Tuesday, February 26, 2013

What's My Line?

The Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell Mass is seeking original Art Quilts for an exhibit August 7 to September 14th 2013 called "What's My Line?"

The show is looking for quilts that "explore the idea of using a line both literally and figuratively - a stitched line, a line of work, a line of song or a poem, a railway line, a line on a map, lines on a face, the possibilities are endless..."

You can find more information here.

Three very important facts:
The work must be original.
The quilts cannot be larger than 72" in any dimension.

The deadline for entries is May 15, 2013


I am thinking of submitting this quilt:

I remember typing this line over and over and over when I was learning to type.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Down to Business

I finally got myself some business cards. I had them made at Vistaprint, and it was easy.

The body of the card is a greyish brown. You all know how I love brown (Not!) but all the other bright colors drowned out the quilt on the left. So I opted for the subdued color.

(The photo is a bit fuzzy because the cards are glossy and I didn't use the flash on my camera.)

I was doing great until they started offering me other nifty goodies...
As if -this- was anything I could resist!!!

My biggest struggles were: I couldn't think of a good quote; whether I should add my street address or not, and should I use my home phone or my cell phone?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Chartreuse is a cool word, but a lousy description for a color. This yellow-green is often called "acid green."  We just had over 20" of snow in the last couple of days, so I wanted to make something that reminded me of Spring.

I'm happy with the way this block came together.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I Am Blue!

I am having such fun making these blocks. Going through the little bins is so much fun. I remember the quilts I made with these fabrics.  I don't usually place so many dark values together, and it's fun to see them here.

Saturday, February 2, 2013


These are a lot of fun to make. Everything I used to make these blocks comes out of the little scrap bins.  I'm sort of amazed at how much is in there.  I will make 25 blocks and then make a big quilt. It will be fun to see how much I've got left in the bins afterwards. 

That's actually a very humbling thought.