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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Comfort Quilts for Cats and Dogs


I just finished these two quilts for my veterinarian, Betsy Miller.  She uses the quilts when she puts the animals to sleep.  The owners are in the room and she wraps the animals in the quilt for comfort.  I just went through it this summer when I had to put my beloved Fatty to sleep.  It was very nice.  These will be my 2nd and 3rd one that I made for her.  You know how much I don't like traditional type quilting but, I just felt I needed to make these.


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Bigfork Bay Cotton Co. Class

Hi everyone.  Just wanted to let you know that I am going to be teaching a BFBCC class at the church across the street on Sept. 22.  9-3:30  Bring any of the patterns that you want to work on or let me know if you need one.  I can take 6-8 students.  I am going to charge $20.  You will buy your pattern if you don't already have one. This first day you will make your top so you won't need your sewing machine. Each pattern is different so some may be easier and faster than others.  I have open sews if you want to come back and work on it again or start to do the sewing. The first one after the date of the 22nd will be Oct. 13.  It is a Sat. Open sew days are $8. Please let me know if you are interested by Sept.1  Email or give me a call with any questions. artontherun@wi.rr.com

Monday, July 16, 2012

Daisy

 Hi all I have finished my first pattern.  Her name is Daisy and she will be debuting this weekend at the Quilt Show in Eagle River.  The pattern is 11" x 13.5"  I have made up fabric kits with hand dyed fabrics from Dye Candy and batiks for Daisy.  I'm taking orders too.. if you are interested please send me an email. 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Abandoned art

I joined a group called Art Abandonment on Facebook.. It started last week and has now grown to over 3500 artist. You leave your piece of art someplace where someone will find it. I made my first drop yesterday at Best Buy.. I left this altered ( larger ) playing card which I put in a clear envelope on a stove... This is what we put on the artwork. Many people have found the artwork of some of the artists and have sent messages to them. If you are interested in the group do a facebook search for Art Abandonment. This is a gift!!! It has been secretly placed here among everyday items simply for you to discover and enjoy. I am one of the many artists who want to share a small slice of what we love to do. If you are so inclined, please send a message to this address to inform us of it's fate.

Friday, May 25, 2012

My Auction Piece for SAQA

Lost Marbles
I was playing around with raw edge fusible applique and my circle cutter.  I found some fabric that I had painted and put salt on last summer to use for the background.  I cut out circles from a Laura Wasilowski hand dye and started playing.  After finding a good shape it looked like I needed something else.  So I added the lines.  I have never done any micro stippling before so I thought this was a good piece to try it on.. I love the way it turned out.  There are rays from the marbles and the stippling is inside the rays.  I hope this brings in some $ for the auction.  Please check out the auction dates and times here..
 http://www.saqa.com/news.php?ID=1186

Friday, April 27, 2012

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

This is a quilt I made for a challenge for Milwaukee Art Quilters called "Name That Tune".  The quilt was made from a photo I took at the Milwaukee County Zoo of the Lion Sleeping.  The quilt had to have some music notes in it so I dyed some black and white fabric to a brown to use for on his face.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Zak


This is my quilt for the West Suburban Quilt Challenge.  We had to find a paint chip that used our first letter from our first and last name.  I had Lagoon and Kalamata Olive.  We could also use Black and White.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

From Heartbreak to Hope

Heartbreak to Hope

This is very cool.. I have a quilt in this exhibit that is traveling to raise money for Alzheimer's.
"Heartbreak to Hope"
Hampton, VA
"Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope" continues its five-year journey across the United States with a stop at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXII, February 23-26, 2012.

The exhibit will hang at the Hampton Roads Convention Center (Greater Chesapeake Bay / Williamsburg Area).

Show hours are 10 am to 6 pm Thursday - Saturday; 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday.

"Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope" is an exhibit of quilts about Alzheimer's sponsored by the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI). Fifty-four small format art quilts (9" x 12") illustrate the disease from a variety of perspectives. They hang among 182 "Name Quilts," each 6 inches wide and 7 feet tall, which carry the names of more than 10,000 individuals who have/had Alzheimer's or a related dementia. The names of loved ones, written on fabric patches by family members and friends, honor the 5.4 million Americans in the United States struggling with Alzheimer's disease.