Saturday, June 27, 2015

Viewpoints9-3 Reveal Day!

Honey Bee Armageddon has just been posted on Viewpoints9.  The current challenge posed is to use neon colors...a stretch for sure.

My personal theme for this rotation of challenges is 'Exotic'.  As I have been interested in the honey bee colony collapse and it's various suspected causations, I chose the honey bee as my exotic.

I imagined what the world could look like without our honeybee pollinators.  And, after I saw Dr. Maria Spivak's TED Talk on "Why Bees Are Disappearing", I decided to look at that period of time just as we all learned that they had, indeed, become non-existence.


This report just in from a time not too distant in the future.

In response to the recent honey bee colony collapse across the US, Congress, sitting in emergency session,  has authorized the use of drones.

Diane  Wright
Honey and Pollen News Times
HoneyBee Armageddon

The QRCode links (with permission) to Dr. Maria Spivak's TED talk "Why Bees Are Disappearing".

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

I have been SO remiss...

I can't believe that my last post was April 27!  SO much has happened.  Pour a cuppa and I'll tell the quilt stories of the month+

We returned from our six week holiday in CA and my attendance at SAQA's Conference in Portland OR.  Immediately I needed to tackle the promised T-shirt quilt for Project Graduation at Guilford High School (remember, now, that I still haven't learned to say no).  The quilt will be won in a drawing by one of graduates.  It is twin sized and ready to hit the road with the new grad whether off to college or another brave new world.

The T-shirts were donated by the volunteer team managing Project Graduation.  While I was constructing the top, American Idol and GHS graduation Nick Fradiani (parents still live in town) visited his old high school and gave a hugely attended concert on the Town Green.  Of course, one of his T's needed to be tracked down and included.

It will be 'won' by one of the Class of 2015.

Project Graduation T-shirt quilt
 What I can't reveal yet are the other 3 pieces that I finished.  Two for Fly Me To the Moon challenge and this month's Viewpoints9-3 "neon" challenge.
Runner for Polly
Then, as I infrequently do, I decided to tidy my studio.  When I found some schnibbles remaining from a commissioned piece.  The fabric happened to be one of my all time favorites and deserved to be used.  I combined it with other favorites.  This table runner is quite plump as I added a layer of Insel-Brite with the batting.  I hope it will be happy in the dining room where the commissioned work is hung.  

To start off June with a big bang, one of my pieces was juried into SAQA's MA/RI Region's Art as Quilt Exhibit that will premiere at the Fuller Craft Museum in MA..and travel!  So exciting!!

For the Love of Three Oranges

Hoping I can manage my time better (with respect to blogging) and report more news soon.