Friday, February 27, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
My main sewing machine got sick the other day. I figured that wasn't too bad because I had a back-up. So I pulled out my back-up which is a wonderful old sewiing machine that belonged to my mother-in-law when she was a young woman. I have had it serviced a couple of times. I knew it was delicate so I set out to work on a really small project. Just eyes on the face of my new project. Just eyes! how much harm could that do.
It was sewing beautifully. Then the paddle started to stall. The motor felt hot, so I guessed it was running hot. Stepped away to another project for a while, let it cool off and back to the eyes I went. Then I smelled smoke. The foot paddle was fully engulfed in smoke. I unplugged and could see a full day of sewing gone. Oh well, there's always hand quilting.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
$0.99 Calendar SALE!
I am glad to say that I am down to just a few calendars left. I am sad to say that I am down to just a few calendars left. Talking about mixed emotions. On one hand it is good that I have almost sold out and on the other hand I may not have enough for you if you don't hurry.
So for all of the people that meant to get a calendar but forgot and all of the people that couldn't afford the $15.00 original price and for all the people who just heard of my calendar and all the rest-they are now $.99 plus shipping and handling at www.obaquilts.com/calendar.html
Monday, February 16, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Our Black History Month exhibit opens today at Bloomingdale's in Lennox Square Mall and Perimeter Mall (Atlanta, GA). Are we excited you ask? the room can hardly contain us. We are ecstatic! I haven't seen it yet but I am so excited to see what they did. Our art is so full of lively color and Bloomingdale's doesn't seem to relate to lively colors. The store was beautifully brown, beige, and black. One thing is for sure, our quilts will stand out no matter what they do with them.
Saturday I speak at the Martin Luther King Jr. Branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Library. I have my list of quilts to take for show and tell. I'm packing the stands, artist info packages and the like. Always hoping for a big crowd.
Sunday will be something different. A sister circle has invited me to exhibit and tell my stories at the Arts Exchange. A dear friend is having a baby shower at the same time. Sorry that I am going to miss that. Maybe I'll tell an extra story with the new baby in mind.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Here are the details!
President Obama: A Celebration in Artquilts
Montgomery College Cafritz Art Center, 930 King Street, Silver Spring MD. Open February 9 through March 5, 2009.
Opening Reception February 13, 6 to 9 p.m. Gallery PH: 240-567-1368 . PARK IN THE FENTON STREET MONTGOMERY STREET GARAGE . there is no onstreet parking in this part of Silver Spring on a Friday Evening.
Regular Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This show, organized by Sue Walen, is an exhibit of artquilts created by an all-volunteer, grassroots, multi-ethnic group of fiber artists from all across the United States and as far away as Australia. The work in this show is a tribute to our new President, in gratitude for the hope and inspiration he has brought us.