Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cute Purse!

Cute Purse!
My friend Susan Tennison just made this fabulous purse and posted on Facebook.  I asked her if she minded if I put it on my blog to share with you.  She was delighted!  It is made from a purse pattern in M'liss Rae Hawley's book 101 Fabulous Fat-Quarter Bags.  I just love the way Susan used my Urban Landscapes fabrics to make this.  I am told there are interesting Urban Landscapes fabrics on the inside too, so I might sneak down to the Quilt Store to see it.  It is on display there.  You can see more of Urban Landscapes here.

Now for the rest of you....if anyone else has an image to share featuring my fabrics....I would love to post it!

Thursday, March 24, 2011



See me in Stitched, the movie!  It is a documentary by Jena Moreno about competitive quilt making.  I can't wait!

The main characters:  Caryl Bryer Fallert (below), Randall Cook, and Hollis Chatelain,

International Quilt Festival
Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH
World Premiere
4/8 Friday 5:30 pm

American Quilter's Society Show
Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center
415 Park Street
Eisenhower Room
Kentucky Premiere 4/26 Tuesday 4 pm
4/27 Wednesday 6 pm
4/29 Friday 6 pm
4/30 Saturday 4 pm

Maiden Alley Cinema
112 Maiden Alley in Downton Paducah
(Off Broadway, Between 2nd & Water Streets)
Theatrical Premiere 4/28 Thursday 7 pm
4/29 Friday 5:30 pm & 9 pm
4/30 Saturday 4 pm, 7 pm & 9 pm
5/1 Sunday 4 pm & 7 pm

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Full House

Full House
7" x 7 1/2"
I made this tiny quilt last fall as a bit of a diversion. Just didn't realize that I hadn't posted it yet, or is it possible I have already posted it and just forgot about it?
Anyway, the green layer was quilted separately, then I cut out the holes and handstitched them to keep from fraying, and also to add some more lovely color. Then I quilted a background (the orange layer). Next, I zig-zagged the edges of the green layer on top of the orange layer. It makes a pocket to stuff the little worry dolls inside. They look happy and I had fun, so decided to share with you!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

First Place!! What a nice surprise!

First Place!!  What a nice surprise!

Doors Across Austin has won a first place at Dallas Quilt Celebration!!  This news is especially meaningful because this quilt holds such a special place in my heart.  Read more about it here.  Thank you Dallas!

the Waiting is the hardest part....

the Waiting is the hardest part....
still waiting to have a new quilt to post.  I have a new series that I am working on, but it is not ready to show yet. And, I am also waiting to get my cast off....just counting the days...and staying hopeful about returning to the studio soon.  Meanwhile....

I am thrilled that my quilt Central Park is on display in Daytona Beach, Florida.  It is part of a number of concurrent art quilt exhibits known as Volusia:  Wrapped in Fiber.  My quilt is at the Rose Room Gallery, Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Avenue.  It will be there from March 10 - April 27, 2011.  What can I say?  I wish I were there!  I would love to see all the other fiber arts in this exhibit!  And, Pamela Allen, one of my all time favorites will be there and giving a lecture next weekend.