Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Several of my pieces have recently been accepted at art shows in Fredericksburg, VA, and Decatur, IL
I have two shows opening at Galleries in the Chicago area in Sept. In addition the SAQA small works auction begins Sept 20th. More details to come.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Online registration is up and running for this great regional show. If you live in driving distance you should make a plan with your quilt buddies to come to this show. The vendors are great, the quilts are marvelous and the workshops are world class. I will be teaching three half day classes here.
Blooming Fun and two classes of Really Free Motion Machine Quilting with a new work book. I hope to see you there.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 9-11
Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center
Quilt Expo Workshops
Quilt Expo's 30 interactive, three-hour machine workshops are a great opportunity to learn, practice and master a new technique while creating an exclusive Quilt Expo project.
Register for one or more classes including topics like decorative-stitched art quilts, free-motion quilting, wearable patchwork pins, traditional feathered star blocks made easy, speedy double wedding ring blocks, illusional piecing, no-math appliqué and reversible quilting.
The event's 18 hands-on workshops include needle-turn appliqué, sashiko hand-stitching, raw-edge fusible applique, quilt pattern drafting, beading and silk painting.
An attendee at a Sit & Sew workshop.
An attendee at a hands-on workshop.
To register online, visit the Quilt Expo website.
Register by Phone
To register by phone, call 866-297-6545.
Register by Mail
Use the convenient mail registration form on page 19 of the Quilt Expo Advance Registration Guide.
Early registration is recommended; seating is limited. Quilt Expo attendees also may check for openings at the Registration Help Desk in the lobby of the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center.
A $5 fee will be added to all phone and mail registrations.
Quilt Expo Highlights
• Juried and judged quilt contest
• Hundreds of quilts on exhibit
• National and regional vendors
• Shopping opportunities
• Educational lectures
• Sit & Sew and Hands-on workshops
• Nancy Zieman appearances
• Two evening events
• Prize drawing
An attendee shops in the vendor mall.
A volunteer docent displays the back of a quilt.
Be a Quilt Expo Volunteer
Volunteering at Quilt Expo is fun and volunteers receive free admission and parking for the day of their shift.
Docents are especially needed in the quilt exhibits.
To sign up for a three- to four-hour shift, visit the Wisconsin Public Television volunteer website.
Receive updates and important information as it happens.
Share your love of quilting with other like-minded enthusiasts while having access to updates, information, photos, video and more.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Yesterday a group of us gathered at the Milwaukee Art Museum to view the exhibit
American Quilts: Selections from the Winterthur Collection
May 22, 2010–September 6, 2010
We had a wonderful day. We visited the exhibit and then went outside to eat lunch at the museum cafe. We sat in the warm breeze that wafted off of Lake Michigan and visited around the table. Those in attendance were;
Judy, Sue, Kathy, Laura, Lois, Frieda, Iva, Ramona – new member who rode the train up from Chicago to meet and be with us, and Pat.
We had a great day. MAM is one of my favorite museums, the building itself is a work of art, as are it’s visitors.
After lunch we wandered over to the third ward district to walk around the galleries and fun shops that are there. When we went into the Katie Gingrass gallery we found another SAQA members work on display. Gorgeous pieces by our friend Sue Benner.
It was a wonderful day and fun was had by all.