Saturday, July 31, 2010

Architectural Details

Detail on the Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, Germany

Handwerk window display in Stuttgart

Shopping area near our hotel in Stuttgart


Doorway dated 1545 in Zurich

Friday, July 30, 2010

Big Week for Guatemala Bound!

It's been a big week for Guatemala Bound!  Four quilts were finished, an older quilt donated, and I'm showing photos of one of the first finished quilts.  Above are two black white and red log cabins in slightly different layouts.  These are the "half" log cabins that only have strips sewn on two sides. 

Below are two more "Block-and-Lattice" quilts, again done in opposite fabrics: one flower block with plaid lattice and one visa versa.  See previous Block-and-Lattice quilts here.  This is a really simple quilt, but I like it alot.  It's a great way to use up smaller scraps.

I used another Leah Day design in the quilting on this one.

Another Housetop quilt is finished.  See previous Housetops here.

And last, here's an older donated quilt.

We're getting pretty close to the goal of 80 quilts.  I probably have 80 tops, but I have quite a bit of machine quilting and finishing left to do. Wow! Thanks again to all of you who have contributed.  It's amazing to have accomplished so much in a year and a half!

Monday, July 26, 2010

My Color Improvisations Quilts

So, the whole process of making the quilts and submitting for the Color Improvisations show was Top Secret.  But now that the show is open, we have permission to show the quilts.  So, here are my three quilts that are in the show.  All photos are by Mark Frey.

Tangle, 89" x 88"

Tangle, detail

Tumble, 86" x 87"

Tumble, detail

Canopy, 70" x 70"

Canopy, detail

Canopy, detail

Saturday, July 17, 2010

I Just Returned from Germany

Color Improvisations at the Haus der Wirtschaft
Stuttgart, Germany

I just returned from Germany where I attended the opening of Color Improvisations.  What a fabulous trip!  Twenty-two of the twenty-six artists in the show came for the opening.  The facility is beautiful and the opening was well-attended.  There are quite a few photos of the event and the quilts on Flickr.  Also Terry Jarrard-Dimond has quite a few photos on her blog.

The show was in this beautiful area one floor above the ground level.

Here are two of my quilts. Tumble is on the left and Canopy on the right.

Here I am with Tumble.

Here is Tangle, my third piece in the show.

A nearby window display advertises the show.