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This is a Quilt is Done

I didn’t have heat in the basement studio until late today so it was a good day to sit and do the handstitching on this little sunrise quilt. It is done and on the way to California to be part of the SAQA trunk show. Silk and organza is hard to photograph. I am not sure this looks true to the actual colors.

Here is a detail shot:

I did an undulating running stitch. It looks quite lovely in person.

Yesterday, it was cold in my studio and when I looked at the thermostat it was blank. I put in two new batteries and it showed the time and the temperature, but the furnace did not go on. We thought the furnace needed repair, but it turns out it was the thermostat. $25 later, it nice and cozy in my studio, again.

I entered 3 pieces in the SAQA Volusia fiber show and all 3 were declined. I am determined to not take this personally. I really want to make art that makes me happy and fulfills my vision and not worry about acceptance into particular shows.

I have done some more perusal of the Drawn to Stitch book. One big problem with it, for me, is the list of supplies that are foreign to me. I think it would be a good idea for authors of books like this to list the comparable products in the US. I am going to try to do a couple of more exercises, if I can find comparable products in my studio. I am not going to buy anything new!!

8 Responses to “This is a Quilt is Done”

  1. laurence says:

    Very beautiful !

  2. Sheila says:

    I really like the hazy quality the organza gives to the overlapping squares – wish I could see it in person. I think this is one of your better pieces.

  3. Diane says:

    This looks really beautiful, Gerrie!

  4. karoda says:

    Hi Gerrie, I see you have been rocking and rolling and your work is looking so good! I can’t wait to get back to cloth!

  5. Connie Rose says:

    Love that little quilt, and glad you’re warm again. Make your art to please yourself. If it gets accepted somewhere, consider that icing. If you love it, that’s good enough. You’re the only one who counts anyway — plus all of us who love your work. The others? Who needs ’em!

  6. Karen Rips says:

    Very beautiful piece Gerrie, I love the colors and the watery look.

  7. What a wonderful piece Gerry! We must rmember that acceptance is a snpshot in time, a tiny totally unpredictable perception that we have absolutely no control of!! Create what makes your heart sing and know that we all sing along with you!!! Your work is qalways so thoughtful interesting and INSPIRINIG!!!!!!

  8. Judy says:

    love your sunrise piece!

    making art that makes you happy…..isn’t that really all we could ask for? your work is beautiful, and makes both you AND me happy, so there!