Monday, November 20, 2017

Story in Stitches

While I was in Auburn, NY, for the opening of Quilts=Art=Quilts, I got to see another exhibit at the Schweinfurth Art Center. Drawn and Stitched Spaces (Amanda McCavour) was exhibited in their upstairs gallery.
I’m not sure you can tell from the picture, but the hands you see are stitched (as is the entire exhibit). The work is amazingly detailed.
This was my favorite part of the exhibit. This “flower garden” was suspended from the ceiling by almost invisible threads. The completely stitched “flower garden” floated and swayed as viewers passed by.
These two different “rooms” were totally made of stitches and suspended. The viewer could walk around the exhibits and see both the front and the back of the different works. I have NO idea how she did it, but I really enjoyed seeing it.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Retreat Time AGAIN!

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend a retreat hosted by Lora Nale at the lodge in Santa Claus, Indiana. We had a great room and
a great vendor—The Village Mercantile of Boonville, Indiana.
We also had a great Show & Tell. I didn’t get pictures of everything, but I got these. Some people worked on TINY projects. This ENTIRE pineapple block is 2” square. The bottom picture is of the back of the foundation sheet. I added the bobbin so you could get a feel for the size. 
I worked on my current project. I got a lot done.
There were lots of quilts, wall hangings, and home decor items. There were improv quilts, kaleidoscope quilts, and I Spy quilts.
There were 9-Patch quilts, miniatures, and tiny hexies.
There were charity quilts, bed quilts, and baby quilts.
There were Christmas presents and 30s prints quilts made.
There were sampler quilts made.
There were bright quilts and earth-tone quilts.
 There were gifts and decorations made.
There were quilts with LOTS of little pieces and appliqué blocks.
There were quilts made of batik fabrics, mystery quilts, and gifts for grandchildren.
“Window” quilts, pineapple quilts, and table runners were made.
The top quilt is a Dutchman’s Puzzle, but the maker said she kept getting the name mixed up and kept calling it a Drunkard’s Path. She has decided the name will now be the “Drunken Dutchman!”
What happens at retreat stays at retreat!!!
...and a good time was had by all.