixed media/encaustic/fiber workshop with Lorraine Glessner at the Sitka Art and Ecology Center. It was awesome. I felt so refreshed and relaxed and happy when I came back to the cabin tonight.

Here is Lorraine getting ready to lecture.

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Our first task was to learn about how she rusts fabric and do some of our own. Here is a sample of her rusted silk.

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Here is my salt water soaked fabric with rusty bits doing their thing. I have a piece of dyed cheese cloth that and a couple of pieces of cotton.

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Here are some of the goodies that we are working with.

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We started out just learning how to use the wax and to scrape it to expose layers. She made us get up and move to another persons piece and add a mark and some wax and we kept moving around the room. It was very liberating to leave our precious piece to others and to them work on someone else’s piece. I really liked what had happened to mine when I came back to it.

Here it is:

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Here is how I left it tonight: (iPhone photo is a quite blurry, but I really love it.)

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So, there we go. I have such a great life. I have to move on and not let one disappointment take me down.

Just took this at the end of our street.

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Some Time Out

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

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After getting 3 quilts done and photographed, sewing facings, making labels and travel bags, I had to take some time to breath.  Here is the travel bag that I made for the finished Glacier National Park piece which is 24 inches square. It would not roll easily so this is a great way to send out into the world. The plastic sleeve has a photo and identification information.

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Yesterday, I cleaned up the sewing room which was a bit of a disaster. Lisa and Clay called and wanted to come and hang out and have dinner with us. I love to have them stop by.

Today, I headed to the studio to get some work done. I got the July Printed Fabric Piece done – the theme is insects. I will post photos at the end of the month.

I am behind on my Master Class homework for this month. The theme is rhythm. I need to do a little work on my sketch. I want to do some layering with silk organza and silk charmeuse so I painted some organza to use. Here it is still wet.

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It has been nice to have a few days without looming deadlines.

Blue Exhibit Opening and Current Work

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

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This afternoon, Mr C and I braved the traffic on I-5 and drove up to Longview, WA to see the High Fiber Diet exhibit, What’s Blue to You, at the Lower Columbia College Art Center. The gallery was quite lovely and the show looked fantastic. I loved how they hung the blue and orange pieces together. You can see Blue Picasso Woman in this shot.

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We drove home on a different route, more back roads and it was lovely. We stopped at Burgerville for supper so that I could have Walla Walla onion rings.

I have been working on a neutrals piece for the next HFD show. It is composed of black and white photos from our trip to Glacier National Park. I printed them on Jacquard Extravorganza.

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I created pdfs of the photos and printed them poster style and fused them together to make them larger for the piece I am doing. I created a thermofax to print the title.

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I am doing some handstitching on each photo.

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Our hot, hot weather has finally abated and it was quite lovely today. What a relief.

Exploring Layers – Oregon SAQA Exhibit

Monday, May 11th, 2015

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I promised some Facebook friends that I would post photos of the SAQA Oregon Exploring Layers show. I sat the gallery on Saturday and had time to take photos. Above is Jill Hoddick’s South Rim, Grand Canyon and one of Chris Brown’s charming horse sculptures, View from Rowena Crest.

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Paulette Landers does exquisite layered abstract pieces that look like paintings: I Once Saw a Tree.

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This is Sheila Finzer’s You are Unique.saqacarol

Carol Heist is a wonderful surface designer. She works such magic with textiles: Fractured Green.

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This is Swept Away by Sara Miller.

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This is Sahalie Falls by Amanda Miller. She has used a lovely combination of machine quilting, hand stitching and couched threads in this. This piece sold at an earlier show.

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Layers of Influence by Karen Bates.

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Another horse from Chris: One Who Looks Back.

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Mary Arnold’s Strata. This was facing the window of the gallery so I had to take an angled photo.

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Food Value by Betty Daggett – this was also in the window.

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Santa Fe Fences – Sculpted by Time, Sand, Sun. This piece sold here at our last venue. Bravo, Diane Born!!

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Mary Goodson’s painted piece, From Water to Ice. This also sold at our current exhibit space.

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Laura Jaszkowski’s Rift Valley. saqabeard

Aspen Lea by Catherine Beard. I love this, of course. Surprised it has not sold.

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On the left is Rejuvenation by Jean Wells and on the right, Polychromatic Pool by Betty Gientke.

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On the left, another piece by Paulette Landers, Ancient Memories and on the right, Rivets 2 by Sidnee Snell.

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This is the second piece made by my friend Suzy Bates –Riches to Rags – the first one sold at our very first venue.

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Here is a second piece by Sidnee – Sliced Not Diced.

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Canyon de Chelley, 1973 by Anne Daughty.

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Pathways by Georgia French.

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Cascade by Nancy Bryant.

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Summer Harvest by Amanda Miller.

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This is Diane English’s After the Fire II.

I didn’t post a photo of Walking with Scooter and Mr C – you have seen it often enough.

I have been busy since I last posted. I made it through my first art quilt workshop at Trinity. I had a lovely Mother’s day with my girls.

I have also been working on my Master Class May assignment. More about that tomorrow!