Sunday, July 18, 2010

Beneath The Surface Special Exhibit at Long Beach

Beneath The Surface is a juried invitational exhibit curated by Jamie Fingal and Leslie Jenison. It features work by 37 Dinner At Eight Artists including Natalya Aikins, Frances Holliday Alford, Loris Bogue, Peggy Calvert, Phyllis Campbell, Paula Chung, Gerrie Congdon, Joanell Connolly, Cindy Cooksey, Jane Davila, Muna Elias, Jamie Fingal, Barb Forrister, Terry Grant, Desiree Habicht, Leslie Tucker Jenison, Pamela Price Klebaum, Sherry Kleinman, Jane LaFazio, Jayne Larson, Linda Teddlie Minton, Susie Monday, Jeannie Moore, Karen Stiehl Osborn, Rachel Parris, Judy Coates Perez, Yvonne Porcella, Wen Redmond, Karen Rips, Carolyn Ryan, Virginia Spiegel, Cynthia St. Charles, Sarah Ann Smith, Ann Turley, Terry Waldron and Kathy York. Each of the artists were interviewed and their responses along with a photo of themselves and their artwork can be found on the Dinner At Eight website. My interview can be seen here Treasured Waters pictured above is my interpretation of Beneath The Surface and measures 36 X 48. It is a 3Dimensional piece that is painted and dyed. You can read more about it here It is available for purchase through International Quilt Association. Please visit to learn more about this piece. Also, please visit for more information about the exhibit which will premiere at The International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, California on July 22-25 at The Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. July 22 (Preview Night) - 5-9 p.m. July 23 & 24 - 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 25 - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. If you are unable to come to the festival, you can preview Beneath The Surface special exhibit by visiting where you can read about each of the artists and see their artwork. This special exhibit has been graciously sponsored by Moore's Sewing Centers and Brother International. The exhibit will continue onto Houston on November 4-7, 2010 at The International Quilt Festival and will be sponsored by our own Iris Karp of Attached Inc. (Misty Fuse). I am so blessed and honored to be a part of this special exhibit and am really looking forward to seeing every ones interpretation of Beneath The Surface.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Feels So Good and Red Dawn

Feels So Good is a small abstract piece mounted on an 8X10 canvas. It consists of cotton layered with dyed cheesecloth, Angelina Fibers and ribbon. It is machine appliqued and quilted and just seemed like a "fun, feel good" piece. Haven't been in the studio for a while and it DID feel so good to be back in the swing of things.
Red Dawn is part of the small landscape series and is composed of cotton, wool roving, dyed cheesecloth and Angelina fibers. It is needle felted, machine appliqued and quilted with metallics and heavier 30 wt thread from Caryl Bryer Fallert's "Brytes' line from Superior. I have had this thread for a while but really haven't had a chance to use it. Have to say it quilts beautifully and I love the look of the heavier thread. Red Dawn is also mounted on 8X10 canvas. Both are available at the Copper Shade Tree Gallery in Round Top, TX. Please visit for more information.