Thursday, December 26, 2013

2013 year in Review

 It's been quite a year!
At the International Quilt Festival in November

Three silk banners were painted by the community for the cancer centers at Cabrini and Rapides Hospitals and Central Louisiana Arts and Healthcare.  I designed the banners, drew the designs with gutta resist, and supervised the painting sessions. (photos: Judy Ginsburgh)

 The project culminated in an exhibit at the mall:

19 Rabbis, most newly-ordained, will be wearing custom hand dyed tallitot and kippot, and will be storing them in coordinating dyed pouches, all dyed by me. Mazel Tov! (photo of finished tallitot courtesy of Judy Ginsburgh; photos of Rabbis courtesy of Billy & Zev)

Over 50 additional dyed or painted scarves/shawls found new homes, as well as quite a few note cards, dyed fabrics and sewn bags.

October: Azure was juried into Alexandria Museum of Art 26th September Competition, Sept-Nov.

Cornered! was in Raining Cats and Dogs, International Quilt Festival, Houston, Oct 30- Nov 3.

Sky is in Tactile Architecture, International Quilt Festival, Houston, Oct 30- Nov 3, and on tour in 2014.

Once in a Blue Monday at the Blue Note Cafe is in Hands All Around, International Quilt Festival, Houston, Oct 30- Nov 3, and on tour in 2014.

 Exuberance is in In The American Tradition, International Quilt Festival, Houston, Oct 30- Nov 3, and on tour in 2014.

Here's Looking at You! is in Eye of the Quilter, International Quilt Festival, Houston, Oct 30- Nov 3, and on tour in 2014.

Humble is in Eye of the Quilter, International Quilt Festival, Houston, Oct 30- Nov 3, and on tour in 2014. Total for the year: 7 out of 15 entries accepted.  Not bad!

Fabric Dyeing class, Aunt Nell's Quilt Shop, November, 2013 (no photos).

Does Your Camera Quilt in American Quilter Magazine, January 2014 (available in late November 2013).

SplendiferousFiber was at the Alexandria Museum of Art Second Saturday Art Market for 10 Saturdays, as well as the Leesville Quilt Show in May, the Patience Quilters' Show in September,  Pineville First Methodist Church in October, and the River Oaks Porch Sale in December.  Whew!
(above photos  at AMoA courtesy of Reverend Charley Photography)

You can also find my artisan items at Alexandria Museum of Art  and River Oaks gift shops (AMoA gift shop above.  Knit scarves by Judy Ginsburgh).

Tried my hand at shibori dyeing:

and coming in 2014...

Fabric Dyeing classes at Aunt Nell's, Jan 18, 2014 at 9 am, and in Lake Charles in early April.

Two quilts to be included in Dare to Dance, publication date: June, 2014

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sky in Tactile Architecture 2013

More information on my piece in the Tactile Architecture exhibit can be found here.

Update:  The building is the service building at the rear of the oldTurpin Pontiac dealership on Murray St.  I happened on a photo by chance on another blog.  The windows have been covered since I took the photo 5 years ago.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

White Light Night

Annual event in Baton Rouge.  Here are the lights that caught my eye:


Check out the January, 2014 issue of American Quilter!  My article is on pages 88-89!  Here's what to look for, but the resolution in this photo is not quite good enough to read the article.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Gus the Theatre Cat

"Gus is the Cat at the Theatre door...."
In appreciation of Edward Gorey & T.S. Eliot, who understood cats as well as any human.
26 1/2" H x 26 3/4" W
Made for Patience Quilters' Crayon challenge (asparagus)
Cottons; machine pieced, appliqued and quilted with words to T.S. Eliot poem.


What's For Dinner?

Quilting energy comes from that extra food group--the chocolate one!  Here is a whimsical look at a few of my favorite desserts, primarily constructed from silk drapery samples and remnants.  I did most of my image research on Pinterest, leading at least one friend who follows my boards to wonder about the sudden proliferation of dessert recipes, most of them chocolate.  Just research, but if you feel like cooking, I'd be happy to taste-test any of them, with a nice cup of tea, of course!

15 x 24 inches, cotton, silk, and synthetic fabrics. Fused and machine quilted.This piece was not accepted for the exhibit in Houston, but I do have 4 other quilts and 2 photos that are there this week!  You can see them if you scroll down to my previous posts.


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

September Competition

Delivered today!  Exhibit opens September 6 and runs through November 30 at

Alexandria Museum of Art

On Their Way to Houston!

Here's Looking At You!

I shipped 4 quilts to the International Quilt Festival yesterday; they are on their way!
The title of each quilt is below it; on the bottom line is the Special Exhibit it will be a part of.
Today's task is to tweak a fiber piece a bit and hand deliver to the Alexandria Museum of Art for the September Competition show, opening Sept. 6. Update! Two photos were selected for the Eye of the Quilter exhibit, also at Quilt Festival! Photos and exhibit map below!


Blue stars indicate the exhibits my work was selected for!