Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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I'm in Pacucah, KY on vacation. No teaching, just hanging out with Helene and spending time in her studio, playing.  What a treat!

Well, we have not spent every minute in the studio: yesterday our first stop was the Quilt Museum, where we saw the exhibit from the U.K.  No pictures allowed in that museum, but there were some stunners in that show.  Yesterday wes the last day, so I just got in under the wire to see work by "30 of the most talented innovative quilt artists from the United Kingdom who are continually pushing the envelope of what a quilt is and what it can say."  Unfortunately, no photos allowed, but here is Marlene Cohen's quilt, Family.
After the Quilt Museum, we went to the computer store to buy a new power supply for my laptop, which decided it was too tired to work anymore.  The nearest Apple store is in Nashville, but fortunately there was an authorized fixer in Paducah or I'd still be unable to blog.  ARGH. 

Last night was the monthly Paducah Fiber Artists meeting and I was lucky enough to be here for it. Everybody brings something to eat - pot luck - and some of the members drive as much as several hours to attend, it's such a great group. Mixed media, weaving, clothing, quilts, surface design - lots of variety. The member who weaves is making bags and totes with a secret ingredient.  Here is one of them.
 This piece is done in silk and when it is finished, will be going to Korea (I think) for an exhibit.

  Irene cut up a recycled jacket and used the faces as part of this quilt. Fun!
Those of you who know Bob Davis from QSDS will recognize him on the right.

Today we spent most of the time in the studio - ahhhh --- bliss. 


Mia Bloom Designs said...

It's great to hear that you're having a great time on your vacation. Enjoy!

Gerrie said...

And I have been spending time in my studio with Kerr Grabowski!!

tiedyejudy said...

Sounds like a lovely vacation! Hope you come back enthused, inspired and rejuvenated!

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