Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Quilt Content


Les Poules Jolies
33" x 45"

These chickens have been in the works for almost two years. Memorial Day weekend of 2006, my friends Alice, Pat, Janine, and I had a girls’ art adventure in Mendocino. We stayed at the Mar Vista Cottages, at Anchor Bay, near Gualala. It is a very special place: the cottages were built in the thirties; they have kitchens, woodstoves, and porches with deck chairs; there is a large garden and guests are encouraged to pick herbs and flowers; and best of all, there are hens and fresh eggs every morning. I took many photos of the Mar Vista hens and made a small study but couldn’t seem to get going on a larger piece that would be more appropriate for Voices in Cloth, the biennial show of my guild, the East Bay Heritage Quilters (EBHQ) . I was still putting stitches in it on the morning it was to be delivered to the show, the first weekend in April.

The show was fabulous. I helped with set-up on the day before the show opened and had a wonderful time working with a great group of volunteers. As the show went up I was very inspired by the marvelous quilts from guild members. I went to the show on Saturday, April 12, where I finally met Del Thomas.



6 comments:

PamYla said...

Beautful quilt! Welcome to EDM

Shirley said...

Welcome to the Every Day Matters group - there are lots of quilters and wannabe artists among us. Maybe we can all meet up someday at one of the Quilt Shows -Houston? I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

So glad you posted at EDM!! Beautiful, beautiful.

Del said...

Fabulous quilt! Our favorite at the EBHQ QShow. Make some more! Del

Lynn said...

Oh, that's so gorgeous! I'm glad you decided to post it.

Christine Thresh said...

Those chickens are marvelous. It was worth the wait for the creation.