I was fortunate to be able to drive to and from Pasadena for my second QuiltCon (the first was in 2016) with my Bee Modern San Francisco Quilt buddies. In addition to seeing fabulous quilts and taking fantastic classes I was able to visit my daughter at UCLA. A bonus was seeing her dance at halftime the UCLA Women’s Basketball game and spending a mom-daughter day at LA museums and restaurants.
There is so much visual and creative stimulation at this show it’s impossible to absorb it all. Here are just a few of the quilts that spoke to me:
Woot! I’m very excited to have won 1st Place for Visual Impact for “Quilt Melt” in the New Quilts of Northern California exhibit at the Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) 2017!
This fall, I have both kids away at college – my daughter, a freshman in her first dorm at UCLA, and my son, in his first house as ajunior at University of Puget Sound. Both will have new quilts for their rooms!
Started in June, this was my first entirely hand quilted quilt. Made from scraps leftover from our new queen-sized bed quilt, I had fun whipping it together, but it took months to quilt (and a lot of binge watching TV!) I love the look, but think next time if I’m going to do all that work I should use thread that makes sure you can see it! I originally called it “Be Positive” but renamed it “Proton” in honor of my son who is a physics major in college.
One of my first quilting attempts about 5 years ago from a photo much older than that. The picture is of my kids (the two little ones) with my brother’s boys on a family trip to Lake Tahoe. I loved creating the shapes of their little bodies, clothing and hair. The two middle boys are now well over 6 feet tall and both taller than the oldest on the left. And my daughter is now a tall beauty herself! I gave this to my mom, the “Gran Gran” and “DooDa” of all four kids.
Posting some things I made a while back in 2012 as gifts for family and friends. Everyone loves a portrait of their dog!