January 8, 2007

I won!

I won the Coastal Quilters Raffle Quilt. I was speechless. That doesn't happen very often.
It is hand appliqued, machine pieced, and machine quilted. It is amazing! A huge thanks to everyone involved in making it.

One Inch Charms
Here is a photo of (20) 1 inch square charms I created for an online trade group called Surface Design. This group encourages the use of new materials and techniques. We create and trade small pieces of art, usually in the form of postcards. These charms are the smallest pieces of art I have ever completed!

They are made using Timtex, clay, stamps, layers of paint, water soluble crayons and foil. They will be traded with other artists throughout the United States, England, Norway, Canada, and Australia. I wish I could hop into the envelope with them!

Fibervision Exhibits
Fibervision is a group of 18 extremely talented artists working together to educate and promote fiber art. Please visit our website at www.fibervision.org

We currently have two exhibits. The first exhibit is at the Big Sky Cafe in San Luis Obispo. The piece I have on display there is called Go With the Flow. It was designed while listening to a classical guitar piece written by Rodrigo.

The second exhibit is at Dr. West's office in Santa Barbara. Dr. Phil is a very talented surgeon and a nice guy. His office has ongoing art exhibits featuring local artists.

The triptych I have on exhibit there is called Winding Ways I, II, and III. All three pieces use the same arc shape in different ways. The first quilt used the original arc shape. The second quilt has them joined together to form ribbon like shapes. In the third quilt, they have been cut into pieces and rearranged.