Dancing Stars

Dancing Stars
Dancing Stars can be found on the cover of the American Patchwork & Quilting calendar for 2011. It's the month of February.

SPRING FLING is located in Volume 6 of Better Homes and Gardens Quilt-Lovers' Favorites.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Photo shoots a few years ago

Several years ago photographer Perry Strause and Jennifer Keltner from American Patchwork & Quilting magazine came to Atlanta.  I thought you might find it interesting how a photographer gets just the right shot.  This picture was taken at my next door neighbor's home, it's my little stepladder that Perry used to get on the banister for the right angle.  The quilt was designed and made by a good friend of mine, Alice Berg of Little Quilts.  It was on the cover of American Patchwork & Quilting June 2003.
This photo was taken when a firetruck came and used their tall ladder on the truck.  One of the firemen climbed up the ladder and took the picture.  Little Quilts received over 2,200 small quilts that were delivered to families of firemen killed in the 911 tragedy.  I wish the picture could show each of those small quilts better.  It was a beautiful site as we laid them all over the parking lot.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March is soon going to be over.

It's a beautiful day in Georgia.  Spring came earlier this year after a really cold (for Georgia) winter.  The daffodils are in full bloom, the flowering trees are beautiful, the birds are happy too.  However, with the coming of Spring, the work in the yard and garden has begun.  I'll take some pictures and post tomorrow.  Today was spent emptying pots and refilling them with some new potting soil along with the old soil.  I'm hoping for giant elephant ears this year, they multiply easily and had to get more pots for the new bulbs.

We took our grandchildren to Calloway Gardens in February during winter break and found this beautiful snapdragon display.
The waterfall was lovely and sounded great.
We found this beauty at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens

A very creative friend, Lana sent me this beautiful "post card".  I have enjoyed looking at it on my mobile in my studio.  It actually came without an envelope, safe and unharmed through the USPS.  Amazing.
This quilt has found a home in the powder room.  I made it using antique silk Japanese kimono fabrics.  I drew out the design that I wanted onto thin interfacing.