Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Breast Pockets

Melanie Testa has challenged her artist friends to make 1000 breast pockets as a testament to women who chose not to have reconstructive surgery after breast cancer. I decided to join in her endeavor, and have made 18 pockets to honor friends and family. Eighteen is a spiritual number in Judaism. It is believed that the letters in the word chai add up to 18, so chai and the number 18 are symbolic for life. 

This project turned into a meditative activity for me. Caught me off guard. My sister, Ellen, passed away in 2001 due to breast cancer. For a long time, I could not deal with the breast cancer issue. As the years have passed, I am now able to acknowledge the villain that breast cancer is, and fight it in my own way.

 Here’s to my friends and family that have fought and are still dealing with the villainous ways of breast cancer. These pockets are a symbol of my love and admiration for you.

 Here's a link to Melly's blog: Melly's Breast Pockets

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Art Mastery 2012

Did I mention that I am studying with Jane Dunnewold in her Art Mastery 2012 class? So far we have had two sessions, and I am having a ball! Learning some great surface design techniques and getting to know a great group of women from all over the place. Here's a sample of some of the dye work we have been doing.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Group Quilt Heading to Houston

Excited to say our group quilt, Balancing Act, will be heading to International Quilt Festival in Houston this fall. It is always a great time working with my quilting buddies-Kathy York, Barb Forrister, Connie Hudson, Susan Storey, Frances Alford and Leslie Jenison!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

SAQA Benefit Auction Donation Quilt

I would like to share with you my SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) Benefit Auction Donation quilt. I hope you will take a look at the other wonderful quilts that have been donated at this link:

Perhaps, you would consider bidding on a quilt online. The auction opens online on September 10 at 2:00 PM EST.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Where does the time go?

Seems like only yesterday I posted photos of my village house. Thought  I would be a little more vigilant in posting to my blog. Well, in honor of Daylight Savings Time, I will commit to updating and posting to my blog more often.