Wednesday, February 18, 2009
If you happen to be in Oshkosh, WI soon, stop in to the Oshkosh Public Museum http://www.oshkoshmuseum.org/exhibits/This_is_Not_Your_Grandmother’s_Quilt.htm to see their brand new exhibit opening this Saturday, February 21 featuring many non-traditional quilt items. If you go to their site you will see one of my quilts that is in the exhibit. "Dog Bone" is featured in the announcement on the museum's website alone with Jeanne Pfister's quilt "Dresden Delite" which won 1st place at the Chicago 2008 International Quilt Festival. You can also stop by on March 21 when their will be a "meet the artist" day. You can also read about it in the Oshkosh Northwestern local newspaper ttp://www.thenorthwestern.com/article/20090215/OSH04/90211130 There will be almost 100 quilts in the show. I'm looking forward to seeing it, the Oshkosh Museum does a great job with their displays.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
At this time of year don't we all think about heading somewhere warm for a few days of relief from the parkas, long underwear, gloves and hats?
Two years ago my husband and I joined our good friends and their son for a winter getaway to Puerto Vallarta. It was sunny with warm ocean breezes and glowing serene sunrises. My photo from the balcony one morning was used as my inspiration for this piece which was great fun to make and conveys the warmth of that relaxing time of breakfast under the beach cabana and afternoons lounging with cocktails and a good book. (Puerto Vallarta 2008 (sold))