Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Quilts at The Muzeo in Anaheim

I was honored to be asked by my friend, Terry Waldron to be part of the Quilts exhibit at the Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center in Anaheim.  18 contemporary quilts by nine California artists.  These are Terry's two art quilts above.  There is an exhibit of traditional quilts (26) from the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, Nebraska  and an exhibit of art quilts by California artists.
This is a close up of one of the traditional quilts, mini yo yo's.  Oh my! I can appreciate the work, but I don't want to do it.
One wall of many in the traditional quilts section.  I love this one, although I apologize for the quality of the photo, taken on my iPhone.
The art quilt gallery - one section.  Sheila Frampton Cooper's colorful quilt on the far left, my 2 quilts, and one large one by Joe Cunningham.
The sign at the opening of the exhibit, which should have been at the top of the post, but when you are blogging on your iPhone, it just comes out a different way.
Outside of Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center.  241 S. Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim.  Open Tuesday to Sunday.  They are doing docent tours too, which I think would be great to attend.  Wednesday 1:00 and 3:00; Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11:00 and 1:00, Sunday 1:00 and 3:00.  Admission is $10.00
The California artists in attendance for the artists opening.  L-R, Terry Waldron, Sherry Kleinman, Sheila Frampton Cooper, me, Linda Anderson, Lura Schwarz Smith and Kerby Smith.  Artists that could not be there are Joe Cunningham and Cindy Cooksey.
Me and my two quilts.  "Make a Wish on the Purple House" and "The Happy Dance" - originally made for Dinner at Eight Artists exhibits - Rituals and An Exquisite Moment.
Me and Sherry Kleinman.  The center section of this quilt, third image down is of a groups of us from Dinner at Eight Artists, who hung an exhibit at Festival in Long Beach, and Sherry took a photo of all of use looking at our phones, for this particular quilt.
Sheila Frampton Cooper with one of her colorful quilts
Sherry Kleinman standing with her quilts in the show
The other side of the gallery - L-R, Lura Schwarz Smith, Linda Anderson (2) and Sheila Frampton Cooper
Two by Sherry Kleinman and two by Lura Schwarz Smith
Two by Kerby Smith
Two by Cindy Cooksey and one by Sherry Kleinman.  It is such a fabulous exhibit.  If you get a chance to see it in person, you will be astounded by the work, in both traditional and contemporary worlds of quilts.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Market and Festival, Part 2

A little something that I made for a friend while in my market booth.  The scissors is one of my custom Sizzix dies, as well as, the paper doll.  I used the text fabric to spell out 'runs with scissors.'

This guy at the Four Seasons successfully got every bit of our luggage on one cart.  Awesome job.  He alone wins, because no one at the Hilton Americas could match his skill!  We stayed at the Four Seasons for Market, and then moved to the Hilton for Festival, since we were teaching, and it's just easier to use the sky bridge.

This is a book that Sue Bleiweiss made with my fabrics, complete with pages that have little pockets sewn in and covered tags!  Totally cool! 
My Open Studio area of the booth inside the Hoffman Fabrics Booth. Such a happy place!  I love working with Hoffman Fabrics and all of their staff and reps - wonderful people!  I am so blessed.

My friends really came through for me with wonderful pieces, like aprons, pin cushions, mug rugs, coffee cup holders, journal, messenger bag, purse...so awesome!

More scissors!

The Sizzix Fabi machine (a Big Shot, dress in new clothing) is what I used in the booth, compliments of Sizzix.  I made these paper dolls out of wool blended felt and fabric from my new line! #sizzix

I am posing with my swatch apron on, and my art quilts in the background.  It was so much fun to be in the booth and talking to people during the day!  I embraced the opportunity to be there most of the time, to sew, make die cuts and just have fun!

2-sided hand out that was displayed in my booth about me from Hoffman Fabrics!

The front, and who knows how this photo got on the bottom, instead of the top.  You can click on the picture to see it larger.
This red and white quilt exhibit is what welcomed you into the exhibit area to celebrate the 40th year.  It was stunning in person!

First class at Festival "Painting with a Twist & Shout" taught with Leslie Tucker Jenison

The journey of a painted canvas.  A collaboration.

The goal to to paint over all of the white with pure pigment paint -no mixing.  Everyone changes seats about every 10 minutes.

It's coming together and it looks awesome!

Black and white paint was added in the last 30 minutes, and it makes a huge difference.  The colors pop out!
After lunch, we cut up the canvas, and each person got 4 pieces to cover journals, make cards and whatever else they could think of.  We had a pretty resourceful and creative group.

A group made these bracelets out of the painted canvas!  This was so fun!
I taught "Coffee on the House" using Sizzix Fabi machines and dies.
This was my class sample.  Die cuts included leaves, flowers, roof, windows, door, cup and saucer.  Students were given a variety of fabrics to make a house quilt in their own personal style. They all learned how to use Mistyfuse.  I provided all of the fabrics, and wool blended felt.  Sizzix provided the dies and cutting machines!  Great partnership!
Class projects.  I love how each one turned out!  I had about nine students, and it was a nice way to end the 10 days that I had been at Market and Festival!  Not everyone shared their masterpieces, but I tried to snap most of them with my iPhone.

I loved the different ways the students used the flowers

I gave out some of my paper dolls, that had already been cut with some blenders from my new fabric line

and more flowers, and the clever way the landscaping is cut!

This student used the scissors, as well as, the paper doll in her art quilt!

Tipping cup and saucer and a free motion machine quilted 'H' on the cup!

This one is pretty clever too, with the tree of flowers!
First time free motion machine quilting - amazing!  This is from the back!

another gem!

Pretty impressive!  What a great day teaching!  Stay tuned for Part 3 with exhibits

Monday, October 27, 2014

Quilt Market 2014

What a great ride this has been with my new fabric line being launched at Fall Quilt Market in Houston. Blogging from my iPad, which is a little different that home on my desktop. I just wanted you all to see some of the photos from my booth, which was inside the Hoffman Fabrics booth. I ask feeling rather blessed right now and almost giddy with delight over the fact that I am living out my dream of have another fabric line and sharing my art on a completely different scale. This has been so fun! I will post more photos soon.

A view to my booth at Quilt Market, with phrases from the text fabric cut out with a Sizzix machine 'heart and soul sisters.'
The paper doll garland over the sign and my patterns
Fabi - just like a Big Shot by Sizzix for cutting die cuts with fabric
Side view of shelf with swatch aprons made by Opal Cocke
A closer look at the free patterns that will be on the Hoffman Fabrics website soon
The shelf with pin cushions made by Deborah Boschert, mug rugs and cup holders made by Lyric Kinard, messenger bag and 2 smaller bags made by Sue Bleiweiss - a whole lotta fun!

The decoupaged boots made with the rainbow color way were a big hit.  I wore them during Festival.

The dress form about brave, bold and strong girls

A stop at the Mistyfuse booth, and both Yvonne Porcella and I grace the packages of the 10-yard packs - she in Ultraviolet and me in White

Leslie Tucker Jenison and I getting ready to tear down my booth on Monday afternoon

The girls hanging out on bolts of my fabric line.  The fabric will start rolling into stores in January 2015.  Woot!
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