I enjoyed "briefly" a little free motion fun on my Juki Virtuoso sit down machine, just before I left for Lincoln, Nebraska, to go back to the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. So far so PERFECT! I love being able to have a specific machine with this kind of throat space, to do my free motion on! It's heaven!
This is a small double wedding ring quilt I was playing with, something a bit different with color, I went subtle so that I could play up the quilting... The cottons are from Marcus Brothers, Pretty right? I used: Mist, Silver lining, Putty, Dried Cement, Whisper Rose, Moon Glow, Marshmallow, beige, cream, charcoal, and Almond. I think that is all of them... So soft and pretty together.
I'm back at Quilt House (IQSCM) for a couple reasons:
One, my quilts are still up! They are on view until June 28th.
Two. I'm a new advisory Board member of the IQSCM, and we had a two day board meeting, which included attending The New Wing addition ribbon cutting ceremony! That was fun to see and be a part of! Beautiful new spaces for quilts to be shown! YAY!! Quilts on walls! Must see more of this in all art institutions!
And three: I'm teaching today a double wedding ring class! YAY!!
There are some very inspiring quilts hanging. When I walked into the new space, all I wanted to do was plug in a sewing machine, and start sewing right there among all the quilts... I love when that happens.
Treat: Seeing quilts that I am familiar with from books, to seeing them on the walls in person, is always a treat. It's like visiting an old friend you haven't seen in a while.
Speaking of friends, making new ones, has been a highlight of this trip. Several of the board members I already knew, but it is the new friends you meet, who you already know you will connect with because of your love of quilts. Above, I met Annette Gero, from Sidney, AU... Very quickly, we learned we had a mutual friend, and all falls into place... I love when that happens!
Michael James is on the advisory board as well, and also has an exhibition of new work hanging in the main gallery. I was quite taken with this piece, straight away...The line, the RED, the orange... yes, I related very quickly to this beauty. Strong, emotional work. Please try to visit the International Quilt Study Center if you can, you won't be disappointed.
Schweinfurth Art Center this fall.
I'm off to teach! YAY!!! I get to sew!! Enjoy your Sunday!