Thursday, April 19, 2018

sunday morning blues

40 1/2 by 49 inches
Made from reclaimed shirts
Pieced back

Monday, April 09, 2018

up on Hannah's wall

My niece send me a photograph of her living room. I made the H quilt for her graduation. The purple one on the couch I made about 20 years ago.
Love to see quilts being appreciated by the next generation!

Saturday, April 07, 2018

hanging quilts

Andy hung another of my quilts today.

Monday, April 02, 2018

blue plaids

Made with reclaimed plaid shirts using the unmatched nine-patch technique I used to teach.
A shirt was given to me this morning by a friend so, shall I make another?

I made this top at least 12 years ago. I had it quilted at least 5 years ago. St Pauls is sending a work crew to Puerto Rico and is having a fundraising auction, just the impetus I needed. The binding is a leftover piece of another quilt binding. Now, some precious handwork time to finish it up!

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Happy Easter!

The white paraments are up for their first Easter use.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

a trip to China!

Eve and I traveled to China over my spring break, spending 5 days in Shanghai and 4 in Beijing. Eve's having lived in the country and ability to speak the language made her a wonderful traveling companion.
Lynn and Echo's mom
We explored the South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market with the mother of Eve's classmate. Eve had a coat made and I purchased scarves and a bit of cotton fabrics that are already making their way into my piecing. The Propaganda Poster Art Center was very interesting to look at the posters and remember corresponding US and China events in the news during my childhood. The Long Museum and Spin Ceramics were great visits. And, we took a soup noodle cooking class!
Spin Ceramics
Making Shanghai Soup Noodles!
In Bejing we went to Love Linen People, located in the hutongs. The 798 Art Zone was a really interesting place. And, of course, The Great Wall and The Forbidden City were amazing.
I must say I spent most of my time saying to myself,"I can't believe I am in China!"

A wonderful trip.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

St Patrick's Day is a a fine day for a wedding

And, this year we get to celebrate our 34th anniversary for a 37 hour day!
(I traveled from Beijing back to Andy in Chicago today.)