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Summertime in Portland



We are in the midst of beautiful long, sunny days. My favorite time of year! This past week-end, we had a dinner party on the deck. It was the wrap-up celebration for the Artists Among Us team. I made buttermilk rolls and grilled pork tenderloin with corn confetti to make sandwiches. None of which, I could eat (except for the pork), but every one else enjoyed them.


On Sunday afternoon, I hosted an SDA meeting. Everyone brings some food to share. I used the table runner I got in Jerusalem and picked some flowers from the yard.


The Rhodie Garden doesn’t have blooming Rhodies, now, but there are plenty of other summer flowers to enjoy.



This quilt came home from its travels around the US and to the Netherlands. I was so happy to see it. Still love it


I am also happy that Kelp Dance was juried into the Sur(face) Forward exhibit at the Corvallis Art Center. It just arrived home from North Carolina.


I have my simply red quilts ready to turn in for jurying. Here is our new hanging system.

Hanging wire is stapled to the center of the rod. I covered the stapled area with clear duct tape.


Here it is inserted in the rod pocket. You can see that this makes it much easier to hand in those galleries that have a hook for hanging from the center of the art.


I made a muslin bag with French seams for each quilt. A plastic sleeve is sewn to the outside of the bag and has a photo and name of the quilt and my contact info. I blocked out my phone #!


So that is what I have been up to. Busy and enjoying life.

3 Responses to “Summertime in Portland”

  1. Rayna says:

    Busy and happy is the best! Your meals always look so delectable, Gerri.
    It is so hot and humid here that it is impossible to eat outside. OTOH, I am going into the City today — am I nuts??

  2. Marybeth says:

    Just curious….does a zip lock bag work for the pocket on the outside of the bags. Is this how your store your quilts or is it just for shipping? Do you wrap the quilts around anything to ship/store…..inquiring minds – you know! Marybeth

  3. Susan says:

    I love your work ! I’m so glad you posted the photos today!