“Rainbow Poppy”

It’s almost done!  Rainbow Poppy is disperse dyed onto soft  satin.    I     manipulated a digital photo of a poppy and played with it on Adobe Photoshop Photo Elements 5.0.

I am very pleased with the way it is turning out.  I’m almost done with the machine quilting.

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Indiana Heritage Quilt Show – March 5 – 7, 2009

It’s almost here!

The 18th Annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show will be held at the Bloomington, Indiana, Convention Center,  March 5 – 7, 2009.

"String of Pearls" by Mary Buvia

String of Pearls by Mary Buvia, 2008’s Best of Show  winner

For more  information, go to: http://www.ihqs.org/index.html

“View From the Park” is Done!

I have been working on “View From the Park” for some time now…..

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Done!  Well, I still have to add the sleeve and quilt label.

Now I am quilting “Poppies”.

Photo to come.

New Quilt Show in Shipshewana, Indiana

The Shipshewana Quilt Festival, new annual quilt show, will be held  from June 24 through the 27th in Shipshewana, Indiana.

Get the info here:

http://www.shipshewanaquiltfest.com/

The Passing of Giles Wright

Giles Wright was an African American historian,  who  was a Black History scholar, passed away on February 6th.  His studies  included the myth about the Underground Railroad’s  “Quilt Code”.  His critique about this subject is here on Kim Wulfert’s web site:

http://www.antiquequiltdating.com/Hidden_in_Plain_View_-_The_Secret_Story_of_Quilts_and_the_Underground_Railroad.html

The  Courier-Post article about Mr. Wright, including a photo,  is below:

http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20090206/NEWS01/90206024/-1/NLETTER10?source=nletter-


Here is The New Jersey Star Ledger‘s article:

http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/jersey/index.ssf?/base/news-12/1233897991302820.xml&coll=1

And Kim Wulfert’s blog:

http://quiltersspirit.blogspot.com/2009/02/giles-r-wright-my-dear-friend-mentor-in.html

Take a Quilt Quiz

This site has some quizzes about quilting.

This quiz is fun! It’s to see if you are a fabriholic.   Go to:                    http://quilting.about.com/library/fabriholic/bl_fabriholic.htm

Try taking this quiz about the structure of quilt making.  It’s interesting:

http://quilting.about.com/library/structurequiz/bl_structure_quiz.htm?nl=1

You may not agree with some of the answers.

There are other quizzes related to quilts at: http://quilting.about.com/od/stepbystepquilting/a/quilt_quizzes.htm.