The art quilt is a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sweet escape

St John USVI

I was going to post some winter wonderland type of photos for Mondays inspiration but with all the winter storm disaster predictions on the news channels for tonight and tomorrow in the more northern areas of our region, I decided to go with some tropical photos to provide a sweet escape from the winter weather.  Stay warm everyone!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Winter Trees

Good Monday Morning Everybody,
I thought I'd post some photos I have of winter trees to start off the New Year.
I have been contemplating what can be done to bring people in our region together to share their thoughts, ideas, creativity, and  things they like to do.  We live in a very diverse and geographically large area which makes get-togethers difficult. Do you sometimes feel like you are working in a vacuum?  Do you wonder what other artists do for inspiration? Are people hobby art quilters or are they earning an income from their art quilting?  What kind of art quilts and/or fiber arts are people interested in?   I'm sure you could think of dozens of other questions you would like to ask.  Perhaps you have a business you would like to let others know about such as a long arm quilting business, or fabric dyeing or classes and student tutoring.  Well, this could be a great opportunity to get the word out and also to find out about others.   I am thinking about starting a monthly feature on our blog which would feature one individual each month in a sort of getting to know you format.  Here's how it could work.  If you are interested in being featured, you can e-mail me and I will send you a list of short questions to answer.  You can pick out 5 or 6 questions from the list, e-mail your answers to me along with a photo or you, perhaps some photos of your work or information about your services, etc.  Then, on a first come first serve basis, I will feature one person each month on our blog to introduce that person to the rest of our region.
Anyone interested?
How about e-mailing me or writing comments on this blog with your thoughts and also some questions to ask others that  you are curious about.  Some examples of questions could be;  Do you have your own studio space? and if so, what are some of your favorite features of your studio.  Are you in other art quilt groups or a traditional quilt guild?  Are you engaged in other types of artistic expression in addition to art quilting?, etc.

Looking forward to hearing from you!!!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year

Good Morning.  I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and are now ready for a fantastic 2015.    Lorie and I have several ideas for getting members of our region to know one another and I will post more about that later.
For now, I want to wish everyone a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous, and Creative New Year!
In celebration of new beginnings, I'd like to share some sunrise pictures with you for inspiration.


Bridge to Emerald Isle at sunrise

Until next week..