28 November 2006

The Journal Quilt Book

In each month of 2005, I made a small experimental quilt and reflected on my process in a journal. At the same time there were people from all over the US and in many other countries quilting and reflecting as part of the Journal Quilt Project. In 2006, this multi-faceted creative endeavor was documented in Creative Quilting: The Journal Quilt Project, edited by Karey Bresenhan. I was delighted to find a photograph of my very experimental paper and plastic quilt on page 253. It was great to be part of such a thoughtful and dynamic project and I like knowing that all of those other quilters are out there, stitching up the world.

26 November 2006

Spirits and Shrines

I'm excited to have some work in a show at the Fiber Art Center in Amherst, MA. Small Works: Spirits and Shrines, includes an array of "fiber-related shrines, icons, talismans, amulets" and other mystical works. The opening is from 5:00 - 9:00 on December 7, 2006, during the Amherst Art Walk. Crow in the Mountain, pictured here, is one of the spirit altars I have in the show. There's information on future shows and classes at: www.fiberartcenter.com

25 November 2006

Improvisational Quilt #2

I'm so happy to get this photograph-ed and posted. It's 34 x 33 inches, quite a bit larger than the first in the series. The quilts in this series are all made from a pile of clothes I bought one day at a second-hand store. I plan to keep using this collection of fabric until there's nothing left, as if it was my only source. I love the character of a piece of second-hand fabric. It's already had one set of adventures as a favorite pair of pants or a soft comfy work shirt. Then, a quilter comes along, cuts it up, stitches it together with other bits of someone's history, stuffs it, quilts it and takes its picture.