Monday, June 25, 2012

Workshop Ruminations

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to take a workshop (called Earth Elements) with Linda S. Schmidt.  She was a wonderful, energetic teacher, sharing a rich variety of techniques with us for landscape quilts.  We worked with lutradur, cellophane, tyvek, puff paint, various paints and paint powders.   The surface embellishments will provide a lot of material for further exploration for my abstract themes.  Not only a fine teacher, Linda is also quite a prolific quilter.  Thanks to Westside Quilters for inviting Linda teach for the group!

Painting landscape elements.  Photo by Sally Wright

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Processes

In progress detail - Linda A Miller

A new ink drawing piece is in process.  Originally intended as a smaller quilt, it has grown to medium size. I am taking the time with the hand quilting and embroidery now. The slow hands on work suits me. As with previous pieces, this drawing was painted on the cotton center section.  Then the borders were machine pieced.  Who knew that I would become so caught up in the black and white theme that began earlier this year?  I am loving the simplicity.

On another note, I just finished reading "Fire Monks" by Colleen Morton Busch, written about the 2008 California wildfires that swept through the Tassajara Zen Center.  An excellent read.  Timely in light of the fires now burning in Colorado, New Mexico and other areas,  one coming close to the Shambhala Mountain Center.  May everyone near all these fires be safe. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

May You Be Healed

This prayer flag is for one of my oldest and dearest friends, Elizabeth Dailey, who is having surgery today. Send her good wishes.  May the healing begin.

May you be healed...May you be whole...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

House Quilt Project Reminder

This worthwhile endeavor, the House Quilt Project, has created over 60 12" x 16" house quilts for Furnishing Hope and the Wounded Warrior program.  Jamie Fingal, the project coordinator, has put out a call for more quilts.  See the SAQA Blog for details.  Contact Jamie if you are interested in participating.

My House Quilt Project donation from last fall... about time for another...


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