Friday, November 28, 2008

The Houston Update completed

At Last I have the opportunity to blog-ive been kinda sick lately so I havent kept up with much. Here are some images of the exhibit quilts in Houston-qnd I have uploaded my class pics too at the Flickr site. I have to say I wont be there next year but I'll be at the Long Beach Quilt Show-much closer! I was so sick in Boston that I really have been rethinking travelling at this point. I have got to de-stress first of all. I talked to my daughter yesterday and she is fine-way far away from the problems in India. Ive found it impossible to get a flight so I probably wont be going to India in january. I needed to get well anyways so maybe God and universe are helping me here! Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful and you could spend it with those you love.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Houston Quilt Show Report-finally...

The Houston Quilt Show was amazing-Ive tried to break it down into smaller portions-otherwise its sooo overwhelming! I think Im getting the hang of it now that its my 4th year! I roomed with Traci Bautista and we were in the adjacent hotel so it was really nice. The first day I did Open Studios for Quilting Arts-Pokey is so amazing and generous to us artists-allowing us to plug books and such. The second day was the first time I have taught the Book of Intentions fabric book with the second part of the day in the sewing room-check out what these amazing artists churned out-and this is just a small taste-PLEASE go to my Flickr site at the right to see more pictures-the stitchery on those Janome machines is incredible and you can really tell a difference when real seamstresses sew-hmmm unlike me. Such wonderful people and so willing to pack up all their stuff and schlep it to the next class-and then the covers !!-Just a few samples here-all were so colorful and inventive

I have a Book Signing at Barnes and Noble on Sunday, Dec. 7 th at the Edinger location in Huntington Beach. ( right off the freeway at Beach Blvd.)I'll probably be demoing as always-please come by and say hi and scribble with me.
I just booked an amazing retreat at Idyllwild Arts Center next July-Its about an hour drive from here and I will post their link at the right-that will probably be the last booking for 2009. What an incredible place and how lucky am I-oh and I just found out I will defintiely be teaching at the Long Beach Quilt Show-July 22-24. New classes-Watercolor look Florals for fabric!Look for more info soon! Next post will cover the quilts at Houston-wait till you see 'em!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Bit About ArtFiber Fest in Seattle

well, really Port Townsend which is this beautiful town I could see myself living in -if it werent cold and rainy alot! The fest is at Fort Worden-a beautiful view from my former barracks window-check my flickr link at right! I taught all three days and wow what a bunch of wonderful people-I did the Book of Intentions class for the first time-amazing books and great class and super intentions all round. Next year the Art Fiber Fest will be moving -in date and location-so check on the title above that will take you to Teeshas website and you can look up the scoop once its finalized-Im off to Boston and Absolutely Everything-a great store where I will be teaching Friday night, thru the weekend-must get back to packing!
BUT I wanted to tell a little about AFF-littered thru my pics are some of the show and tell night-I met Ruth Rae and Alisa Burke-they are so nice and so cute!!Their students cranked out such neato work-HAVE to take a class.
I had a day in Seattle and did the tourist thing in my 15 person van-that was fun-the only car the rental company had left -better than $100 a day at another company tho -so it was Lisa the Truck driver! parking in downtown Ballard and Seattle was a treat. I happened upon Ballard"s Farmers market ( Ballard is a super cool neighborhood in North Seattle) and yep I think its about the best one Ive ever been to-Fresh soups-great crafts, flowers ,breads and a duo called Raw Corn-accordion and vocals. pretty much a perfect day. Obtained a beautiful stained glass heart for my window of suncatchers. I only wish Kris were there to share it with -maybe next time-soon I will be joining her in India-got my shots -well some of them-need visa -need ticket-need time-oh no - I need to pack for this weekend's trip here are some pictures of the now famous van, the farmers market and my students work-nay.. i mean my colleagues work!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


ART FIBER FEST PICS are up-go to my Flickr Link at the right under favorite sites-the work was a mazing at this event- My colleagues taught me so much-more tomorrow-this uploading thing takes me so long to do-but I really wanted you to see this-Of course I still Have Houston to do too!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Updated Teaching Schedule on the Right!

YES Seattle and Art Fiber Fest pics and news to come along with Houston pics and updates-but first I have to announce some amazing new Teaching Appearances =Please check the list on the right-hopefully I got all the links correct on them-Im the Invited Guest Artist for LETTERS OF JOY in Seattle area next May!! -Ive also added dates in Tulsa, Wisconsin, Dallas at their famous fall retreat, Vancouver and Warmland calligraphers. Im getting so many teaching requests now -very much appreciated but I cant do it all and I think Im getting to almost full for 2009! What an honor!-Hopefully I'll get to more blogging tonight-Im off to the ArtBAr tomorrow for a day of cool tools.