Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Tomato in July

Do you believe it. I picked my first tomato.

Generally, tomatoes show up in late September around here. The early May sunshine and warm temps kicked them into high gear. It' so pretty, I almost don't want to eat it but then again, fresh chopped basil and olive oil. Oh my!

Monday, July 29, 2013

A Walk in the Park

The Sisters Quilt Show planners held the special exhibits over to Sunday. What a gift to those of us who were hot and tired on Saturday. My favorite exhibit was at Five pines Conference Center. The Modern Quilt Guilds were featured. The quilts were hung from clothes lines stretched between trees. A wander among wild flowers and across the creek made the exhibit complete.

What makes a quilt "modern"?

Deconstructed Nine Patch by Jacquie Gering

 I Don't Wear Blue by Cinzia Allocca Allocca

A Very Long Conversation by Rossie Hutchinson

Modern quilters tend to 
  • use solid colors which gives the quilt a more graphic look.
  • use large blocks of a single fabric
  • use lots of linear quilting
  • use white space
I personally love the look of these and their titles. Totally fun, they are. But what I like best is that an entire new generation of women are doing what I love to do and that is awesome! Maybe what really makes it modern is the artists don't have grey hair:)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sisters Visit Brother in Sisters

The second Saturday in July, always... the Sisters. OR outdoor quilt show.
This year, my sister and friend, came from Kansas City to see the show.
We stayed with my brother who definately has a room with a view. That's the north Sister.

Up early on Saturday morning, we arrive long before the show officially opens. Why?
  • it's the coolest part of the day.
  • it's fun to watch the hanging of the show.
  • the parking is easiest.
  • the coffee lines are the shortest.
We parked near the Art Center only to find this sculpture. How fitting. How clever.

After coffee at Angelina's bakery, we headed over to the Stitchin' Post to watch some of the hanging.
Firemen from the area volunteer their time and ladders.

Then walk you must from one end of the town to the other and back again...until you are exhausted.
The weather was perfect, the quilts delightful. Inspiration abounds.