QSDS Challenge

I had a blast making my four 12″ square quilts for the Quilt and Surface Design Symposium 2020! “The Challenged Ones” is a group of fabric artists that make 4 small quilts, following a theme, each year. 2020’s theme is 1, 2, 3, 4—any supplies acceptable. I am looking forward to seeing the group’s quilts in early June, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio.

Book-y Fun

I have been having fun working on a few simple books–repurposing 3-ring binders from the thrift shop. I am inspired by Ingrid Dijkers and her wonderful workshops–check out her class schedule http://ingriddijkers.com. One book is inspired by photographs of Maori women, circa 1890s. The National Library of New Zealand’s website contains numerous astounding and incredible images. The other book is inspired by all the cats and dogs I’ve had as pets since childhood. I have deep, over the top emotional attachments to my pets. The random black and white snapshots remind me of childhood, in addition to mourning their passing. The snapshots also remind me of my Mother, who had her photo album full of black and white snapshots from her youth. I loved looking through it as a kid and I also mourn her death.

Women’s Caucus for Art/Michigan Chapter

For the past three months I have been heavily involved in bringing an art exhibition to the Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery in Detroit, Michigan. My art group, WCAMI, hosts the show “The 19th Amendment at 100: Women’s Voices Then and Now.” Today is the final day for viewing the show. Thank you to all of the talented artists who have shared their voices in the exhibit–I have received many complimentary responses from attendees! I am most proud of our organization’s work to bring this show to light, commemorating the suffrage centennial.

Too Much Fun

I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon yesterday at the Charlotte Community Library, Charlotte, MI. An enthusiastic group of participants learned about the basics of Zentangle® and its’ delightful properties. Everyone did a fabulous job on their tiles and the Library provided us with hot cocoa, tea, and coffee–WOW! Thanks for all the hospitality CCL!