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Quilters Connection 2009 show

"Collective Soul: Study in Lime Green"  by Jane Walsh

"Collective Soul: Study in Lime Green" by Jane Walsh

Over the next couple of days, I’ll be posting some pictures from the QC show that was up over the weekend.  This first picture is of a fairly large quilt — 4.5′ tall perhaps?.  It is a whole cloth piece with surface treatment created by Kumo shibori and some painting.  The colors were yummy.

"Fragments" by Judy Becker

"Fragments" by Judy Becker

An entire wall was devoted to “Fragments” by Judy Becker.  At least five of these well-crafted quilts sold.  Each piece is (I’m guessing)  10″ square.  They were hung vertically in color-related groups.  Each piece (I think) incorporated a found rusted object, centered below —

Becker, close up

Becker, close up

One of the things I love about Judy’s work (besides her beautiful color-sense and well-pieced compositions) is the unique and lovely way she binds the quilt to the wooden frame.

Becker side view

Becker side view

One of my quilts was in “The Black Box” — thankfully NOT in the Mezzanine Classroom, which I have a theory about, but will keep to myself for now — but was so badly lit that I couldn’t really take a decent picture of it.

Close up of "Adam and Eve IV"

Close up of "Adam and Eve IV"

It was not a hugely successful quilt, as I mentioned in an earlier blog, but I was being scrupulous about not showing a quilt that had been previously exhibited, and having shown 14 quilts in that very venue the month before, I didn’t think I could pick my favorite of that bunch.  However, I noticed some other entries in the QC show that had taken prizes in other exhibits, so clearly were not making their debut.

More to come!

Newton Open Studios done for another year!

A few quilts on display

A few quilts on display

Newton Open Studios was this past weekend and many, many folks got out and around the city to look at art work and crafts.  It’s hard to gauge if there were more or less people than last year, but it was good, whatever the number.

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It’s hard to take decent pictures with a house full of people, so forgive the focus on a few of these.  I made a lot of cards, blank books, ACEOs and jewelry this year.

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A few of Dan Wiener’s clay pieces above… and Maria Mizrahi’s jewelry, below…

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My pillows were a big hit, so I’m going to have to find a good source of wool felt.

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Now it’s back to Journal Quilts, finishing a piece for the Quilter’s Connection show next week, lining up my next couple of gigs, and mostly — GARDENING!!  Yahoo.  After a long, dreary, cold, and wet spring, at last I was out today pulling up weeds in the sun.

Jack, the camera-shy Corgi, loves to flop himself over (he sort of tips over, cause he’s so fat) in the sun.  No surprise!  He was born and raised in Puerto Rico.   Someday soon, I’ll sneak a picture of him (remember he is absolutely terrified of cameras) so you can relish his pleasure.