July 20, 2009

West Coast Wonders

Sorry it's been so long since the last post. Thanks for hanging in there with me and sending emails. Unfortunately, my arm and neck became so painful, I had to stop typing and using a mouse. I switched to a trackball mouse and absolutely love it. Unfortunately, the problem hasn't really disappeared, it's slowly moving through my body, creating havoc wherever it decides to stop. I'm visiting a kinesiologist regularly and hope to have this cleared up very soon.
If anyone is going to the quilt show in Long Beach this week, keep an eye out for my "Smoked Out" quilt in the West Coast Wonders special exhibit. It will also be traveling to Houston and Chicago and will return home sometime next year. I will be in Long Beach, but would appreciate photos of my quilt in Houston and Chicago.
I took a 5 day workshop with the fabulous Rayna Gillman at Quilters Studio. After 3 days of being together, Rayna and I were finishing each others sentences. Here's a piece that I designed during a quick (15 minute) study. The crazy hand-painted fabric was a gift from my buddy, Andi Perejda.Here's a piece of screen-printed fabric that I chopped up and put back together. Both pieces are off to a good start, but definitely need more work. Hopefully, I will get back to work / play soon!
I also had the pleasure of meeting Terri in person for the first time. We chatted like as if we have known each other for years! It was a great group of talented women and I enjoyed the whole experience. A huge thank you to Pam and Stan for inviting me to stay in their home. We went out for a great Mexican dinner and plenty of Margaritas! Pam, please send me your email address.