Saturday, April 21, 2007

Cover Girl!! Fauna makes the cover of Quilting Arts Magazine!
I couldn't have been more pleased when I found out my seahorse panel was going to be on the cover of Quilting Arts Magazine! The reality of it blew my socks off! The photography and graphic layout are phenomenal (if I do say so myself!). Below you will see a photo of the entire quilt which was given an 8 page spread in Quilting Arts, also an amazing display!
Fauna was made by Frances Holliday Alford, Kathy York, Vickie Hallmark, Julie John Upshaw, and Judy Coates Perez (left to right). I feel very honored to be included in this group of amazing artists. They had been making group quilts long before I was making anything resembling an art quilt. I still remember being asked to join in this latest project. "SURE," I said, no pressure!!
P.S. This issue also has a very lovely article about my quilt Synchronized Swimming and how to make it. The photos are also quite amazing! AND there's more, I'm not finished yet. This issue also features an amazing quilter and friend of mine, Frances Holliday Alford who has many quilts in a special article featuring her! Kudos!

63" x 45"

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Jay Walk has been missing since Feb 22, 2007 when it was sent to IQA Houston via USPS. It was sent delivery confirmation and insured. Unfortunately it was put on the wrong truck and sent to the wrong address in Houston, a business called Genesis Brand located on West Park in Houston. They signed for the package without checking the address on it. Apparently, they accept hundreds of packages every day, and so it is easy to see how it might have been overlooked. The company claims to have looked through every tower of packages in their warehouse. They claim that all misdelivered packages are sent back to the post office. The post office claims never to have gotten it back. It has now officially missed the judging for IQA, Celebrate Spring. So where is Jay Walk?
I can see these birds, still tightly wrapped, snuggled in their box, clawing and pecking for the surface. I visualize them all pushing together, working as a team. I hold out hope that they will find their way to the top of whatever stack they are in and finally be seen and sent home. I miss my birds, and though I have filed a claim with the post office, I'd much rather they find my dear sweet package and send it home!