Friday, May 30, 2008

What's your bag?

I am teaching a class called What's your bag? The gist is that you make the bag the size you want, no pattern needed. People like my bags but often say "I would like to make one smaller, taller, more pockets, longer handles....Check out the cool glass button from We've Got the Buttons - She was a vendor at our show and I bought several....wish I bought more. I bought the piece of hand dyed fabric at the sew expo. but I don't remember from who. They were a nice couple and very helpful. My friend Susan F. bought a beautiful piece of brown from them.
This is Paige, daughter number 3! She just turned 9 and here she is opening presents. She is a great kid, so easy going and smart. Happy Birthday Paige!
I am trying to get a lot of quilting done in the next two weeks. Summer vacation with four kids doesn't allow for much to to make ART! A couple have asked to sew with me during the summer so that will do, I guess:) I am looking forward to the break in activities...

Monday, May 19, 2008

Mother/Quilter


This is my oldest daughter, Morgan, before prom last Friday night. She was (is)beautiful. The boy who asked her is a friend. We had never met him until he showed up at the door, cute kid. She has braces so she is trying to hide them in the pictures. She is a sophomore so I can look forward to 2 more proms for her, I don't want to count the total including her 2 sisters and her brother.

I have some exciting news regarding quilting. 2 of my quilts will be hanging at the Mazmanian Gallery at Framingham State (class of '88) during alumni weekend in their Alumni Art Show.

I gave a lecture a few weeks ago to a guild in Townsend, MA on the slice house quilts process. There were 125 people in the room. They were a great guild with lots of good things they do and a lot of show and tell, my favorite part of our meetings.

The end of school is quickly approaching which means I better get any quilting projects done soon. I am working on my challenge. I am using all hand dyed fabrics. We have gotten together 3 times now to dye and the results get better and better. I am sketching lots of ideas for future quilts so hopefully I will find some time to make them during the summer.

I am working with my daughter Paige's class (3rd grade) making a Massachusetts quilt as a gift for her teacher Mrs. Berthao. Each child chose a symbol to reproduce in fabric. It is going to be awesome. I will post pictures when it is done.

I made this bag for my friend Tammy Sue...She is an unbelievable quilter/artist. It was a little nerve wracking to pick out the fabric but she was pleased. I found a great glass button from a vendor at our quilt show and the best bra fabric for the lining. She was chairperson for our Embellished Bra Exhibit at our last quilt show so it was appropriate. It is jeweled, of course.