Thursday, March 31, 2011

Teaching the Teachers

On Monday I had a wonderful opportunity to teach a Fusible Fabrics workshop to art teachers in the Winston-Salem Forsyth County school system. It was so much fun! I took in tons of fabric choices, some already fused and some not, a bolt of fusible web, some examples of my work and several issues of Quilting Arts flagged with sticky notes of some of my favorites. A couple of them had used fusible web before but it was new to others. As always, I love seeing how people react to using fabric as an art medium! One of them said she felt like a kid at Christmas! That's how I feel about it too :)

Here are some shots from the day. I didn't get a picture of all of the pieces, but everyone did really good work! What's really exciting for me is that they will take what they learned back to their classrooms and the love of fiber art will spread.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Guess What!?!

I'm on page 26-27!!!!

VVBG!  :)

Hurry! Don't Miss This...

Time is almost up! PAQA-South has made the "receive by" date a "post mark date" to give as many people as possible an opportunity to get their work entered.

The Professional Art Quilters Alliance-South (PAQA-South)announces its eighth Annual Juried Exhibition of Innovative Quilts: ARTQUILTSmovement

Movement evokes moods as varied as the individuals contemplating it. Rhythmic strains of music, the flow of language, lithe dancers, or public change and social advocacy; all are examples that encompass the meaning of movement. Are you startled by a sudden movement, drawn in to the quickly moving plot of a good book, or feel the pulse of your heart as bloods flows through your veins? Military maneuvers, the inner workings of a watch, and a well-oiled machine all portray this basic necessity of life: movement. We invite you to share your interpretation of Movement in quiltart form.

Exhibit Opens: May 20, 2011

Postmark Deadline for entry: March 19, 2011

Entry Fee: $15 for PAQA-South members, $25 for non-members for up to three works submitted.
Prospectus here:

Size Limitations: No larger than 40 inches wide and 60 inches high.

Contact: with questions.

Note: ARTQUILTSmovement will be judged via unenhanced digital image, only.

The PAQA-South International Juried Exhibition: ARTQUILTSmovement will open in the Allenton and Siemens galleries of the Durham Arts Council of Durham, NC.

May 20 – July 24, 2011: Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC

It is possible that the show will travel, so please be sure to check the entry form as to whether or not you give permission for your piece to travel with the show, should it be chosen.