Sounds of the Mountains
Vivian writes on her blog that she won a second place ribbon with this quilt at a recent TriCounty Art Show.
She's a faithful blogger with two blogs.
This one is for her art
And on her other blog here's a post about PT.B
"It was great with the longer days. Got a great view of the full moon over San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge with the city scape in the background on the last evening. Definitely doing it again. Definitely keeping one gal to a table. "
"Definitely taking names and reserving space for the first Sunday in August 2012 (the 6th, I think) to the second Sunday. The room configuration will be 12 in the newly named Sweat Shop (formerly Scissorhands), 20 in the to be named formerly known as The Factory and 6 in Fat Quarters, as long as I can be guaranteed those rooms with that configuration. That's a total of 38, possibly 40. We will not have exclusive use of the facility, which worked out fine this past week."
"The 11 gals at the retreat have a guarantee of return. I have approximately (haven't unpacked yet!) 8-10 gals on the wait list. I will take up to 60-70 names in total. I will move outside the Point Bonita list to look for other gals in a few months, if I don't reach my numbers."
"It's all done by machine. I have a Bernina industrial machine in my studio and it's a [real.] work horse. I've only burnt it out once. [laughs.] I do a lot of heavy duty quilting with this machine. This is a queen size quilt and when it's on the wall, as you can see in one of the pictures, it hangs diagonally. I've done a series of these pieces that I call "wall blankets." I don't call them quilts, but the technique I use is quilting. My main body of work is really mixed media as I use a lot of recycled materials. I'm working a lot on canvases now and this work is similar to my "wall blankets."