Sunday, March 30, 2014

Springtime Snow

Just a few more snowy pictures for our friends and family members who are enjoying warmer climates.

I think we're all ready for Spring to get here and stay here!   But I have to say that while the snow was wet and heavy and not fun to shovel, it sure was pretty.

The melting has already started, and with temperatures heading for the 60's in the next two days, the snow won't be here much longer.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Peeps meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Art Quilt People was a busy one with lots of new work to look at.

The group is getting new work ready for an upcoming exhibit in May in Newark at the Wayne County Arts Council.

It was fun to see work pinned to every available space all around the room.

We had a chance to hear from each person about the piece or pieces they made.

Anne explained what inspired her pieces.

Pat made this class sample for a new class she's offering that incorporates leaf shapes and skinny lines.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

March blizzard

Each year March brings at least one, if not several, snow and/or ice events. 

This year's contribution arrived right on schedule -- very near the infamous Ides of March!

These pictures represent the cold, clear aftermath day that followed.  This one is looking East out of the studio door and spying "snow cones" on the propane tanks and some evergreen bushes.

Here we see the frozen pond off the deck.  We do have goldfish here, and a heater keeps open a small patch of water just out of the picture to the right.

The path to the barn seems long this time of the year.  Our feral barn cat expects two meals a day regardless of weather.  The shoveling is done by the better half of this couple, and you will have to guess who this might be!

The front of the house shows more covers of white.  We think we had about 1 1/2 feet of snow yesterday.  We hope Spring will soon be here and this long, cold winter will join the record book of infamy!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Going to Paducah too

My RoundAbout quilt is also going to be in Paducah in April. 

It was selected for the 2014 AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah, KY, April 23 - 26, which is the 30th year that AQS has hosted this show.

RoundAbout   (68 X 68)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Fantastic Fibers

I'm very pleased that Jet Trails #11 has been accepted for this year's Fantastic Fibers.

Fantastic Fibers 2014 is an international competitive fiber art exhibition hosted by the The Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, Kentucky, April 5-May 24, 2014. It’s a showcase of a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium.

This year's exhibit was juried by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry.

Jet Trails #11  (72 X 72)

2014 Accepted Works:

"Mogadishoe/ Mogadishu" - joy lavrencik
1653 rolls - Lily Liu
368 - Lily Liu
African Coffee Coat - Georgia Zwartjes
Amazing Vase - Elizabeth Runyon
Beneath - Miyuki Akai Cook
Burning Bush-Nuno Felt - Maria Lee
Canberra the planned city - Beth Miller
Circular Society - Linda Ohrn-McDaniel
ColorForm 18 - Gail Baar
Deep Sea - Mary-Ellen Latino
Double Hung - David Brackett
Egungun Peace - Adriene Cruz
Florida Orchids - Charlotte Noll
Foto-Synthesis - Katharina Litchman
Full Tilt - pat kroth
Generation - Shea Wilkinson
Globe Thistle - Aileyn Renli Ecob
Harper - Marie Bergstedt
Hazel at 85 - Sandra Betts
Her Own Tears - Linda Rae Coughlin
Inside of a Dog - Pam Geisel
Iris - Nuno Felt - Maria Lee
Jet Trails #11 - Marcia DeCamp
Just Around the Corner - Kathy York
Leo - Sara Renzulli
Lessons of the Fall - David Lucht
MANUS - Leandra Spangler
Nascita di un fiore - The birth of a flower" - Sonia Bardella
Nashville Singers - C.J. Pressma
No Place Like Om - Meryl Ann Butler
Once - Susan Hotchkis
Orelia - Janet Bodin
Pathways - Sharon Vitt
Peace, Love, Tie-Dye, Save the Whales - Susan Carlson
Portals II - Rosemary Claus-Gray
Red Going - Chris Motley
Red October - Jean Sredl
Riding the Tiger - Carol Zeman
September Song - Laura Gaskin
Sim Shalom - Janet Bodin
Skyscraper - Doerte Weber
Taking Flight - Jill Vendituoli
The Big Loser - Pamela Allen
The Calendar in Color - Laura Kaiser
The Coat Flower Necklace - Rosemary Kandt
The Promise Of Tomorrow - Cathryn Zeleny
The Virgin of Gone and Forgotten - Susan Lenz
Thick Skin - Sue Wilson
Three Vessels - Viviana Lombrozo
Translation of a Stitch - Linda Ohrn-McDaniel
Tropic Nights - Diane Franklin
Twilight, Bigger Birds - Laura Gaskin
Unexpected - Madalene Murphy
Uprooted - Alexandra Keely
Vibrant Outburst - Marilyn Akerson-Corbitt
Vonal Iteration - Kim Hahn
Voodoo Lily - Betty Busby
Women of Color - Patricia Kennedy-Zafred

Friday, March 7, 2014

Nancy's home


Our friend and fellow Peep member has recently returned from a very exciting trip to mainland China.

She has been engaged as a consultant to a group of investors who are interested in starting a new private school in Nanjimg.

She described the many formal meetings she attended with local educators, financial people, and local political figures.  She was asked to dress like a principal and was given these business cards (including the one in Chinese!).

Nancy has a wonderful attitude about education in general and the learning potential of all students.  They are lucky to have her on board!!