Sunday, August 26, 2007

But, as I was saying I went to Nashville with my friend Hiedi Miracle ( and we met Rebecca Reasons Edwards there. There really weren't a lot of quilts there though, but I did enjoy the special exhibit, "Expressions". I had thought about submitting something to it but (of course) didn't seem to get my piece finished in time! Basically, Nashville was just an excuse to get a lot of quilters to come and shop. This really wasn't a problem to me as I loved it! You of the big "finds" of the show was a couple of great artists, Debbie Bates, Liz Kettle, and Terry White. They were in the WonderFil Specialty Thread booth. Debbie and Liz wrote a book (which I bought) Stitch Journeys and I think are the wholesalers here for WonderFil Threads. I really loved the look of their threads and purchased quite a bit of it. I am going to play with it in my Journal Quilt that I am working furiously on for Houston. Terry White was demonstrating the threads and how where they cool. She has several videos out on thread painting and I bought one and can't wait to get into it. She was so talented!

Another view of my very messy studio! I am blessed that I have a large workspace. I love my stuff!

I left my extremely messy studio this weekend to go to Nashville and see the AQS show. How can I even move around in there, well, it takes creativity!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

This is my thread purse. It started out as a vase, but I think it is turning into a purse. It is done with a water soluble a little wool roving and several spools of thread. I am going to try and get a friend to take a close up photo. I love thread painting.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Here is my Hope quilt, I haven't decided what to call it yet. either, "You are not alone" or "The Dark Night of the Soul". I like the basic design, but still think that I should have spent a little more time in the design phase. It doesn't look finished!