Blog for 2019
A look back at my creations and news for 2019!

The downside to being on the studio tour is that I don’t get to see anyone else’s work, except my neighbor, who is a fabulous potter. Labor Day Weekend is when annual event occurs, with about 35 artists opening up their homes to strangers and throwing themselves out there. It’s a pretty vulnerable feeling. People select studios from all over town that they want to visit. I am the only quilter on the tour, so the odds are in my favor that if they are coming up the driveway, someone in that car likes quilts.

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It’s very hot, usually. For Taos, anyway. The sun bears down on my precious quilts…I worry about that. And then the wind whips up, as usual, around 2:30-3:00, so all the quilts have to come down. And it ALWAYS rains at least one afternoon. (two, this year). You’ve never seen 15 quilts come down so fast….clothespins flying.

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The first morning, it takes Rick & I about an hour and a half to get them all up. Much less time the next 2 mornings as we know where everything is going.

Some of these were repeats from last year. I certainly don’t make enough quilts each year to provide all new ones. But I love seeing my old quilts.

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Look at Zoomer there…so sweet. This will be his last studio tour, I’m afraid.

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I did finally sell ol’ Georgia, The Giraffe. I’m always happy when a quilt is in a good place and not rolled up on my spare couch.

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On to the inside…This year, I sold way more quilts than little purses. Opposite of last year.

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Although both these wall hangings were for sale, neither sold. I’m sort of glad. I can always make another one, but I really like these – not quite ready to let them go.

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This was day 2. Everything that was on the wall for day 1 sold before I even took pictures!

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This was definitely NOT for sale. My handpieced gem. Can’t imagine letting that one go.

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However, this DID sell and I am SO happy. It’s a great quilt, but I made it for the challenge, and didn’t really want to hang onto it. YEY!

So, although it’s a lot of work, it’s nice to be a part of the art community for a weekend. This week, I am in Paducah, Kentucky at the AQS quilt show. I’ve put all the photos I took into my Flickr account. I didn’t photograph every quilt, just the ones I really liked, or (parts of) ones that had some element of quilting that I’d like to try. I was lucky to get 3 quilts in the show. Pretty wild. You can view them by clicking here.

We also visited North Carolina last weekend for a wedding. It was so fun, but I miss these people…….so much…..

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