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It’s Completed!!!

Finally finished INCLUSION!!!  The finished size is 51″w x 40″ h.  I also just entered it into the Daytona Beach, Lancaster, and Paducah AQS Quilt Shows.  It has to be juried in first.

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Please tell me what you think!  I’ll keep you posted as to the results of the applications!

Thank you for reading my blog!

Pam

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Inclusion!

I started this about 2 years ago for another competition which had the word converge as it’s theme.  Well, life happened and prevented me from completing it on time.

When I saw the verb definition of converge, it said something to the effect of…two or more people coming together for a common good.  That lead me to think of the world today and how there’s so much negativity towards another human due to the color of their skin, beliefs, or abilities.  God made all of us in his image. I am only a part of his image as is every other human on this planet.  (I choose God, you may say higher power, higher energy, etc.)

My point is that this world would be much more pleasant if we all accepted each other’s individualities.

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This is not complete yet, and it will be completed by October 1.  This will be entered into the AQS shows for 2020.

Thank you for reading my blog!

Have a Wonderful Day!

Pam

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Getting work done!

This weekend I’m in Canandaigua, NY.  Just being outside listening to the creatures in the woods, feeling the sun and wind on my face, and enjoying everything else that comes with being outside is extremely relaxing for me.

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Brought my next project to paint. It was so peaceful to be outside painting.

 

Two projects just about finished and I’ll be moving onto other projects!!

 

 

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It’s Official!!!

 

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My PAPA’S DOOR has been accepted in AQS Grand Rapids, Fall Paducah, and Des Moines shows for this year!  These are all international quilt shows and only 272 quilts have been accepted as semi-finalists.  This is the first time I am showing at a national competition of any kind!  I’m so excited to see comments of the judges.

This quilt is my first quilt that is one piece of white fabric and totally painted first then quilted.

If you go to see any of these AQS shows, please look for Papa’s Door and tell me how you like it!!

Have a wonderful day!!

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Beaded Tuxedo Bow Tie

My son has his prom next week.  His girlfriend is wearing a black satin gown with a black satin belt and a rhinestone bow in the front.

Last Thursday night, he came down with his then black satin bow tie from his tuxedo and asked me to bead it.  So, I got my seed beads out and reluctantly began to hand stitch each bead on this tie.

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It took me a total of 7 hours of beading and I have no idea how many beads I sewed on.  It turned out pretty good I think!  Now, I’m wondering if there is a market for these kinds of ties!

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Please tell me if there’s a market for these ties!!  Thank you!!

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Power Outage

Yesterday with the high winds and power outage around Western New York (our house being effected as well), I could not do the sewing that I wanted to do on my Papa’s Door quilt.  So I started painting a class that I will be scheduled to do at Carriage Quilt Shop hopefully in April!

The power was off for about 4 hours and this is how far I got.  It will be mounted onto a stretched canvas and some of the flower pedals will hang off adding interest.  This weekend, I will finish painting it and writing the directions.  I will be presenting this to them in a couple of weeks.

I’m very excited to start teaching again!

 

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Colors

 

Aimg_3467s an artist, I work with different colors, hues, and shades to bring my art to life.

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to do an art presentation for my church.  They are doing a lenten series on Spirit, Health, & Healing.  I had no other guidance as to what was expected other than some sort of artsy thing.  Of course, I said YES with absolutely no idea of what I was going to do or even talk about!

Within 1-1/2 weeks of constant meditating on this, I came up with the puzzle pieces one by one.  It started with how color effects our emotions and mood.  Ok….I would ask myself….”How do I tie this into the Bible and our faith?  And, What hands-on project am I going to do in a 30 minute session?”

Then with my trusty computer in hand, I searched the internet for the meaning of colors and then verses in the Bible for each color.  The only one I knew at that time was in the book of Genesis mentioning the Rainbow.

That showed me the colors I am going to work with, meanings, and connection to the Bible and our faith.  What am I going to do for a hands-on project (remember in 30min). The stipulation was to use all the colors in the Rainbow.

I toyed with Rainbow?  A Cross?  None of these seemed to really fit what I was trying to achieve.  Then I was in Mass on Sunday and suddenly a picture came into mind of a meadow, blue sky, sun, clouds, and crosses (image above).  So I completed the sample and decided that I am not going to show them this until the very end.  I will do one with them to illustrate where I want them to place the color.

The Holy Spirit really helped me in putting this together!  I wish I was an attendee rather than a presenter to enjoy it, however, I will enjoy presenting it as well!

Tuesday, April 4 at 6pm is when I am presenting it at the UB Newman Center in Amherst, New York. Please join us if you can!!