Sunday, February 28, 2010

Its Coming...."Keep Me In Stitches" Appleton, WI new! New! New quilt shop!

Daughter Jess and I got a sneak peek inside the quilt shop, "Keep Me In Stitches" coming soon to Appleton's North Richmond Street(near the intersection of Hwy 47 and 41). We are very excited for the opening coming very soon.  Jacqi has some fresh ideas and spring fresh fabrics to entice you.  (the pictures don't do the fabrics justice).  Things are looking good! And there is a great place for lunch right next door, gyros, subs, burgers, dogs.   

Friday, February 19, 2010

Olympic Snowboarder quilt for Kenyan People

Hannah Teter, USA Olympic snowboarder has her heart in a very fine place. Hannah helped to design a quilt to be auctioned off with proceeds going to benefit of the people of Krindon, Kenya to assist them with water filtration, sanitation and housing. You can see Hannah sitting on her quilt in her room at the Olympic Village. The quilt design shows Hannah holding her snowboard with people of the village of Krindon, Kenya looking on. The quilt is made from totally organic materials and was created by Amp Energy Juice, a subsidiary of PepsiCo. Hannah had previously started a charity dedicated to the village raising money through a maple syrup business "Hannah's Gold Vermont Maple Syrup". Good for you Hannah!

Rust-Tex Collection Exhibit Good News!

My piece "She #3" is on its way to Lois Jarvis, curator of the Rust-Tex Exhibit. This is the first time one of my art quilts will travel across the "pond". This exhibit will premier at the Spring "International Quilt Festival" in Chicago April 16-18, 2010. It will also be displayed at the "Festival of Quilts" in Birmingham, England August 20-23, 2010. To learn more about the "Festival of Quilts" which is purported to be the biggest quilt show in Europe go to:

To learn more about rust-dyed fabrics visit Lois's website

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Rust dyed Fabric Exhibit

From now thru Sunday, Feb. 7 you can view all entries into the Rust-Tex competition. All entries must have included rust-dyed fabric. Viewing is limited from now thru Sunday. There are over 80 entries but only 24 pieces will be selected to be exhibited at international venues. Go to the Rust-Tex site Two of my pieces from the She Series have been entered. See some very nice pieces from very talented fiber artists using rust dyed fabric.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The "Art Garage" 1409 Main Street, Green Bay, WI is hosting a reception Thursday, February 4, 2010 from 6pm to 9pm. My piece "You've got the Beat" was juried into this exhibit. Below is an exerpt from the ARTLINES newsletter from Cedar Center Arts, Inc. and the ARTgarage:

"Art Meets Heart" Exhibit with a Purpose
The first juried exhibit at the ARTgarage will be on display from noon, Thurs., Feb. 4, until closing on Sat., Feb. 27. In a unique collaboration with Bellin Hospital, the ARTgarage is helping to draw attention to the importance of hearts - physically, emotionally, spiritually, and metaphorically. Judges for the exhibit were Graeme Reid, Assistant Director, Museum of Wisconsin Art, and Andrea Werner, Director, Bellin Hospital Heart & Vascular Center. Thirty-one art pieces include a painting of Bob Marley with dreadlocks wrapped around a heart, a photo of hands resting on a pregnant belly and forming the shape of a heart, another photo of a heart image in latte' foam, a drawing of a young child after heart surgery, and a splat of red paint on a white board with the title, "Please Don't Throw My Heart Against the Wall." Interspersed between the art pieces are digital (and artistic) images of actual hearts...veins, arteries and all.Special thanks to the 48 artists from throughout Northeast Wisconsin who submitted entries; the following were chosen to have work in the exhibit: Leah Abrahams, Grace Adler, Diane Allen, Cynthia Barnes-Johnson, Pat Bishop, Kara Counard, Bonnie De Arteaga, Mindy Frank, Barb Halron, Brian Hibbard, Arda Ishkhanian, Molly Johnson, Lucy Bea Jost, Daniel Klewer, Peter Koury, Donna Lindboe-Trupin, Tricia Matthew, Sandy Melroy, George Ouimetter, Heather Peterman, Jeanne Pfister, Mike Riley, Roberta Scherrer, Drew Schmidt, Chris Style, and Joan White. Thanks, too, to the sponsors who made this event possible: Cardiology Associates of Green Bay, Green Bay Cardiothoracic and Vascular, General and Vascular Surgery of Green Bay, Surgery Specialists of Green Bay, General and Vascular Consultants, Green Bay Radiology, Radiology Chartered, Bellin Hospital Heart & Vascular Center, Toshiba, and the ARTgarage. Volunteers who have put their "heart" into this project are Rachel Carstens and Carrie Dorski, who organized all the entries and coordinated the judging process; Ann Gray, Barb Halron, Lindi Kuritz, who decorated for the opening reception; Jenna Neumann, who painted the red wall in the gallery and helped organize the exhibit; Melissa Sinitsky, who typed up all the printed materials for the show. Staff at both Bellin Hospital and the ARTgarage earn applause for doing extra tasks, as well as members of the ARTgarage Board of Directors, who initiated and coordinated the entire project.A public opening is scheduled at 6-9 pm on Thursday, Feb. 4, with the announcement of award winners at 7 pm. Refreshments and harp music, provided by Nancy Watts, will round out the evening. Parking is available along Cedar and Grove streets and in lots off Main Street. Watch for heart-shaped parking signs.
I hope to see you there!