So, let's go....
New Years Day... making pizza in the wood oven despite it still being a construction site.
A beautiful wedding on 1/5 in Los Angeles.
Working on a quilt for a show deadline.
To Palm Springs for the film festival. My friends Jeannie and Mike Moore joined us.
The annual independent study at Art Cloth Studios in mid-January.
making a mess to make.....
this bundle of yummy.
Valentine's Day at the Dorchester Hotel in London.
Prepping for the BAFTA Awards ceremony
Still a big night.
I taped The Quilt Show, with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson.
They did a road trip through Texas and we taped at the home of
a dear friend of mine. Such fun!
Constructed another improvisational quilt.
This one is called "Thoroughly Mondrian Millie"
The work continues on the outdoor kitchen....
I traveled to Fort Smith, Arkansas, to teach a workshop and give a lecture
at the Bell Point Quilt Guild
Finished constructing two large quilt tops and backs at the
spring annual retreat of the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild. Yay!
I made a two-sided hexi quilt out of my friend Melly Testa's new fabric
line called "Meadowlark" by Windham. Such gorgeous fabric!
I did a lot of Kantha-style stitching on sheers.
Unfortunately, I lost this piece from my luggage in an airport.
In May I flew to San Diego to take a workshop with Cas Holmes,
a mixed media artist from the UK. She is the author of "The Found Object".
I am a great admirer of her work.
I left San Diego and flew up to Monterey, California, and met Tim.
He was a speaker at the eg. conference.
I got to meet Amy Tan!
Afterward we rented a convertible and meandered down Highway One.
I have taken this road trip numerous times but never with Tim.
It is one of my favorite places on earth.
...and the work continues
toward the end of May I traveled to the Crow Timberframe barn in Ohio to
study with Carol Soderlund. Two weeks of intensive dye study. Great.
Carol is a gem. A wonderful teacher and human.
Color Color Color!
Week 2 was all about neutrals.
In early June I traveled to Fort Collins Colorado to tape a couple of episodes of
The Mixed Media Workshop with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and Jenn Mason.
We had a blast!
Mid-June brought a show opening in San Antonio that I was honored to be a part of.
The second half of the year is to follow!