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Thursday This and That

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

It is pink season in Portland, even though we got about an inch of snow overnight. I love the delicate pink blossoms that can  be seen throughout our neighborhood.

I have had a busy couple of days. We had a lively SAQA meeting here yesterday. Last night, Mr C and I went over to Reed College to hear the Kronos String Quartet, a favorite of ours. They play very contemporary music and it was magical. When we left, it was snowing and I didn’t even care.

Today, I have had a lot of SDA stuff to take up my time. I had a nice chat with our new director, Diane Sandlin. I did a mailing to all the SDA registrants for the SDA/SAQA conference in Philadelphia. I wish I could be there. It sounds like a fantastic program.

I received The Natural World, a portfolio of major quilt artists who explore the natural world in their work. It is a beautiful book. There are some gorgeous and inspiring pieces. I was particularly taken by the work of Ginny Smith, who uses wonderful bird imagery.


Another piece that I love and have seen in person are these cows by Ruth McDowell:

Having grown up on a diary farm with many Holsteins, this quilt really spoke to me.

For pure eye candy, I highly recommend this book, published by Lark and curated by Martha Sielman.

Here are my latest 3 x3s:


Tomorrow is the grandbaby’s due date. I wonder if she will be arriving? I will be sure to let you know, as soon as I get the news!!