Saturday, April 18, 2015

SAQA Indiana meeting.

 Friday I had a pleasant day in Indianapolis at the
Indianapolis Museum of Art. The Indiana SAQA
met to discuss a show we will have at the IMA
in 2016 honoring the quilt life of Marie Webster.
"Dialogues: Contemporary Responses to Marie
Webster Quilts."
We had a great lunch meeting led by
Daren Pitts Redman and Kate Lenkowsky.
 It was nice to renew acquaintances with other
fiber artist from Indiana. We try to meet a couple
of times a year. Next meeting will be in
 Lafayette hosted by the FibR group.
 The meeting was very informative and
helped me gain some insight into what
I can create for this show.
Marie quilted with a pastel palette and
was a traditional quilter. She created patterns
for others to follow. You all know I cannot
follow a pattern and have not done pastels
Something new for me. A good stretch.
 Lively discussions were had by all.
 We finished up with a tour led by 
Niloo Paydar through the fashion exhibit
Cutting-edge Fashion: Recent Acquisitions.
 .Niloo Paydar is the IMA's curator of
Textiles and Fashion Arts.
I enjoyed how passionate Niloo Paydar was
about fashion and textile
and so knowledgeable about fashion through
the ages. Next post I will show you some
of the unique fashions.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sunrise Sunset swiftly flow the days.

 The oak trees are still bare and hopefully will bud out 
soon. The grass is green though.
There is still plenty of beauty to look at.
 That can become art quilts
 Painted and stitched,
 A pile of boards makes and interesting composition.
Then there is always the neighbors wood pile.
Someday he will run out of trees to cut.