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.
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!
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 seminars.com. click here http://www.emptyspoolsseminars.com .
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.
Calling all art quilt friends...! Internationally renowned Studio Art Quilt Associates (S.A.Q.A.) have authorized some teaching members (lucky me) to offer a membership discount. Check out S.A.Q.A. at their web site (SAQA.com). S.A.Q.A. has thousands of members all around the world with many exhibition and growth opportunities. Should you wish to give it a try, sign up using my authorized 10% membership discount code: PBW.
Several weeks ago, I was contacted by a lovely quilt magazine editor Gabi Maier from Vienna. I was honored to have been recognized at all, and even more thrilled when asked if her German language magazine might include an article on some of my work. Pictures sent for her option to choose. Questions answered and low and behold, I learned there would be several pages dedicated to my work. It turned out to be 7, including 3 pages dedicated to one quilt: " My Gentle Giant Ben." The magazine arrived in my mail yesterday and what a shock when I opened the package. On the front cover... my piece "Proud Hertitage" which honored local friend and former Padua Hills Theater ( Claremont, California, U S A ) folk dancer: Margie Torrence. Everything inside the magazine is in German. I feel pretty dumb. I can't read an article about my own work. I do know how I answered questions though so I imagine I pretty much know what it says... "somewhere in there anyway." What an honor! Thanks Gabrielle!!
Quilt Day is just around the corner, and as a featured artist on a past episode
of The Quilt Show, (www.thequiltshow.com) I wanted to let you know
about a gift that Alex and Ricky have put together for quilters around the
on Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 18, everyone who signs on
to The Quilt Show will have free access to over 140 of their internet shows,
including my episode #510.You can watch the
shows, check out the great tutorials, browse the gallery of over 19,900 member
quilts, visit the forum for answers to the most burning quilt questions and
lots, lots more. And if you missed my show, you can see it
can also enter the TQS prize drawing with prizes from companies we know and love
like Bernina, Gammill, Superior Threads, AccuQuilt, C&T Publishing, RJR
Fabric, and Ricky and Alex will have gift baskets to give away too.The grand prize is a new Bernina 550QE sewing
wanted to make you aware of this amazing event so you can take advantage of
everything this exciting weekend has to offer without leaving home and all for
hesitate to share this information with your quilting friends, fellow guild
members, social networking friends and local quilt shops so that they don’t miss
out on this fun weekend.And feel free
to post an abbreviated version of the details on your Facebook page.I want everyone to know about this amazing
3-day celebration of all things quilting.
check in at www.thequiltshow.com on Friday, March
15, and enjoy the shows and exploring The Quilt Show website and all it
has to offer! I’d love to
have you view my show, episode #510.