Monday, November 3, 2008

Peacock Incognito

Peacock Incognito 28 x 25 2008 Donna Starley
My sister Donna's 2008 Hoffman Challenge quilt which won 3rd place award in the pieced category- woo hoo. She paired small pieces of the giant peacock challenge fabric with metallic orientals in a flying geese drunkard's path variation (paper pieced). The hidden peacock parts inspired the title. This is her 2nd Hoffman entry. Congratulations from her very proud sister.
I have also entered the Hoffman Challenge twice (all four of our entries have been part of the traveling collections). And speaking of sisters click here to see my Quilting Sisters challenge quilt.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wasilowski Plum Basket

This is the newest addition to my art quilt collection: Plum Basket by Laura Wasilowski 2008.
The back is also a work of art so I decided to show them side by side. I scanned them in rather than taking a photo so they are a bit cropped. (click on either for a larger pic) Laura taught at the Utah Quilt Guild annual quilt fest last month. Her classes were very inspirational, educational and a lot of fun. My sister and I each took a class from her and made wonderful quilts. Thank you Laura.

Update: Laura recently shared this quilt on her blog in an ode remembering summer.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Moab Summer Quilt

Want to feel the heat of a Moab summer, here it is in quilt form. This is my corner of the world. Hand appliqued, hand quilted. Made for Houston quilt show 2006 Journal Quilt Project and shown there and in Chicago and Mass. Currently on exhibit at the Springville Museum of Art annual quilt show.

Monday, May 19, 2008

It is Official: I'm a Certified Quilt Appraiser

I haven't posted for two months as I've been quite busy. In April, I traveled to Paducah, Kentucky for the American Quilter's Society Appraiser certification classes and testing. It was quite a stressful and exhausting and wonderful experience and I am now the first AQS certified quilt appraiser in Central/southern Utah (one of the first two in Utah) . There are about 92 in the entire United States. I am very honored to join this highly esteemed group and very excited about where this will take me in my quilt appraising trek.

I want to publicly thank my family for all their support, especially my sister who traveled with me and made sure things went smoothly in Paducah. Thanks for the power lunch of deep fried Snickers bar.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Antique Quilt Blog

Recently I started a new blog to showcase my antique quilt collection and my quilt appraising activities. Please check it out to see a variety of quilts from early 1800's to vintage 1930's and 40's and everything in between. Below is a sneak preview of quilts that are already on the new blog or will be soon. From left to right: c. 1830 strippy flying geese with c. 1800 copperplate toile, c. 1830 9 patch, and c. 1850 strippy star quilt.

Here is another preview: c. 1840 Hickory leaf or reel, c. 1885 blazing star, early 1900's redwork

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Cyber Fyber Exchange

Here's the beautiful fabric postcard # 78 and Artist Trading Card #111 (ATC) I received from artist Susan Lenz in her Cyber Fyber art exchange. She made more than 150 postcards and 130 ATC's to exchange with artists and she will show our art in an exhibit in January 2009. "The focus of this exhibition is to highlight the influences of Internet access for today's fiber artists." There are still a few postcards and ATCs available to trade so hurry if you want to join in on the fun.
Both of the cards I received were made by cutting up previously made artwork. Don't know if I could cut up completed work but I definitely think it would be a good way to use UFO's (unfinished objects). Susan was able to make many pieces out of her old work and they are being seen around the world. Now I need to make my small artworks to send to Susan.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Scrappy Color Play Miniature

September 2005 Journal Quilt 8.5 X 11 inches

Journal Quilt Project - Special Exhibit Houston International Quilt Show 2005
Made as a sample for my sister Donna’s class, her paper pieced pattern called for 3 inch squares but I reduced them to 2.75 (eek) to fit this project. It is a mix and match sampler; there are 6 pairs of blocks with the same pieces but each twin looks different based on color placement. See if you can find the match for each block. Quilt awarded 2nd place in Miniature category at 2007 Utah Quilt Guild Annual Meeting (QuiltFest). The ribbon was much larger than the quilt. I gave this quilt to my sister for Christmas 07 so I guess I need to hand it over to her now that I have it scanned and posted. There is a pattern available.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Rocky Road

Collections have been discussed this week on QuiltArt, prompting people to post photos of their stuff so I'll play too. I collect quilts and this 1930's Rocky Road to Kansas quilt was made by my great grandma Isabella Rogers. I love purple and scrappy quilts and this is one of my favorites. The back is purple home dyed flour sacks. The quilt is being held by AQS appraisers/instructors Bobbie Aug and Gerald Roy at our appraisal classes in Idaho Falls in May 2005. I'll be posting more photos of my collection but you can see a few more on my June 07 posting

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