Quilts: Function Meets Art

| September 6, 2018

Thanks to the help of some of great friends, we got all of the sleeves sewn to the back of my quilts last week for my first solo quilt show. Last Saturday we hung the show in the Little Cafe at the the Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. Last night Jeff and I went down [...]

Threads of Resistance Quilt Show – A Must See

| August 18, 2018

Just came from the traveling quilt exhibit “Threads of Resistance.” WOW! Everyone should try to get downtown this weekend or next weekend to see these amazing quilts from art quilters all over the country and world. It’s at the Times Square Building, 45 Exchange Blvd. (corner of Broad and Exchange). Hours are Aug. 18 – [...]

Maria Shell is coming to Rochester

| March 21, 2018

On Friday, April 20, from 7 – 9 p.m. Maria Shell will be having a trunk show sponsored by the Rochester Modern Quilt Guild which I am a member. Although her class is full, there is still room to attend her trunk show on Friday night at Aspenleiter Sales and Services, 2106 Five Mile Line [...]

Machine Quilting Made Easy!

| April 8, 2015

I’ve been quilting for a couple of decades and now my favorite part of the process is machine quilting. I used to be intimidated by machine quilting. When I first started quilting I was a hand quilter. But as you probably know, as therapeutic and beautiful as had quilting is, it just takes too long! [...]

Traveling Quilt Show in Webster, January 6 -20

| January 7, 2013

The Webster Museum & Historical Society has a current exhibit through January 20, 2013 featuring the War of 1812 Quilt Challenge with “cot to coffin” size quilts in 1812 era fabrics.  The 27 top quilts from the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show are traveling across the United States and Canada as part of the [...]

RAFA Quilt Show

| September 16, 2012

Last night I was at the Unitarian Church (220 Winton Rd. South) at Cafe Veritas to see folk singer Gordon Bok and Phil Marshall play.  Jeff was doing a  book signing before the show, so I was wondering around and found a wonderful little art quilt show in the lobby to the left of the [...]

Jazz in Rochester

| June 22, 2012

This week is Rochester’s International Jazz Festival.  About 180,00 people attended last year.  If you’ve never been, I encourage you to stop down for an evening, even if just for some of the free outdoor shows.  It’s a good way to get your creative juices flowing.  And while you’re downtown in the East End, stop [...]

The ArtQuilt Gallery in NYC

| October 14, 2011

If you are planning a trip to New York City, The ArtQuilt Gallery is a must see.  The gallery which is located in Chelsea at 133 W. 25th Street, is exclusively focused on a single art form: quilts, whose  aesthetic range, creative spirit, execution, and sheer beauty make this a compelling art.  The ArtQuilt Gallery [...]

International Quilt Study Center & Museum

| July 18, 2011

While reading the New York Times on Sunday, I read an article about Ardis Butler James who died at age 85. (Click here to read the article.)  She was the founder of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska, in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The center began with nearly 1000 quilts from [...]

6x6x2011: Global

| June 20, 2011

I just spent the last nine days enjoying the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival downtown at the East End.  How lucky we are to have this wonderful event right here in our home town.  Culture and the arts are definitely alive in Rochester, New York.  While walking on East Avenue this past week I walked [...]