Monday, December 20, 2010

Shaver Theater

An ode to music in architectural form, recently restored to Art Deco glory.  Located on the LSU campus, site of the Music and Dramatic Arts Commencement ceremony.
 Ceiling in front of the stage
 Purple spotlights shone on the stage.

Musical motifs on the walls.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Blue Ribbon!

I picked up my items that traveled to the Louisiana State Fair today, and was pleased and surprised to find a blue ribbon on this one for Machine Applique'!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

Sky, 2009, and detail
I went around the Alexandria downtown area one Sunday afternoon and took many photographs. There’s no shortage of urban decay here. Although Alexandria was burned to the ground during the Civil War, there are still a few buildings from the era of Reconstruction, as well as many built later and abandoned. This particular building appeared to still be in use as I could see lights on inside. I went back a few weeks later to take some more photos and could not find it.
One of the original photos

Friday, October 22, 2010


Wow, I actually have 2 things in the IQA show this year!

Shady Lady, in the "500 Art Quilts" exhibit

To Hold the Sun in the "Eye of the Quilter" exhibit.
I hope I can get there!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dyeing with an E and a few helpers

Yesterday, I dyed fabric.  Rocky was the helper of the day, and was most eager to investigate.  Here's the evidence, all the way across the deck.

All bundled up this morning

Today's helper: Oslo, who loves running water and would rather lick the drips from the sprinkler than drink from the water bowl.

I tied several scarves to overdye

Others were direct dyed.

Really impressed with the results

While I was rinsing fabric, This butterfly found the perfect complement to its color.

Boris would rather smell the flowers.

Moose looking winsome, but not interested.

Yesterday's culprit naps through today's fun.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Breaking Traditions 2010

Opens today at The American Sewing Expo, Novi, Michigan

Everybody's Talking at Me and detail
Failure to Communicate and detail

Opens today at The American Sewing Expo, Novi, Michigan.  Both pieces are 12 x 12 inches.  Theme was Autism:In My Own Words

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Breaking Traditions at 212 Arts Center

My piece, Boris and Natasha, the Yin-Yang Kittens (upper right-hand corner) is on the show flyer.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Not the best photo.  Based on traditional Economy quilt block.  This does meet the traditional definition of a quilt being 3 layers held together with stitching, although the top layer is tulle and the middle layer is, yup, bandaids.  On exhibit through Sept. 30 at Denham Springs, La. Library.
See the whole show on the cfal blog

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Black Mask

Handknitted of cotton yarn, starched.  On display at Denham Springs, LA Library through Sept. 30.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Wire Mask

knitted for Contemporary Fiber Artists of Louisiana mask challenge.  On Display at Denham Springs, La library through Sept. 30, 2010.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sneak Peek #7

Part of an exhibit by Contemporary Fiber Artists of Louisiana to be held at the Livingston Parish Library, Denham Springs, beginning Sept. 1.  The sneak peek masks will also be in the show.

It's Friday the 13th

So here's a baby picture of Boris from the winter of 2000, when he was about 7 weeks old.  He's bigger now :-)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sneak Peek #5

Made for local guild challenge-slice quilt