Friday, October 18, 2013

Teaching can be fun!

Last week I had the joy of presenting my lecture, "You Mean I Can Mail This?" at the Baytown Area Quilt Guild in Baytown, Texas.  This is such a friendly and welcoming guild that I enjoyed myself thoroughly, both before, during, and afterwards.

This one-hour lecture is about creating and mailing fiber-art postcards, which I have been doing for years.  It's so much fun to both send and receive these tiny works of art!

My dear friend Sharon Dixon, of Katy T-Shirt Quilts, accompanied me to be my "right-hand man," and also enjoyed the hospitality of this very fun guild.  Here are a couple of pictures from the evening.

Here is the display for my lecture,
"You Mean I Can Mail This?"
featuring fiber-art postcards received
from many friends, as well as my own.

This next picture is a bit fuzzy, but it was the best that Sharon's dear hubby could be expected to do with my cranky little camera.
Earlier that afternoon, Sharon and I
discovered that we like the same shirt!
Tracy Williams, Program Chair of the BAQG, posted this very nice write-up in their Newsletter:

Linda Teddlie Minton is a mixed media fiber artist who works out of her San Antonio studio. She often creates her own hand-dyed, painted, and manipulated fabrics for use in her art quilts.  

Surface design has led to further explorations in hand-crafted jewelry, watercolor and acrylic painting, as well as beading and bookbinding.  She has had work published in Karey Bresenhan’s book, Creative Quilting: The Journal Quilt Project, as well as in Quilting Arts Magazine.  Her small fiber-art group, FiberVoices, has also been profiled in the Quilting Arts October/November, 2013 issue.

She shows and sells her work in several Texas galleries, currently at The Copper Shade Tree, www.coppershadetree.com.   Her past and current work can be seen on her blog at http://fiberreflections.blogspot.com

Linda’s current passion is for small thread-painted pet portraits, and actually enjoys getting her hands messy with paints and dyes.  (She has virtually no paint-free t-shirts left in her closet!)   When asked how she balances her personal and professional life, she sometimes answers with a quote from Alice in Wonderland … “I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.”  Join us for a wonderful evening with Linda Teddlie Minton.

Thank you so much to the lovely Baytown Area Quilt Guild (especially to Program Chair Tracy Williams), and to my sweet friend and running buddy, Sharon Dixon.

2 comments:

  1. Wish you would do this lecture in Houston - I'd be there for sure!

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