Framing Work for a Group Show

January 27, 2008Quilts, Studio, Uncommon Threads

Getting ready for a group show I’m part of that will open this Friday at the Waverly House of Contemporary Craft, I’ve been trying some different ways of framing smaller pieces. The figurative pieces are sewn to stretched canvas and framed. This one is called “Cell Cat on a Date.”

Announcing ThreadLines 2008 Call for Entries

January 11, 2008Exhibitions, Uncommon Threads

Finally after months of work on this project, I’m pleased to announce that my local group Uncommon Threads has teamed up with Missouri State University Art & Design Gallery to organize ThreadLines 2008, an exhibition of contemporary art quilts. Our juror will be Jason Pollen — artist, teacher, and president of the Surface Design Association. … Read More

Okonomoyaki Party

March 9, 2007Uncommon Threads

Our local PBS station replayed The Art of Quilting yesterday at noon, so Uncommon Threads had a lunch party celebrate. Our newest member Christine hosted the party and made okonomoyaki which is a family-style Japanese dish, sort of like a big pancake filled with cabbage, meat, and shrimp, and topped with okonomoyaki sauce and nori … Read More

Workshop Gone Awry

May 26, 2005Uncommon Threads

Yesterday we had a great workshop by Laura Wasiloski. If you don’t know Laura, she makes fun colorful quilts like this one with crazy little birdhouses. She gives very funny lectures about her quilt-making and sings her own hilarious songs about irons, scissors, quilts, and anything else you can think of. We were treated to … Read More

Uncommon Threads – May Meeting

May 22, 2005Uncommon Threads

We had a great meeting last Thursday of our art quilt group, Uncommon Threads. Everyone seems to have been busy, both getting work done, getting into shows or getting commissions. Above is Lucy Silliman’s piece that she did in a Yvonne Porcella workshop. We all loved the bright colors and Lucy’s great quilting with the … Read More

Uncommon Threads – March Meeting

March 15, 2005Uncommon Threads

We had our Uncommon Threads meeting today at the studio. It seems like everyone’s gotten back their energy (or is that just chattiness) since last meeting. I think then we were all still stunned and recovering from hanging the show and all the other hulabaloo. As usual, Lucy Silliman showed up with more work finished … Read More

Photos: Gallery Cloud Nine

February 5, 2005Exhibitions, Uncommon Threads

The First Friday Art Walk fell on February 4th and on the second day of our show. Actually this was planned. I’m still wondering about the timing, but still think it was good to have the Artist’s Reception the night before. Although most of the out of town artists couldn’t stay over for Friday, I … Read More

Uncommon Threads: Artists’ Reception

February 5, 2005Exhibitions, Uncommon Threads

Lettie Blackburn points to the first sale of the show. After the newspaper article came out Thursday morning, people started coming into the gallery right after lunch. This piece actually sold before the reception. You can see along this wall of the gallery that we had several smaller quilts framed. Laura also mixed other media … Read More

Uncommon Threads: Hanging the Show

February 5, 2005Exhibitions, Uncommon Threads

I’m finally getting around to posting photos from the gallery show. It was a snowy February morning, but we got off to a good start on the first floor after hanging Lucy Silliman’s huge quilt. These wonderful photos are all courtesy of my “magic with the camera” husband Russ RuBert. Gallery manager Laura Lacey hangs … Read More

Hanging the Show

February 3, 2005Uncommon Threads

Yesterday we spent a LONG day at Hawthorn Gallery hanging the 70+ quilts for our show. Everyone pitched in a worked together beautifully, but still by the end of the day, my brain felt like the snow on the road home–like cold, gray mush. One humorous moment at lunch at the retro Gailey’s Breakfast Bar, … Read More