Thursday, May 24, 2012

Block Eighteen is Here!

Carole Richburg Brown

Block eighteen is here! Or, it must be Mardi Gras time

Yes, I can count.  Christine posted her finished block ages ago but did not deliver it until this past Monday, so hers was block number 17 in the countdown.

Block eighteen arrived today from Carole Richburg Brown.  She titled it "A Really Crazy Dragon" - it looks like Mardi Gras time to me, so I guess it is a dragon at Mardi Gras!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A New Block on Mother's Day!

Barb Lind
Yes, it is true,  block number SIXTEEN has been turned in.

A truly good day, for many reasons, not the least of which was the receipt of this block, from Barb Lind.  Of course, she downplayed her stitching, "she only did borders".  But look at how well the breezy-looking blind stitching looks blowing through the columns, like the remnants of sparklers.

FIVE blocks to go.  Wow.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Fat Mail

Elizabeth Brandt

Fat mail can only mean one thing since it wasn't a mother's day present. Another block has arrived!  

Today's arrival hails from the hands of Elizabeth Brandt and has graceful lines of plain stitching and fancy work in the circles. Yummy.

Pretty soon we can start the count-down.

Who is next?

Hoping to see many of you at the opening festivities for The Artist as Quiltmaker XV at FAVA in Oberlin on Sunday, May 13, 2012 from 2 to 4 pm.  It is a good opportunity to save on the postage by hand-delivering your completed block (no pressure).


P.S. from Christine...
I'll be in Oberlin on Sunday. Can't wait to see the AQM show!

Sue Jones reminds us that Evolution of a Quilt will be up in FAVA's south gallery, and Liz' show at Ginko Process as Partner as will be up, too.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

A Good Day

Kathleen Van Meter

Ruta Marino wrote to tell us that Kathleen Van Meter has sent in her block
Ruta writes, 
"a good day

Not only did I see a fabulous fiber show with two of my favorite fiber artists, I got another completed block (at 7:30 am this morning, so it took me by surprise)

Kathleen Van Meter decided she should continue the hand theme from her workshop block, so once again, we see the beauty of simple stitching.  My math is always suspect, but I think we are 14 down, 7 more to go.

wow,  what a terrific group we turned out to be.

now, more on the other reason it was a good day.

Kathleen, Sue Jones and I drove down to the Dayton Art Institute to see  Changing Landscapes: Contemporary Chinese Fiber Art, on view until June 17.   wow.  it was well worth the trip; if you can find a way to get down there, do it.
mostly outstanding work.  tapestries, needle punch embroideries, lots of wrapping (yum); snow crystals made out of fishing line, 45 pieces, I think.  wow, wow, wow.  a few weavings that were stuck in the 70's and 80's, but mostly, fabulous.

and Maya Lin's 8000 tons of wood 2 x 4's in her installation, Flow, also on view until June 17

also worth the trip, as is the installation of the crates it was shipped in, and the video of the 5 day installation process, with a list of how much wood, how many crates, how much each crate weighed, total weight, how many installers, how much coffee they consumed."