Saturday, October 27, 2007


27" x 60"

The yellow bellied bird has a fear of heights and sits paralyzed below the sunflower seeds; a metaphor for the fear of success. A contrived and artificial path waits before him. If only he would realize that he has wings to fly...

This is the fourth in a series using real construction fencing as an embellishment in my quilts. (You can see the others by following this link to Plover Lover, Only One, and Balancing Act, you might have to scroll down a bit. ) You could call this art using trash, as I found the construction fencing blowing around in the street. None of the workers near by seemed to care that they were missing a piece of this lovely fencing blowing around, so I decided to make the world a prettier place, in more ways than one!

I am thrilled to say that I got the fat envelope from Houston. This means that it got juried into the show, which is an amazing thrill in and of itself. Even better was the next letter. It said that Vertigo had won a cash award. The awards ceremony is this Tuesday night. I can't stand the suspense!!

Yahoo!! Vertigo won second place!!
I am thrilled! If I hadn't already lost my voice, I would be definitely shouting from the roof tops! And our group quilt, Kiwi and Fuschia Meet for Mojitos, also won 2nd place! If you haven't seen it yet, scroll down a bit. You can see all the winners by clicking this link.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Kiwi and Fuschia's Little Sister

Kiwi and Fuschia's Little Sister
approximately 21" x 23"
 This is the little quilt our group made for the IQA auction in Houston this year. Quick and fun to make and we had plenty of fabric. Makers include: Sherri Lipman McCauley, Kathy York, Raewyn Khosla, Connie Hudson, Frances Holliday Alford, and Leslie Jenison. It is called Shades of Kiwi and Fuschia.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Fauna Wins 2nd Place at PIQF!!

3rd Time's the Charm!
Fauna Wins 2nd Place at PIQF!!
Fauna by the Gomez Sisters, Frances Holliday Alford, Kathy York, Vickie Hallmark, Julie John Upshaw, and Judy Coates Perez, (left to right), has won 2nd place at Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, California! Fauna made it's first public showing in Quilting Arts Magazine (April, 2007). As a group, we longed for Fauna to be seen in person at a quilt show, and are delighted that it has done so well, especially after been rejected from two other venues. Below I have attached a few close ups (you might have guessed, I have a new close up lens that I have been playing with). Can you tell that I love dots?  Enjoy!