Monday, February 1, 2016

A Win at Road To California

Patt's newest competitive piece "Summer Hunt" has ribboned at the 2016 Road To California Show. Third place in the apples to oranges compared wildlife category.. easily the most juried entries of any category. As the story goes... Patt loves big cats!!  Contact patt if interested in purchasing this piece.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Empty Spools 2016... I'll be There !!!

Registration has just opened for 2016 Empty Spool Seminars on the B E A U T I F U L Pacific  Coast. above Carmel !!
I'll be there session II Mar 4 - 9 2016
Email :  for registration info

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

SAQA UTUBE Showcase of my to be auctioned Red Lion

Check out the video link below to see a quilt begin as a canvas sketch, then oil painting that subsequently is printed Hi resolution on fabric... then quilted.  It's a special piece I hated parting with but it is there for anyones taking on bid  beginning Sept 18, 2015

your video is live on YouTube. ;-D 

New SAQA 2015 Benefit Auction art work video!
click here to go direct to the UTUBE video 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Route 66 Exhibit... traveling through 2015

Thanks to the wonderful work and creativity of our contributing artists, this exhibit remains a hit and is still in demand! August 2012 was it's first outing at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival. We said back then we hoped it could travel as long as 3 years which would mean it could retire this summer... but... we still have 5 requests on the books... one in May 2015  w/ Spinning Spools, 1 in June 2015 with NQA in Arkansas,  2 in October 2015, 1 tentative in November.  We think we need set end of 2015 as our exhibit retirement so we can return quilts to owners. 

 ATTENTION Contributing ARTISTS... we need your help to get mailing and or email updates that have occurred after submission in early 2012. Contact: Lisa with updates. Would even be good to confirm with Lisa if all remains the same.

Everywhere this exhibit travels, we hear wonderful things. I'm sure you have too.  So cool!!!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

PHOTO FINISH in Feb. Quilter's Newsletter

For the second time in my quilting career,my work has been honored by Quilters Newsletter.  The Feb 2014 issue of QN will feature the last page PHOTO FINISH image as my 2013 quilt titled Best Friends. Sorry I can't show the whole page... That would be wrong . It's their magazine.
But I can post my own photo of same. 
This piece is from a photo approved for  my interpretation in ink.
  Reference photo by Tomas Spangler. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A winner at Houston International 2013 and Road To Calif Jan 2014

I am so honored. My small piece " The Long Winter's Veil" is a painted surface category prize winner ( don't know what yet) at this years International Quilt Festival in Houston. I love the judging at this festival as they are not inhibited from honoring smaller pieces. Lucky me.  UPDATE:  My little snow bunting piece took 1st place at Houston International.  

 "Photo by Tony Ruppe. Courtesy of the
 International Quilt Association."

In Jan. 2014, it also took first place at Road To California. I'm incredibly honored. My message to self... Make sure what I'm creating really touches me deeply.  It seems to help! 

Double click on photo for enlarged view.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Teaching Session III ASILOMAR 2014

MARCH 14 -19 2014 .... 5 days of Painted Quilt Art- Step By Step on the shore of the beautiful Pacific Ocean.  Painting AND Quilting ... what great fun!   go to http://www.emptyspools  click here .
Contact    info@emptyspoolsseminars with questions.  I hope to see you there. Notice... At this session only, Del Thomas' collection of art quilts by world reknowned artists.