Tuesday, October 30, 2012

!Free tickets from Trims On Wheels!

I have very exciting news for you! Here is a free offer for tickets to the Puyallup Quilt, Sewing and Crafts Festival in November from Edie and Luc Roelens.

"As you know, we always go the extra mile for our customers. With this in mind, we have, this year again, obtained a number of FREE tickets for the Puyallup Quilt, Sewing and Crafts Festival, which takes place from Thursday November 15 through Saturday November 17 at the Puyallup Fairgrounds.

We have FREE tickets not only for you, but for all your quilting and sewing friends as well.

Just send us an e-mail with the number of tickets wanted and each and every name and individual address for all needed tickets, and we will happily mail them to each person separately."

P.S. You can also visit their web site at www.trimsonwheels.com

Friday, October 26, 2012

Road Trip - The Quilts of Krista Withers

 What to do on a nasty fall day in Seattle? Take a road trip with friends. We went to Vashion Island to the Island Quilter quilt shop to see the latest exhibit, Krista Withers'quilts. What a treat. The show is open through November 1st well worth the trip.
17639 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070 
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00 noon - 4:00pm

My favorite is Frankenquilt. Krista say's "Who knew that you could improv English Paper piecing". My favorite as well as hers.

The innovative quilting adds so much interest

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Creative Quilter

Creative Quilter the staff is friendly and helpful.  Not a big box store which I like.
21110 Meridian Avenue East  Graham, WA 98338
(253) 262-3230

Friday, October 19, 2012

Simple Surfaces with Quilters Anonymous - Seattle WA

Guild members learned that applying foil or paint sticks to silk or cotton is easy, fun and permanent.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Durham Orange Quilters' Guild

Spring time fun with the Durham Quilters!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Shopping in the LA Fashion District

Found a new to me store.Target Trim Corp. 
The  LA Fashion Distruct spans 100 blocks. It’s all there: textiles, beads, buttons, trims, apparel and accessories for the entire family,  even  flowers.The trim and fabric vendors bargain, especially if you offer cash, not so true for the bead stores.  Check out the easy to use web site: LA Fashion District.

And I only went a little over budget!


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

From Art Nouveau to Pop Day-Glo: Levi Strauss Advertising As Art

 Classic American illustration is presented in many forms, but is always recognizable. Bold colors, finely detailed drawings, and a nod to popular culture are the hallmarks of the design aesthetic adopted by fine artists, commercial illustrators, and designers. San Francisco’s own Levi Strauss & Co. took this to heart when it created and patented the first blue jeans in San Francisco in 1873

Lighter Blues 1953
The Owners Favorite Pair 1899
American Way with Pants 1978
Western Wear Catalog 1959

Still in love with the Airort Art at SFO

Deities in Stone: Hindu Sculpture from the Collections of the Asian Art Museum

Truth is one; the sages call it by many names.
—from the ancient Hindu scriptures (Rigveda, I.164.46)  c. 1700–1100 BCE

[detail] The Hindu deity Ganesha  c. 1200–1300; India; Karnataka state; schist; Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Avery Brundage Collection; B62S14+; L2012.0801.023

Images of deitiesare used in private shrines by individuals or families, at grand festivals attended by millions of adherents, and in India’s hundreds of thousands of Hindu temples. Hindu temple sculptures are not mere adornment, they are fundamentally important to the temple’s form and meaning.
Kalyana Mandapa (Marriage Hall) in Jalakanteshvara Temple, View of outer enclosure  c. 1875–1925; India; Vellore, Tamil Nadu state; collodion silver print, printing-out process; From the Collection of William K. Ehrenfeld, M.D.; © Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. Used by permission.;2005.64.543; R2012.0801.074

Friday, October 5, 2012

Finishing up a Project

Looking to clean up my studio for serious sewing this fall, I found these trial blocks leftover from a recent quilt project.

Now it's all quilted and ready for a new owner..

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue WA

Bold Expressions: African American Quilts 

Ends October 7, 2012

My favorite
This exhibition showcases more than fifty quilts made throughout the American South between 1910 and the 1970s. Stunning color combinations and distinctively free patterns epitomize an artistic vision that is unique to the American folk art tradition. African American quilts, made entirely by women, are celebrated for their bold improvisation and modern take on traditional quilting patterns. Many of the quilts are made from materials that were readily available to the makers, including flour sacks, old blue jeans and work clothes. This early form of recycling and reuse was a necessity that became the foundation for unique expression. The exhibition also explores a variety of construction techniques and quilting.