Thursday, July 18, 2013


Wednesday afternoon I went into NY City to meet my cousin for dinner and to hear Maya Chaimovich speak about her amazing quilts!  Maya, whom I met a few years ago at QSDS, is an immensely talented Israeli quilt artist with a unique voice.When I heard she was having a solo show at the City Quilter Art Gallery, I knew I would have to go.  Happily, I was home in time from my trip to attend.  My cousin, who knew only that quilts covered beds, was fascinated with Maya's quilts and the whole art quilt movement.

The exhibit will be up until early August, so if you can get there, please do.

Maya Chaimovich Quilt. Photo: Courtesy of the Art Quilt Gallery NYC
The Art Quilt Gallery NYC
133 West 25th Street
New York, NY
United States

Maya is a warm and generous artist who spoke and answered myriad questions from the audience. Her quilts are very personal and to hear the story behind them is to add another dimension to her beautiful work.  I was happy to see her and of course, I prevailed upon my cousin to take this photo.  What a pleasure!

It was beyond HOT and HUMID yesterday and on my walk from 39th St. to 25th St, I had to duck into Macy's to cool off.  But it was worth it!

 today - hooray!  Still sleeping off the time change - woke up at 5:am (what???) and at 10:am, was on the couch, napping.  So weird.  Anyway, by the time I had lunch I had revived and was working again on my "working in a series" presentation.  While writing comes easily to me, organizing does not -- so I am working on a flow of information -- tweaking what I have and updating it. ARGH.

This afternoon, a trip to the eye doctor and prescription for much-overdue glasses.  I have a blind spot in my right eye, so my vision will never be 100%, but a fine-tuned script will help.  A trip to the optician made me glad I am still working. OMG. Sticker shock doesn't begin to say it.

Dinner, leftover (homemade - yum!) sausage and peppers that I had stuck in the freezer before I left, and some of the divine tomatillo & avacado salsa I made earlier in the week.  Jessica brought some last weekend when they came and I simply had to find the recipe.  On the internet, of course.  Where else?
Needless to say, I tweaked it - adding more lime juice and I forget what else.  You need to taste it and adjust.  FABULOUS. I have been eating it all week.  Made gazpacho at lunch and threw in some of this on top. Ahhhhhhh.

Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa

Throw into food processor:
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup onion, minced very fine
2 serrano chiles, deseeded, minced very fine
1/2 pound tomatillos, husked, rinsed and quartered
1 ripe avocado
3 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

serve with tortilla chips, jicama, red pepper and radish

Enjoy! Perfect with homemade margaritas on a hot summer night.


Eva said...

These quilts are so amazing. How on earth does she do this? Small pieces or painted cloth? Just can't figure out. Wonderful.

Chris said...

Hi there, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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