Monday, March 10, 2014

Dallas Quilt Celebration 2014

Wow! It's been an exciting weekend. 
The Quilter's Guild of Dallas' quilt show has ended. 
I was honored to be asked to show a special exhibit of my quilts.

I took everything off my walls and borrowed from my friends 
to collect enough quilts to hang this exhibit.

My parents drove in from Baton Rouge, LA for the weekend. 
My son Berek will be joining the Navy as a Submarine Communication 
and Electronics Specialist on Tuesday, so they come to wish him well too.

Berek posed with his quilt.
All I Want for Christmas...

And so did Jon.
Jon's Big Adventure

When I agreed to the exhibit I didn't realize I would be asked to lecture as well. 
Speaking in front of a crowd is way out of my comfort zone.
My friend suggested I talk about all the challenges 
I have done over the last 25 years.

I had four quilts entered in the Judged show.
The Omelet Sisters, 36 x 21”
Inkjet printed by on hand-dyed sateen.

The leaves were painted with Seta color.
We had four chickens for about six months last year. 

Jimmy’s General Store - 19.25 x 29.75”
Whole cloth, inkjet printed by to illustrate
 the poem "The Doorway of Another Decade" by Beth Honeycutt.

It won an honorable mention in the small quilt category.

Kamon Odyssey - 81 x 94”
I worked on the blocks from 1999 to 2009.

 The blocks are from the book Circles of the East by Kumiko Sudo.

 It was beautifully quilted by Carla Hamm this year.

The Year of the Horse - 42 x 42"
This quilt was made for the Twisted Stitcher's Red Challenge.

The red chopsticks blocks were from an exchange. 
The gold organza horse was appliquéd and embroidered.
It won an honorable mention in the wall quilt category.

My "It's a Bug's Life" challenge block won a blue ribbon. yeah!

I worked with four friends on this group quilt.
4@40 commemorates the 40th anniversary of the dye retreat we go to each year.

I pieced this quilt for our guild president, Judy Kriehn,
and Carol Morrissey quilted it.

I'm so glad to be a part of this wonderful show. 
It's such an honor to be surrounded by such talented friends.

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