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  1. Reception at Autodesk Gallery. Dinner at La Mar on the waterfront. And our first Uber ride back to the hotel made for an awesome last evening in San Fransisco.

  2. Who knew the airport here is a polling place?! Did you vote?

  3. Latest customer quilt off the frame. Love love love this one. Love the texture and the color. Puts me in a springtime mood.

  4. Well, just when I thought I was getting better, I woke up with a 101.2 fever this morning. I got into see the doc this morning and I have strep throat (AGAIN) on top of the flu. That means, 2 out of the last 3 years of getting a flu shot I have had the flu anyway. Hopefully, the meds will kick in soon. I don't have time for this.

  5. went to bed at 8:30 and up at 4:30 with a 101 fever and aches. yuck. I have NO time for being sick. This was not on my list of things to do this weekend.

  6. Lots of soup and auction items going on now until 7 at the Findlay Fire Protection District. Some really cool items here this year.

  7. The fog is awful tonight. It makes it really hard to see a dryer in the middle of the road. Just saying. #iamneverpullingatraileragain #ever

  8. Latest quilt off the frame for Mary Madoni. Love her quilts.

  9. My baby boy just got engaged to a beautiful lady. Congratulations David Cookson and Angela Carey. I'm so happy to see how happy you both make each other! Love you two!

  10. I just took this gorgeous Freedom Rings quilt off the frame! Love how this turned out. This quilt is up for raffle by The Woman's Club in Assumption, IL. Contact Barbara Freeman if you want to purchase raffle tickets or let me know and I'll pass along the info as I find out. The winning ticket will be drawn later this spring or early summer. I'm going to buy several tickets because I'd like to keep this one!! It's 88"x 88" so it would make a nice size bed quilt or look stunning on a large wa...

  11. Latest customer quilt off the frame. I want to keep this one. The pattern is Carolina Lily and it turned out lovely despite issues with fullness.

  12. Day #5 of the FB Art challenge. Today, I'm sharing three of my painted quilts. All of the designs on these are painted on wholecloth using fabric paints and inks. The purple dragonfly and the bird feeding have a fabric border added. the Framed Flowers is an entire (37x47) wholecloth quilt that was white and has been painted entirely using a variety of paints and inks. These are so thrilling for me to do. I've a long way to go to perfect this technique, but these have been great fun to work o...

  13. It's Day 4 of the FB Art challenge. Today I'm sharing three of my quilts that hold a special place in my heart. Each of these have been displayed at Paducah. Each is my own design. I used trapunto in each design and Sunflower Stars was the first time I'd attempted that technique and it was the first quilt I entered at Paducah. I now teach the trapunto technique to others. The best lesson I've learned is to always strive to undertake something new or perfect a technique that you love.

  14. Thanks Emily Love for the gift card. Dinner was great!!

  15. Just found out I'm going to San Francisco in April for business! Looking forward to visiting sunny California again.

  16. Ok, it's Day #3 of the FB art challenge. My how time flies! :-) Today, I'm sharing some of my computer generated art. These are renderings I created in a program called Autodesk 3ds Max. It is used by engineers and architects to create renderings (images) of their CAD drawings. You see a lot of this type of thing on home improvement shows. It's a graphics and animation program used to not only produce photorealistic renderings such as these; but also, to create special effects and animati...

  17. It's Day #2 of the FB art challenge. I skipped a couple of days as I wasn't home, so I'll pick up where I left off. On Day 1, I shared some sculptures and fabric painting I did in the 70s. Today, I'm sharing some photos of a few quilts I quilted several years ago on my domestic sewing machine before I got my longarm. I like these because they were the first quilts where I didn't do just straight line stitching and where I realized I loved the process of quilting more than piecing. The two a...

  18. Its time for Day #1 of the FB art challenge thanks to Elizabeth Karnes! Each day for 5 days we are to post three photos of our artwork as well as nominate someone to join in the project if they so wish. I nominate LynnEl Springer to participate if you wish. Below are three photos of some items I made many many years ago - none are quilt related. The head sculpture and the vase were made in art class way back in 1973/74. I don't have any of my drawings or paintings from then, but do have a...

  19. Lovely quilt, pieced by Mary Madoni and quilted by me. Mary promptly picked this one up, so I didn't get much time with it after I took it off the frame. One of my favorites of hers. I don't know the name of the pattern, so I called it Window Panes.

  20. A cool quilt, pieced by Diane Myatt Wheeler and quilted by me. I was able to find a way to quilt the "boxed feathers" in one pass. I like how this one turned out.