Thursday, June 21, 2012


I was excited to hear of a quilt show that encouraged entries that are big! This quilt was made at the beginning of my Structure series, and is 75" wide, and 45" long. I do enjoy working on a large quilt, but it is not easy! Just working on it is hard: visualizing how big the shapes need to be, machine quilting, finding a place to lay it out to put together the layers, finding a place to photograph it. Then getting it all in a box and ready to ship, making a wooden hanger that can fit in the box too, adding a hanging sleeve at the bottom to help it lie flat-it was a relief to finally get it mailed! The quilt show BIG! is hosted by Red Rocks Community College, in Lakewood, Colorado, and will be on display from July 5 through mid August, 2012.

Friday, June 1, 2012


The machine stitching seems endless! So I find myself taking a break and work on the process of framing some of my Dad's paintings.
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