Friday, April 26, 2019

Show Time!

  • Frames and mats in place: CHECK!
  • Sleeves and dowels in place: CHECK!
  • Title/price labels written and printed: CHECK!
  • Inventory list up-dated and printed: CHECK!
  • Kit box filled with picture stands, s-hooks, stand fasteners, painter's tape, extension cord, scissors, post cards and business cards: CHECK!
  • Framed and matted pieces packed: CHECK!
  • Soft pieces lying flat, ready to pack: CHECK!
Thursday after work I loaded everything into the car except the studio rack, the kit box and the soft pieces.  I especially wanted the latter to lie flat and unfolded for as long as possible!  Everything is in the locked car in the locked garage -- ready to load those last few items, and toddle on down the highway to Lacombe.

Blessedly, the weather forecast has improved a bit, and we're not likely to get either rained or snowed on while trekking from vehicles into the hall, back and forth, unpacking and setting up our booths.  We'll let worrying about tomorrow's weather go...until tomorrow.  😊

Meanwhile...for those of you who can't make it to Lacombe, Alberta for the 20th Annual ENCORE! Lacombe Art Show & Sale...a peek at some more of the work that will be there...

March Trees I (C) 2019
12" W x 12" L, framed
Needle-felting, fabric paper, fused applique
and machine quilting applied to stretched canvas

March Trees II (C) 2019
5" x 7" matted to 8" x 10"
Mono-printed, machine quilted, beaded

March Trees III (C) 2019
10" x 10" mounted on 12" x 12" painted stretched canvas
Mono-printed, machine quilted, beaded

Rear Guard (C) 2019
5" x 7" matted to 8" x 10"
Hand-dyeing, fused applique, thread painting,
machine quilted

Mother Was a Lady I: Take Some Tea with Me? (C) 2019
11" W x 13" L, mounted on 12" x 16" painted stretched canvas
Tea bag paper, commercial cotton, lace, beads
Fused applique, machine quilting, beading, embroidery's a typical spring in Alberta.  We've had VERY dry weather thus far and could use some rain, but of course, being here...well, there's rain and snow in the forecast.  What to wear to stay warm will be an issue, as I am so tired of winter clothes!  Blessedly, I finished this earlier this week, so will use it as a layering piece...

Pattern: Reyna 
Designer: Noora Backlund
Yarns: 1) dark purple - Sweet Georgia;
2) multi - Zen Yarn Garden Superfine Fingering
in the "Notebook" colour-way.

Linking this to Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday, and wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


Kate said...

I love your new shawl. Layers are definitely the way to go, this time of the year.
Good luck at your sale.

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Your quilts are wonderful! I specially love March Trees, beautiful technique.

Norma Schlager said...

Beautiful quilts! You do trees so well.