Tuesday, November 21, 2017

More Oscar


The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta," on view through Jan. 28 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, follows a larger retrospective that ran last year at San Francisco's de Young Museum and a 2015 show at the Savannah College of Art and Design. De la Renta died of cancer at the age of 82 in October 2014.
Veteran fashion writer Andre Leon Talley curated each show at the request of Annette de la Renta, Oscar's widow, and his daughter and son-in-law, Eliza and Alex Bolen, who have run the company for more than 20 years. 

Fashion historians Molly Sorkin and Jennifer Park, whom Talley says de la Renta adored, helped to organize the shows.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Oscar de la Renta Fashion Exhibit at the Houston Fine Art Museum

The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta celebrates the illustrious life and career of the renowned fashion designer. The exhibition showcases nearly 70 ensembles sourced from de la
Renta’s corporate and personal archives; the archives of French label Pierre Balmain; private lenders; and the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Throughout his award-winning career, which spanned more than five decades and two continents, de la Renta (1932–2014) designed beautiful clothes for every occasion in a woman’s life. The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta highlights recurring themes, including the impact of Spain, Russia, China, Japan, and the garden on his designs. Displayed along with paintings and decorative arts from the MFAH collections, the creations offer a window into de la Renta’s world through a range of looks, from elegant daywear to resplendent evening gowns.

The ensembles are presented in four thematic sections, beginning with one of the most significant influences on de la Renta’s life: Spain, where he launched his career.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

One Exhibit

This exhibit was such fun to see. Everyone interpreted this so differently!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Quilt Festival - Houston

Here is a wrap up of some of my workshops.

Saturday, November 4, 2017


A Fine Line: Creating the Quilting Design                         
Do you have a project that could use help with the “what, why & how” of quilting? Discover the elements of winning quilting designs and how to apply them to your tops. We will explore whether to hand or machine quilt, selecting, fitting and marking quilting design, all about thread, and the basics of batting and basting. The emphasis of this workshop is the creative use of the quilted line. Learn to successfully finish all your projects. This informative workshop is for both traditional and non-traditional quilters.

Friday, November 3, 2017


Friday Sampler

Stitching Through the Layers:
The Art & Elegance of Straight Line Quilting

Super Fast Binding And Piping

Is binding the quilt your least favorite part? Tired of humdrum finishes? Learn piping and binding techniques to make your quilts stand out in a crowd. Make samples of finishing methods to take home and use on your own quilts. Bindings will never be boring again!