27 February 2012


This little quilt will be on its way to my Aunt Marie today. We just lost my young cousin Ryan to a massive stroke. He did go for it in his life, but was not given very much time. Forty-something sounds very young to me nowadays.

This is a slightly reconfigured version of a commercial pattern, so not really my design.

13 February 2012

Art project #2--Hawaiian petition against annexation

This quilt (40" x 40") is pieced, stenciled with blended paint sticks, hand echo quilted and machine lettered with the 1897 pettition against annexation text submitted by women of Oahu. Completed in about two weeks, it represents some very concerted work each day. Phew!  I intend to enter it into the GVSU Women's Center Art Show.
The text reads:

Petition Against Annexation
To His Excellency WILLIAM McKINLEY, President, and the Senate, of the United States of
GREETINGS:-- WHEREAS, there has been submitted to the Senate of the United States of America a Treaty for the Annexation of the Hawaiian Islands to the said United States of America, for consideration at its regular session in December, A.D. 1897; therefore,
WE, the undersigned, native Hawaiian Women, citizens and residents of the District of Kona Honolulu, Island of Oahu, who are members of the Women’s Hawaiian Patriotic League
of the Hawaiian Islands, and other women who are in sympathy with the said League, earnestly protest against the annexation of the said Hawaiian Islands to the said United States of America in any form or shape.

02 February 2012

Kiwi's Nocturne in Beneath the Southern Sky exhibit

What an exciting week! My 40cm by 100cm work called Kiwi's Nocturne: Stargazing through the Veil was accepted into a juried exhibition called Beneath the Southern Sky that will be visiting at least 8 shows/galleries/conventions. Do have a look at the Facebook page for the exhibit for the teaser pictures. The online gallery is coming soon.
I also managed to finish my mother-in-law's quilt (in the picture here) and get that in the mail. It is called Springtime.
Meanwhile, in class I've been busy on the background and stenciling for the next assignments (this time I'm working a Hawaiian theme). I've been stenciling using huge freezer-paper cut in the style of Hawaiian applique quilts. The studio smells like paint sticks.
By the by, I've been using Fuziboo lately (fusible cotton and bamboo batting) and I have had good results.