Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Thank You, Karen

I enjoyed seeing "walls" and reading your personal quilting story in American Quilter Sept 2012 issue! Gwen

Friday, June 22, 2012


Due to traveling I just received April/May Q Arts and enJOYed Karen's article! Gwen

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Awesome Karen and JOYous....!


thankyou ladies because of you and the word "JOY" I have a peice in Quilting Arts magazine!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Congrats Phyllis on your quilt Peeper making the Denver call for Entries!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Hi ladies, loving the recent posts!
Very colorful Transitions, Phyllis and touching to our hearts on your Escape
And I love the simplicity of your Escape, Betty though I'm sure it wasn't simple to make!
I am in CA for another month? Without my machine ... so I am working totally by hand...haven't done that in many years and it reinforces how much I enjoy machine quilting!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

 Well, we are getting these done, little by little. I decided to paint, and threadpaint  my granddaughter's gleeful face as she is surrounded by birthday balloons, emblematic of life's major transitions

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Transition - Shifting Shapes

Here is my simple response to the Transition theme. "Shifting Shapes" was fun to create.

Escape - Run Away

Here is my response to the challenge theme Escape. The name of this work is "Run Away". That's one of many ways to escape.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Escape as a theme (kinda like sky) actually made me think of the opposite, and I decided to make a tribute to my mother, who would like to escape from the progressive limitations of her mind. Names tend to escape her, as does short term memory. I was hoping that her ability to express herself through her once incredible paintings would remain, but the last time we painted together, her flowers were muddy, unfocused, and clumped tightly together. And she could't really tell what was wrong, but knew it wasn't right. So now, even as her paintings are being honored with a show in the Oregon state capitol building, those neurons  are also gone.
 This piece will probably go to Ami Simms' alzheimer auction once we've finished with our project here.