Summer/Fall 2018 Happenings
Summer 2018 — where did it go? Fall 2018 is quickly fading. Oh yes, I remember a few creative projects.
A Very Special Commission
My first summer project was creating 8 textiles (5 houses and 3 skyscrapers) for a Southern California hospital, pediatrics/women’s unit. Each quilted textile was framed and hung in groupings. Below are my skyscrapers, before framing and mounting. It was such a fun project!
Flying Geese Pattern, or How to Go Crazy with Diagonals:
Another entertaining project was my attempt at the traditional “flying geese” pattern using a fun and colorful fabric collection. However, my interpretation quickly got out of control.
My Adventure With the Welsh Folded Log Cabin Pattern
My next new thing: the Welsh folded log cabin pattern. After the workshop with Tonye Belinda Phllips, at the Stitchin’ Post, Sisters, Oregon, I was totally addicted. With 357 squares, I finished it and entered it in the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Can you imagine how thrilling it was for me, a newbie quilter of 5-6 years, to see my “Square Dance” quilt hanging on Main Street? Now, I realize they take all comers (around 1,400 quilts) so this is not a big deal, but I was still jazzed.
Local 14 Art Show & Sale — Creative Craziness For Me
Finally, at the end of September, I participated in the 51st annual Local 14 Art Show and Sale. Since I had a major administrative role in the event, artistic activities took a back seat. Even with that, I did manage to pull together a limited collection of quilts.
Time to Relax: Road Trip!
Finally, it was time to drop out for a few days in the Eastern Sierras. Beautiful mountains, crisp fall air and endless blue skies are guaranteed to clear out one’s mental stress and clutter.
Sleeping in, not having to answer emails every hour, a day with no deadlines, and a beautiful Northwest Indian Summer. Easy living for sure.