I took a Zoom workshop with Irene Roderick!

Irene Roderick workshop day 2

Irene Roderick’s workshop was called Dancing with the Wall. It was an improvisational process class. We were limited to using only two solid-colored fabrics. Each of the quilts that the students made were very different from each other. This is mine at the end of the two-day class. I have quite a few blocks or components, but they aren’t sewn to each other, yet.

Here is Irene’s process: 1. Place fabric or component on wall 2. Step back at least 6’ to really see how it acts (reverse magnifier works) 3. Audition in several places 4. When satisfied, leave on wall and move to next component 5. Repeat.

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Photos from my reception

On January 8th at St Albans, I had a wonderful reception for my quilt show. Here are a few photos from that afternoon. The show has 47 of my quilts and will stay up through February 28th. St Albans Church is at 1501 Washington Ave. in Albany, CA.

Show 1

Show 2

Show 3

Show 4

During the reception I gave a short tour of the quilts in the main hall.

I’m available to give personal tours of my show, Monday through Thursday, by appointment.

 

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I taught a hamsa class in person!

Foil Hamsa RH 1

Today I lead the Netivot Shalom Rosh Hodesh group in hamsa making. These are hamsas by my students. They are made from 36-gauge metal foil. I’ve really missed teaching in person! I told them a little about the folklore of hamsas, but we had so little time that I didn’t do my usual lecture. I also have done text study from the Talmud on amulets in past workshops, but there wasn’t time for that, either. Here are more photos of my students’ lovely hamsas.

Foil Hamsa RH 2

Foil Hamsa RH 3

Above are drawings by past students, not just from today, of hamsas as they were designing them.

Foil Hamsa RH 4

Foil Hamsa RH 6

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Reception for my quilt show!

East wall St albans
Show.1

You are invited to my reception on Sunday January 8 from 3-5 PM. I’d love to see you there, rain or shine! I’ll serve cookies baked by me, and savory puff pastry goodies, baked by my sister. There will be other food and drinks as well.

I have a solo quilt show up at St Albans Church! There are 47 quilts, from 12″ x 12″ to large wall quilts, all by me!
It’s at 1501 Washington Ave. Albany, CA. The show is up from December 3 through February 28. Open during the church administrator’s hours, Monday through Thursday from 9 AM- 2 PM. However, Pamela, the church administrator, isn’t always there during her hours. Sometimes she works from home. I recommend phoning or emailing the day before to make sure she will be there to unlock the door. The church phone number is 510-525-1716. Pamela’s email is info@st_albans_albany.org.
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Go see my solo show!

 This is a photo of the east wall at St Albans. I hung two mizrachs there! East wall St albans
I have a solo quilt show up at St Albans Church! There are 47 quilts, from 12″ x 12″ to large wall quilts, all by me!
It’s at 1501 Washington Ave. Albany, CA. The show is up from December 3 through February 28. Open during the church administrator’s hours, Monday through Thursday from 9 AM- 2 PM. However, Pamela, the church administrator, isn’t always there during her hours. Sometimes she works from home. I recommend phoning or emailing the day before to make sure she will be there to unlock the door. The church phone number is 510-525-1716. Pamela’s email is info@st_albans_albany.org. Also, you are invited to my reception on Sunday January 8 from 3-5 PM. I’d love to see you there!
at St Albans
I hung this 12″ x 12″ quilt in this spot because it was small and because it went well with all the red on that wall. After hanging it, I realized that I’d just hung my quilt about September 9th when the sky was so smoke-filled that it was dark all day, above the fire extinguisher!
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New/old papercuts!

It’s been a while since I’ve done papercutting. However, I just added several papercuts to the papercut gallery which you can access from the menu bar at the top of my blog. I made most of these a long time ago but hadn’t added them to the gallery. Here they are:

S of S papercut

I made this as a final project when I was taking a class on Hebrew calligraphy. The text is from Song of Songs. If you look closely, some of the green fig leaves are on top of the lattice, and some are behind it.

Simchat tarah flagThis is a flag for the holiday of Simchat Torah.  The words say, “Rejoice and be happy on Simchat Torah.”

mizrach for Sukkot

This is a mizrach for our sukkah.

Ellie Bday card

This is a more recent papercut, made as a 70th birthday card for a friend who has two cats.

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Octopus’ Garden

Octopus Garden

I’m just finishing this challenge quilt. For the SF Quilt Guild’s March 2023 show there is a challenge to make a 20″ x 20″ quilt inspired by a Beatles song. This is Octopus’ Garden. If you click on the image, it will get larger so that you can see it better. My original idea was to make disappearing hourglass blocks for the under the sea part, and cloud/sky fabric above. After I bought the three fabrics that are in this quilt, I changed my mind. The sky fabric didn’t go with the ocean fabric, and the ocean fabric was so busy, I didn’t want to accentuate that by cutting it into blocks.

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Regina’s baby quilt!

Regina quilted front

I finished this baby quilt for my new cousin, Regina. It has been sent and received, so now I can share it. I’m especially pleased with how the back turned out. I love this rainbow triangle fabric!

Regina quilted back

 

I did all the quilting on my home machine with a walking foot.

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Postcards!

As one of the leaders of EBHQ’s Quilters Gather, i’ve said that i’m always willing to be added to the postcard exchange if there is an uneven number of registrants. This month i sent a postcard to someone in Ohio who has been attending our meetings on Zoom. She sent me a lovely postcard!

postcard from Ohio

Here is the postcard I sent her. It’s a wonky basket ala Gwen Marsten.

basket

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Wise One

Wise One

Look what just arrived in the mail! It’s the little silk quilt I made in 2019. It’s been traveling all this time as part of a quilt show called, Eye Contact, sponsored by Sacred Threads.

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