Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sea Scape

Take 20 second-grade children, their two teachers, and two dedicated Moms named Christy and Libbie ... mix them all together with a longarm quilter, some beautiful batik fabric, and a bit of threadplay, and you get ... Sea Scape! Click on the image for a bigger view.

This was a customer quilt that I thoroughly enjoyed working on. The children's enthusiasm and joy in creating their sea animals was definitely catching, and I tried to keep the essence of their innocence in the threadwork. The wall-hanging is 50" x 70" and is to be auctioned off to raise funds for the school.

The children are adorable, of course! I've blotted out the names for this web image, but each hat has its owner's name printed on it.

It's Not A Quilt ... Or Is It? Opening Night

The Copper Shade Tree Gallery held it's Opening Night celebration of "It's Not A Quilt ... Or Is It?" on Friday, February 6, 2009 in Round Top, Texas. I can honestly say that "a good time was had by all"!

Above is Gerald and Debbie Tobola's son Tim, with his lovely friend, whose name I'm sorry I've temporarily forgotten!

Sweet Sherry and Steve Yarborough, my neighbors, came up to Round Top to see the show, and are flanking my "EyePod", which tickled their funnybones.

Kay Tobola, above, is a funny and gracious lady who helps Gerald and Debbie with anything that needs doing, during these opening nights. She is a lot of fun!

Jo Sweet enjoys a glass of (?) and conversation with a patron.

Hannah Mallon and Mary Ann Littlejohn join forces for a sip and a giggle.

Owner Gerald Tobola gives my brother Don Teddlie the lowdown on the Arts in a small town and a big world.

Gerald always has a smile for everyone. He is one of the most fun people I know.

Tim and his Dad ... wonder where he gets his good looks from? ;^)

Tim did the beautiful oversized postcards for the show again this year ... thanks, Tim!

Sweet Debbie is hard at work behind the counter, as usual ... I could barely get her to take time to grin for the camera, and by the time I clicked the shutter, she was already back at work!

My dear friends Connie Fahrion, Leslie Tucker Jenison, and Mary Ann Littlejohn. What a group of talented women!

Carol Moore, Me, Leslie Jenison, and Virginia Spiegel. Carol (from Canada) and Virginia (from Illinois) are in Texas for a month's stay at Karey Bresenhan's Great Expectations Creativity Center, as Artists in Residence. I was so thrilled to have them come for the Opening Night. They are both a hoot-and-a-half, and I can't wait to see what they have been working on.

And last but not least, here's a pic that Leslie sent me from her camera ... me, Connie and Mary Ann at the end of the evening.
The art quilts / fiber art from this show can be seen at the Copper Shade Tree through the end of February, and I will also post a few pictures here at a later date.