My show at QuiltWorks is in full swing for the month of March. You can see a lovely slideshow at the QuiltWorks blog. Last Friday night was quite an experience! I had such a good time. It was great to see so many friends there and to hear from others who have seen the show during other times. These first photos were taken before the show started. Above is the first thing you see when you walk up the stairs.
Some more views of the gallery.
Above you can see Diane and Mary Ann, the lovely and talented ladies who hung the whole show and created and served the amazing food.
The food is always to die for and last Friday was no exception. There was a St. Patrick's Day theme.
Come along and I'll show you some quilts that haven't made it to the blog before.
Above is a quilt made by my mother and I for the Hammond Family Reunion in 2000. We designed and created this through a long distance collaboration. There are signatures on the diagonal blocks. It lives at my parent's house.
This one was a collaboration with my sister and I and made in 2003 for my parent's 40th anniversary. The photo panel buttons to the back of the quilt. The blocks in the quilt are state blocks representing the states they had lived in up to that point. There are state birds and flowers in the border. Now they live in Oregon and next year is their 50th anniversary. How will we top this!
This quilt is Maui Beach Houses, made during our year in Maui and finally finished 5 years later. It's paper pieced. I like it, but I'm not likely to do that again!
This is another quilt I made for Ryan when he was little. I love the applique on this. It's from a commercial pattern.
This is my quilt, Crossroads of Sedona, made in my workshop with Rosalie Dace. I'm so glad it's finished so that it can be in the Sisters Quilt Show this summer. It was very experimental for me and includes all sorts of techniques. I combined hand and machine stitching and quilting in all the blocks.
On the right are two mini quilts I finished just for the show- Studying with Gwen I and II. These were made in a class with Gwen Marston. I just needed to quilt them and decided to do it by machine so it went fast. I like the top one best.
Zig Zag finally got done and this one was hand quilted. This started in the Liberated Amish Challenge with Tonya Ricucci. I love it so much! When I found that border print I knew it needed to be on this quilt.
Above right is a new one called "Little Red House". This one started in a class with Tonye Phillips. This one is also machine quilted.
A Tribute to Gwen, was also started in a class with Gwen Marston. I feel that she is my greatest inspiration and totally a "rock star" quilter. I love this piece even though it doesn't lay flat. Luckily, you can't tell that the way it's pinned on here.
Here are some candid shots from the evening.
Guild member Jill.
My parents enjoying the anniversary photo panel.
Michelle and Erin.
Teresa (and friend), Sarah, Jenn and Myria.
Karen, Sarah, Jenn, Erin and Susan.
Dad, Mark and Ryan.
Marilyn, co-owner of QuiltWorks, does the raffle.
Thank you to everyone who came and for QuiltWorks for putting this together! It was a blast!