June was a busy month! – 2017.07.04

June was a very busy month!  It’s the beginning of July, and I just realized I haven’t posted since May 21st.

At the beginning of June, my husband and I spent a very enjoyable week in New York City.  I took lots of photos, and I’m sure some of them will provide inspiration for future art quilts.  Here are some of my favorite NYC memories.

 

We returned home from NYC, and the following week I traveled to Toronto for Quilt Canada, where I had two quilts accepted to the National Juried Show.   I’m thrilled to say that my quilt ‘Eclipse’ won the 2nd place award in the Modern category.  You can see all of the award-winning entries here.

 

We spent the next 3 days attending lectures and events, shopping in the merchant mall, meeting friends and, of course, viewing hundreds of gorgeous quilts!  Here are just a few of my favorites.

An Orange Orange, by Jennifer Dyck

Fungi, by Jan Hall

Kimono for a Eucalyptus, by Maggie Vanderweit

Nautical Composition Number 1, by Laura Piggott

Tryptically Urban, by Paula Jolly

 

In between all that travel (and an occasional stint at my day job), I was working on a commission portrait quilt.  I finished it a couple of days ago.  As with most of my portrait quilts, it started with a photo, from which I made a line drawing, then created the shapes with fused fabrics, and quilted it.  The finished size is 12 x 12 inches.

 

So that’s what I did in June.  I don’t have any travel scheduled for July or August, so I plan to spend a lot more time in my studio producing new work, and posting more frequently to my blog.

 

Thanks for stopping by.  Today, I’m linking up with these blogs – click on the links below, where you’ll find many other creative projects to inspire you.

   Esther’s Blog

 

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4 Responses to June was a busy month! – 2017.07.04

  1. Kate says:

    Congratulations on your award at Quilts Canada. It was well deserved.

  2. glendajean says:

    Terry congratulations on your quilt been excepted in to the show I think every person who has a quilt excepted deserves a ribbon but then to have a ribbon attached to it WOW thats is some thing but it sure deserved it. When I saw it on Esther WOW or WIP’s page it caught my eye straight away its stunning but restful at the same time. Thanks for sharing other quilts that caught your eye. Love Eucalyptus Kimono very very beautiful. Cheers Glenda

  3. Wow you did have a busy month! Sometimes it is just great to get the inspiration and change of scenery!
    Congratulations on your ribbon at Quilt Canada. I didn’t get to go this year… even though it was close by. Went to visit my sister during the time. I did see the catalogue and it had many wonderful pieces in it.

  4. Shel Hein says:

    Congrats Terry! Viewing all that art, catching up with friends and a ribbon! Now that’s a successful trip 🙂

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