Artist Talk and Reception at William Woods

February 28, 2009Exhibitions

The reception at William Woods turned out pretty good. Lots of family and friends showed up, and WWU brought two classes of students into the gallery for the talk, so we had a lot of interesting questions, including, “Do these quilts glow in the dark?” I didn’t really plan a formal presentation — I had … Read More

Super Emergency Announcement

February 23, 2009Exhibitions

Hey everyone, your attention please! William Woods University asked me to change the date of my artist talk and reception at the Cox Art Gallery to Thursday, February 26, 2-4 p.m. (I think because of a couple of student classes that want to attend the talk.) But being the blog slacker that I have been … Read More

Call for entries: A Sense of Humor

December 4, 2008Exhibitions, Quilts

I’ve been asked to be juror for a exhibition called Sense of Humor, sponsored by SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) that will be shown in a gallery space at the International Quilt Festival in Houston next October and will published in one of SAQA’s handsome catalogs. The postmark deadline is January 30, 2009. You may … Read More

Interesting mail from the Netherlands

November 7, 2008Exhibitions

Got this in the mail the other day from the Fries Museum in the Netherlands. It’s the exhibition card for the “Quilts Kunstmet een Q” exhibtion that opens November 15, where I will have two quilts “Skating on Thin Ice” and “Blue Christmas.” Not your typical quilt exhibit show card is it?  Wish I could … Read More

Cakes and more Cakes

September 22, 2008Drawings, Exhibitions, Inspiration, Other Artists

The other night I had a dream that I should draw some cakes. Not just a few, but a whole lot. Here’s all I got started with, then ran out of ideas, so I’ll have to look up some recipes. And I don’t know where that silly elf in the chef hat came from. Here’s … Read More

Collages for the Creamery

September 18, 2008Exhibitions, Mixed Media, Process, Quilts

When our studio flooded, a lot of framed art got ruined. Since the Creamery Arts Center has lots of odd spaces, I cleaned the old frames and designed some collages to fit into them for the show. Here’s the finished quilts in the show, but for fun I included some framed pages from my sketchbooks … Read More

ThreadLines 2008 and other opening nights

September 12, 2008Exhibitions, Quilts

ThreadLines opening last week was a huge success. The gallery was packed all night long, and the show looks amazing thanks to MSU Art & Design Gallery director Robin Lowe and her staff and of course all the wonderful artists who made and shipped their work. Jason Pollen was there to judge the quilts in … Read More

Message in a Bottle, uhm, I mean Box

August 11, 2008Exhibitions, Quilts

One  of the reasons that I started making art quilts back in 2004 was that I thought I could make big colorful stuff, roll it up in a box, and easily ship it to faraway places. I realized this has come true when I was updating my exhibitions page and saw that this fall I’ll … Read More