Monday, June 14, 2010

2nd Place Award in Art Exhibit

Good things sometimes happen when you least expect it! On a lark I entered a quilt in a local art show, the Artist League Annual Salon at the Florida State University Gallery- Tallahassee, Fl.

The piece is called Lifeline and I had designed it a few years ago, after a year long hiatus from creating art. It represented my "lifeline" into making quilts again. Not sure why but I had never entered into into any venue until this one came around.

But much to my surprise it won 2nd place. And, it was judged against all types of art -- sculpture, painting, etc.....

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Thinking Outside the Box

Where old skool architectural tools meet the process of completing a quilt....

Went to the studio space at the School of Architecture yesterday. I needed a table large enough to use for squaring up my latest quilt.

Had a eureka of the arcjotecture students from the Spring semester had left behind a drafting table. I was able to use it to square up the quilt, it was narrow enough to fit on the table.

How convenient it was to be able to use the table and the parallel bar to draw parallel and perpendicular lines along each side of the quilt!

Awesome moment!