Thursday, July 29, 2010

Long Beach photos

The following are photos taken in and around the International Quilt Festival, Long Beach.  These are in no particular order.
The signage posted on the show floor for our exhibit
Our sponsor (who has offered to sponsor the 2011 exhibit in Long Beach!)

Jamie and I are interviewed for a vid-cast!
(Friday morning prior to the show floor opening)

BTS dinner.  I'm chair-standing to talk about all the 
amazing comments and feedback the exhibition is getting!
It is an old Art Cloth Studio/Jane Dunnewold tradition.  I can't help myself.

Here are my pages in the BTS book!

My quilt, "InVitro:  Microscopy" (on left) graced the MistyFuse booth
next to Jane Dunnewold's lovely piece.

These people look quasi-normal....

...what happened?
Surviving the runway for CPS, that's what!
We were cheering people on in an effort to get everyone into the crazy spirit of things.

Sunday afternoon:  exhibit take-down.
Tired feet!  We thought it would be fun to hold the "no photography" signs.

Still lots of "stuff"heading home.  Sigh.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Arriving in Long Beach: hanging Beneath The Surface

Jamie and I arrived in Long Beach this morning to hang the Beneath the Surface exhibition.  Between the personal luggage, the workshop/Open Studios supplies, and the quilts for Beneath the Surface, we got our money's-worth from the bellmen.  Here we go!
Do you think we have enough stuff??

Our fearless hanging crew (l-r):  Pamela Kleibaum, Jamie, Jayne Larson, Leslie, Sherry Kleinman, & Loris Bogue (Joanell Connolly was part of the crew but left before lunch)
Thank you all!

L-R: Iris Karp, Judy Coates-Perez, Jamie, and I
Notice Iris trying to get in the reflection??  Too funny!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Join the Alliance For American Quilts!

AAQ Summer Membership Drive: Help Us Grow! Seed Our Mission!
Summer is a time for growth and the Alliance for American Quilts is holding its Summer Membership Drive. New members joining between June 1 and August 31 will be eligible for some great prizes provided by AAQ Business Members, AccuQuilt, Moda, Simplicity Creative Group and Gutermann Thread (one winners will be chosen for each prize). All members will also receive a Summer Quilt Guide full of tips on documenting your quilts, saving the stories of quiltmakers in your community and how the Quilt Index ( can help you plan your vacation (or your staycation) this summer.  The best incentive to join is that you’ll be helping to ensure that quilt history is documented, preserved and shared for generations to come. Annual memberships start at just $25. To join or purchase a gift membership, just visit You can join online on our secure site or download a mail-in membership form.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Book Excitement!

"Beneath The Surface"
exhibition catalog with artist-interviews

Shout it from the rooftops!  Our book, "Beneath The Surface", has been published as a Blurb book. 
Jamie Fingal and I will be offering  these beautiful books for sale at the Long Beach Quilt Festival.  As we get nearer the festival we will post times that we will be available in the Beneath The Surface exhibition to sign purchased books.  In addition to the catalog of quilts in the exhibition each artist has answered ten questions that we think you will find intriguing. 
Thanks to Loris Bogue for editing this little gem.  Additional thanks go to Suzanne Staud and Iris Karp for the cover art.  
Jamie and I are very excited!  See side link for access to the Blurb website for ordering.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Kathy York's new fabric line!

Kathy York standing next to her new line of fabrics
at The Quilt Store in Austin TX

I can't imagine the feeling of standing next to your very own line of fabrics in the familiar environment of your favorite hometown quilt store, but if the smile my friend Kathy is wearing in this photo is any indication, it is a great feeling!  Please follow the link to Kathy's blog for her description:

Friday, July 2, 2010

Join Us at Make-It-University in Long Beach!

Jamie Fingal and I will be co-teaching two fun workshops in Make-It-University at the upcoming Long Beach Quilt Festival.  Please join us!
Friday, July 23
12:00 – 1:00:  Fly Your Own Colors: Personal Flag Banners
Create a mini flag banner with 5 pieces of primed canvas and acrylic paint. The flags will be stapled to zipper trim, ready to hang in a treasured spot.

Saturday, July 24 
1:15 – 2:15: Mixed Media Box to Go
Go Wild by painting a paper take out box with acrylic paint, utilizing patterns and complimentary colors.

Also, you can see us in Open Studios, sponsored by Quilting Arts Magazine:
Saturday, July 24th, from 3:00-5:00 
Sunday, July 25th, from 10:00-12:00

Come join in the fun!  
For more information, check out this link: