Friday, August 27, 2010

Second Home Quilts

Second Home by Deb R. 2009, 18" x 18"

Kim wants your Second Home Quilts for a display at the San Diego Quilt Show. She asks that you ship it to her by September 8th. Which means:
1) Find it. (You may have already given it to her.)
2) Get her address from her email of May 8th or August 13th or the yellow sheet.
3) Ship it.

Second Home by Mata. 2009, 18" x 18"

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sue's Studio Tour

Sue F. writes to tell of her upcoming studio tour in Gualala.

North Coast Artists' Guild Studio Tour

Enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery that the northern California coast has to offer while visiting the personal studios of many of the area's most unique and talented artists.

The 2010 Studio Discovery Tour takes place on Labor Day weekend (September 4-6) and the following weekend (September 11-12).

This free, self-guided tour along a 30-mile stretch of Highway 1, from Sea Ranch to Elk, is the perfect way to spend a leisurely day or an entire weekend. The participating artists you meet along the way are happy to demonstrate the making of their art and share their unique vision.
Click here to read more about it:

Click here to see more about Sue's part in the tour.

And see her webpage by clicking here:

Friday, August 20, 2010

Another Group Photo

This one's dated 2005.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Nancy's Retrospective

Floating World I: By Daylight Still Dreaming 1981
"Picture yourself on your back watching milkweed seeds float off into the sky."

We sent our stringer Georgann to Vermont to report on Nancy H.'s retrospective show at the Vermont Quilt Festival in June. She said it was fabulous. It was fun to see Nancy talk about her quilts and Georgann was pleased to see how many Pt. B. influences float through her work.

Maple Leaf Rag 1984
"...The cut-out corners of the New England four-poster bed quilts...hint at the shape of Japanese kimonos."

The quotes are Nancy's from the catalog.

Fitzgerald Rag 1995
"The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, near Half Moon Bay, California, is a maze of tide pools full of starfish, sea anemones and sea urchins begging to be interpreted in spotted and dotted batiks. This quilt...uses a variable geometric shape I learned from Ruth McDowell, the irregular tessellating quadrilateral."

Quarry 1990
"Obviously I like doubles entendres and quests. From the interiors of apartments glimpsed from Prague stair-streets, I somehow ended up in Maine."

Streambed 1999
"The ancient shibori "pinebark" pattern is now known in the USA as Japanese Puzzle. Using a Sierra Club photo of leaves floating on water in Acadia National Park in Maine, east mets west meets east again."

There were forty-nine quilts in the show. Georgann photographed many. More recent quilts will be posted soon. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

More Pics from England

While traveling in England in June the PtBonitaites went window shopping on London's Portobello Road, the antiques district.

They came across a shop named All Saints

They don't sell sewing machines. They are actually a clothing chain.

They just display the machines.
Bettina says they bought them from a factory going out of business because they thought they'd make an interesting display.
And they do.
Thanks to Brenda and Bettina for the pictures

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Trip to Ireland & England

Several PtBonitaites traveled to the British Isles to see the quilt exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Bettina and Brenda took these pictures. In the town of Quilty, Ireland they found a place to hang at the Quilty Tavern.

Bettina, Brenda & Carmel

They saved the V&A till last. Bettina's far-away stare might indicate that she is ready to go home.
The two women on the right are Emer in the front row and Maeve in the back, Irish friends of Bettina's.

Kathy S in Emer's shop

Emer's been quilting on this Feathered Star for some time.

There was scenery too.

They saw a show about red in Wales. Here's a stack of Turkey red.

Had tea (and Coca Cola) at Bath.