I love my goldfish pond and I found this picture of it from last fall!
Oh BRRRRRRRRRRR.......... I think I like it better now!
A couple of days ago I had to scoot over to one of my favorite quilt shops and if you are ever in eastern TN you should check it out:
It is a fun place to shop, they have some really good quality fabrics and threads and some beautiful finished quilts. They also have a Quilter's Inn and have different types of workshops.
Its perfect when you need that hands experience and ordering on line just won't do. And its in a cool, quaint log cabin near two orchards!
Captured two beautiful inspirational scenes:
SAQA, the Studio Art Quilt Associates guild has a great collection of small quilts that have been donated to raise money for all the projects that this great non-profit group undertakes. The auction will be online from September 15 to October 4. Purchases help increase recognition for art quilts and the artists who create them while supporting SAQA's exhibitions, publications and education outreach. In 2013, the auction raised over $65,000!
Here is a collection I have selected from the many offerings to represent the "Feeling of Summer." All these quilts are on the SAQA website on page 3b of the quilt offerings. Go to www.saqa.com to see all the beautiful benefit quilts.
Summer is more than a season, its a feeling!
This is a great article on 7 ways to resize art for use in your quilt making! Read it and share it!
This is from Brenda G. Smith's wonderful blog!
The way I copied that you will have to copy and paste the address in your address line, but its worth it.
I have been spending a lot of time on some contest quilts that I can't show yet.... need to wait and see! But here is a sneak peek...
Visited Forbidden Caverns this weekend and it was amazing. I love the forms and shapes of the stalagmites and stalactites and see lots of inspiration for quilting stitching designs.
This is the river that flows underground and is under English Mountain.
Bats and other cave creatures supposedly live here but we didn't see any until the end when our guide pointed out a dessicated looking bat high on a cinder block wall.... I think he was a "plant."
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.