Drcember, 2014: November was a great month. I taught at Art Quilt Tahoe which was great as always. Lots of beautiful clean air, early morning walks, great students and lots of after hours fun. Thanksgiving was marvelous, a trip to northern California to spend the day with family and go house hunting! Even found a great place, now just have to sell my home here in Santa Fe.
I am starting my on line course, Color, Composition and design in January.
If you would like to join me for this fun and educational course for 8 lessons on formal art considerations go to teaching tab and sign up.
Looking forward to the month of December working in my studio, making a quilt for my cousin to cover her with love during her chemo treatments, two quilts lined up for my development of my new “Artful Log Cabins” class, too much fun, and working on a new big quilt based on my acrylic paintings.
November, 2014: I have returned from what seemed like a marathon teaching schedule. Houston Quilt Festival was super.
I got to visit with my two best quilting friends Libby Lehman and Yvonne Porcella along with a ton of others. My classes were full and fun and the food was fantastic.
We had a booth for Alegre Retreat and my best girlfriend Randalyn Perkins came to help me with the booth when I was in class, Maureen Hendricks was there too, she is the hostess of the Alegre Retreat. www.alegreretreat.com Then directly from Houston to Art Quilt Tahoe which is in the most beautiful location right on the lake.
Great class, small but powerful and we had a great time.
Each morning was fill with an early morning walk with Sue Benner and others who would brave the cold early morning.
Now home for the winter season. I give a two day class on a new subject – Artfull log cabins- at the Santa Fe Quilt shop and that should be good. Then Thanksgiving in Northern California. We are going house hunting!! Going to move back to my home town of Eureka California. I am so excited. So if you know of anyone who would like to live in Santa Fe I have a beautiful home for sale complete with the most wonderful studio and a huge shop for a mechanic or a sculptor. 11 acres of New Mexico land with dramatic views. So now I am working on staging my home and packing up.
I am having a sale of all of my quilts! so go to the quilts for sale page and take 40% off the prices you see there.
So now to a few months of being home and enjoying my studio and my paint studio.
October, 2014: It is fall. I love fall! I love the cooler temperatures and my walks with my dogs out in all of the colorful leaves. My quilt for Quilt National was not chosen for the show. Bummer here is the quilt I call it Terraqueous – of land and water.
I am organizing for two big shows. The Houston Quilt Festival where I will be teaching two, two day classes, giving a lecture and also helping man the booth with my best friend Randalyn Perkins for the Alegre Retreat.
Then after the Houston Show I fly directly to Tahoe for the Art Quilt Tahoe quilt conference. One of my favorites. Then it will be time to slow down and enjoy the winter season. One of my favorites because there is not much teaching and traveling in the month of November and December and I get to spend a lot of time in my studio. I would like to get back to painting again so I am planning on fixing up the garage, where I paint, so that I can paint through the winter cold. Just a little heater should fix that up. So Enjoy the winter and keep in stitching and creating.