Thursday, December 8, 2011

Blog Hop Party & Giveaway

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

And the winner is....#28 Gwen!
Quilting Bloggers is having a blog hop with giveaways!  I will give a set of 5 quilt note cards to one lucky winner!  To enter:  Read the next post about missing quilts.  Leave a comment on this post with the title of one of the missing quilts (and please, keep an eye out for them.  Sarah and I miss our babies!).  I will draw a random name and email you for your mailing address, so please leave enough information for me to contact you.  One entry per person.  Entries not containing a title of a missing quilt will be disqualified.
Set of 5 cat quilt note cards featuring two of my cat quilts and some closeups of the cats! 
From left:  Top Row:  Oslo, Moose, Boris. 
Bottom Row:  Cornered!  full quilt, Boris & Natasha, the Yin-Yang Kittens full quilt.
Based on photographs by the artist.

Missing Quilts! Have you seen them?

Missing!  Two of my quilts and two belonging to Sarah Ann Smith of Maine.  They were apparently lost in a shipping mishap in Lomita, California on 11 October, 2011.
These quilts were part of a special exhibit, "Then and Now," at Mancuso shows in New Hampshire (World Quilt Competition) and California (Pacific International Quilt Festival, PIQF, Santa Clara), from which they were returned.  The quilts were supposed to be mailed from the Office Depot in Lomita, but vanished without a trace.
Sarah Ann Smith's blog with more information:

Lost Quilt page with my information:
Shady Lady by Wendy L. Starn of LA. 26 3/4 x 27 3/4 inches. Included in Lark Books' 500 Art Quilts.

Economy by Wendy L. Starn. 19 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches.

Sarah's page on the Lost Quilt website:

Fields of Gold by Sarah Ann Smith. Size: 18 x 20 1/2 inches. 2nd place winner in Houston 2009, featured in Award Winning Quilts 2011 calendar.

Dogwood::Dawn by Sarah Ann Smith. 33 x 27 inches. Previously on sale at Ducktrap Bay Trading Company in Camden, ME.

Autumn's End

It's almost winter.  Photos taken on Nov 8, about a month ago.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

See My Work at the World's Largest Quilt Show!

These 2 photos are part of the 2011 "Eye of the Quilter" exhibit at the International Quilt Market & Festival in Houston, Oct 29- Nov 6, 2011.  Both photos are full-frame, unedited compositions.  Much as I love to go places and take photos, both of these were taken in my own back yard!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New Work

Earth, Air, Water, Fire   Cast Mixed Fiber.  Each section 9" x 10" x about 3" deep.  Hard to photograph, but these are all life-size human faces.
 Work to appear in "A Gathering of Untold Stories" at Rural Life Museum, Baton Rouge, La in July.  Artist reception: July 9.

 Earth, Air, Water, Fire

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Louisiana State Arboretum

 The bald cypress tree

Etched glass clerestory windows

 exhibit panels held up by cypress knees
 backlit side of a display case

 textured leaves in cast metal

 native plants in etched glass

Thursday, June 2, 2011

At the Arboretum

 "A Walk in the Swamp" fiber show, through June 29.

All photos taken Tuesday, May 31.

It's Home!

Maple Leaf Rag went to quilt shows in Houston, Chicago & Long Beach, and has finally returned home today!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Azalea Extravaganza Part 2

Q. What happens when an artist with a craving for color plants flowering shrubs?
A. Color Studies