Monday, May 30, 2011

"Crater" Awarded Best of Show, Quilt National 2011

Crater, (81" w x 60" h)
Photos by Mark Frey

I just returned from the opening of Quilt Nationa 2011 at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio.  I was honored that my quilt, Crater, was named Best of Show!  You can see some photos of the show at Quilt National's Facebook page.  You can purchase the catalog of the exhibition at the Dairy Barn Shop or on Amazon.  The show will be on view at the Dairy Barn through September 5th.

I had been notified that I'd won a prize but they wouldn't say which one.  When I walked in the Dairy Barn on Friday afternoon, my quilt was right in the middle, the first one to be seen.  Kathleen Dawson, the director of Quilt National, was standing right there.  I said, Gee, I got such a great space!  She said, For a reason, then pointed me to a sign on the wall that listed all the prizewinners.  I was all choked up and teary-eyed. I was in Quilt National in 1987, then had 10 rejections over 22 years before I made it into QN09.  It feels great to be in two shows in a row, and to have such a wonderful recognition of my work.  Persistence pays! 

Crater, detail

Friday, May 13, 2011

See Cynthia Corbin's Work at the Latimer Quilt and Textile Museum in Tillamook

My friend Mary and I took a drive to Tillamook on Mothers' Day.  Our main objective was to see Cynthia Corbin's exhibit, Surface Tension, at the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center.  Go there!  It's well worth the drive.  The show is up until July 3rd. 

Cynthia Corbin at the Latimer Quilt and Textile Museum
with Sun Screen

The Oregon Coast between Tillamook and Canon Beach.

Kayakers enjoying the day.

The haystacks at Canon Beach.  Could the sky really be that blue?

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Portland on a Sunny Day

I took a few photos while at OHSU in Portland last Wednesday, one of our few sunny days this year.  In the photo above, Mt. St. Helens is in the distance.  Below you can see Mt. Hood to the east.

Friday, May 6, 2011

May Handwerk Fabric Club Selection Now Available to Ship

Warm is what we're all wishing for here in the Pacific Northwest.  It's been a cold, wet spring.  Time for some warmer weather!  Warm consists of a medium pink with yellowish highlights, a lighter pink, barn red, tangerine, gold, and a cherry pink. Fat Quarter packages (1 1/2 yds. total) are $27 ($30 including shipping by first class post within the U.S.); 1/2 yard packages (3 yds total) are $54 plus actual postage to your location; 1 yard packages (6 yards total) are $108 plus actual postage. Warm is now available for shipping.  This is a limited edition, so not many packs are available. Email me at to order. Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal accepted.