• Another Mola From An Accomplished Student

    A few days ago, I met with my small quilt group and one of the members, who like me only makes it to meetings occasionally, brought her Mola in progress from the class I taught about a month ago. Yolanda is a talented quilter and skillful at hand applique and she chose a horse as the design focus on her Mola.

    Way to go Yolanda! I can’t wait to see it finished.

    Yolanda's Mola featuring a horse
    Yolanda’s Mola featuring a horse

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  • Holy Mola Batman, It’s Sleeping Cats!

    I teach a lot of classes every year and I’ve been teaching them for many years. Much of the time, my student’s work flies off like fledged birds that make their way out into the world without a backward glance but every so often one returns, all grown up, for a visit.

    Jane's Mola of a Navajo pot.
    Jane’s Mola of a Navajo pot.

    I got two such visits  in the last week, one never flew far from home as it is still waiting to fully develop its wings in a friends studio who I see on a regular basis though this little bird has been modestly out of sight the days I’ve spent there sewing with my friend; I had to ask her to coax it out so I could take this photo; this is my friend Jane’s Mola of a Navajo pot; I created the pattern but she is the first person to actually make it.

    Then, just the other day I was teaching a machine quilting class at the Montavilla Sewing Center in Gresham and one of my students had brought in a quilt she made from a class she had taken from me a few yeas back. Here is Rita’s ‘Let Sleeping Cats Lie’  quilt.

    Kudos to both Jane and Rita and thank you for letting me share your work with everyone.

    Rita's 'quilt - Let Sleeping Cats Lie.
    Rita’s ‘quilt – Let Sleeping Cats Lie.

  • Something to Crow About

    Hey everyone, I just got the confirmation that my quilt ‘Vintage Falls’ has been accepted as a finalist in the 2017 World Quilt Competition at World Quilt New England. Produced by Mancuso Show Management, Inc., the event will take place at the Radisson Center in Manchester, New Hampshire, August 17-19, 2017. I am thrilled that it has been accepted.

     

    This is the same show where my quilt ‘Low Tide’ took the ‘Best of Country’ award several years ago though I don’t think this quilt is quite of the caliber of that one; still – one can always cross one’s fingers and hope though the simple acceptance of the quilt is quite an honor by itself. Wish me luck!

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    Vintage Falls - my latest incarnation in my waterfall series
    Vintage Falls – my latest incarnation in my waterfall series