Wednesday, May 21, 2008

more on market

What a happy piece of fabric! I printed this spontaneously (how else?) as I was demonstrating some surface design at Market.
Pam Ronan had spotted the Crafter's Workshop stencil booth and I went over to see what was what. Wow! Not quilt stencils, but stencil stencils - and some with wonderfully abstract designs. I took them to class and then to the Checker booth to play with, and this was the result. I am not a stencil person, but I love these. I used them with paint and with Paintstiks.

For a gorgeous eyeful of Spring Market, go to Susan Brubaker Knapp's blog. She took pictures of the best displays at the show...not to mention having her picture taken with a regular rogue's gallery of who's who - LOL. Her report is totally different from mine and I'm sorry I had to leave a day early. Oh, well, I might have to go to Fall Market in Houston. Here is a picture of Susan and me after class; the pieces in the background all illustrated how hand prints can be combined easily and effectively with regular commercial fabrics.I didn't get too many pix at market because I was working. But I had to snap this picture. You can't see the whole quilt but don't need to. I just wish someone would explain to me why anybody needs to buy a pattern to make this quilt.
Meantime, Marty's eye surgery was an adventure (no, actually, the patient after anesthesia was the adventure) - but all went well and he is recovering.
Thanks to all of you who left messages and e-mailed. He won't have any vision in right eye for about 3 weeks, by which time I will be leaving for QSDS. EEEEEEEEK.

Every morning has been early-to-rise; tomorrow we do not have any appointments. Do you think I will be able to sleep late?

4 comments:

Carol Sloan said...

Hi Rayna! I love the hapfab!(new word for happy fabric). And I'm so glad all is going well with your husband.That must have been a scary thing.I also love your studio pics below...looks kinda like mine!I can't wait for your book.Have an awe inspiring day.
Carol

Judy said...

Glad to hear that Marty's surgery went well. You both have been in my thoughts and prayers. No vision in that eye for three weeks? Is that because the surgery was delayed?

Love your stencil piece. The colors are grand!

xo

Dale Anne Potter said...

HAPPY to hear Marty's surgery went well!

I just LOVE your happy fabric - looking forward to your book!!!

Radish said...

A long time ago, my mother asked me to help her make a quilt (she made a lot of clothes for me when I was in preschool, so I didn't think it would be too difficult). I gave her two 4.5" squares and asked her to sew them together. She put the squares together, right sides in, and couldn't figure out which side of the squares she was supposed to put the seam on--Right? Left? Top?

I'm pretty sure patterns like that are designed for quilters like my mother.