Saturday, April 28, 2012

CUAC exhibit opening night!

 It was hard work trying to get the chalkboard into the cabin.
 At this point, I really didn't think they could do it.
 They ended up taking off one of the legs and then reattaching it.
 My side before I started.
 A long afternoon of drawing on the board.
 With Huginn Arason the artist who arranged this project.
 The graffiti artist's side unfinished.
 And then finished.
A view where you can see both sides at once.

An artist from Iceland, Huginn Arason, was invited to exhibit at the Central Utah Art Center
His idea was to combine graffiti artists with quiltmakers.  An elaborate chalkboard was constructed. The graffiti artist was to draw a word that begins with re on one side and also have a quilter draw block designs on the other side.  It will be an ongoing display, drawings erased and then redraw by other artists.  I volunteered to do the first quilt design for opening night.  What an experience!  I had never really drawn much on a chalkboard before.  I choose not to use a ruler, rather draw the quilt patterns freehand.  I really haven't had a drawing type class since probably Jr. High.  The project was well received at the opening reception last night!  I was pleased to be a part of the project.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I am a featured quilter!

Me, Sandy and Lisa B. having dinner at last year's festival!

I am going to be teaching at the Panguitch Quilt Walk in June.  It is always a lot of fun!  They have all kinds of things that the whole family can enjoy.  I especially like the Chocolate Fest!  I just found out I am featured on the Quilt Walk blog this week!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A wonderful visit from some great friends!

 Fun with Friends!

Lisa and Sandy came to stay at my house before the Pie Plate Patterns spring retreat!  We had a good time!  We walked up Canyon Road to do a Geocache with the "boys".  A good time was had by all!  My photos didn't turn out very well, so these are Lisa's.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Quilting in the Aspens

 Just outside the dining room.
 Sewing area.
View from the sewing area.

Wendy Liddle invited me to do a trunk show and a demo for a quilt retreat at Aspen Grove.  I had never been there before and so this was a nice adventure.  Everyone was so friendly!  The venue was absolutely gorgeous!  I had a wonderful time!  Thanks Wendy and friends!