What I am Reading: Just finished Isobel’s Story by Jennie Walters on my Kindle; started An Age of Innocence, but think it might a better book to which to listen, which means I might jump to Creating Time: using creativity to reinvent the clock and reclaim your life by Marney Makridakis
Audiobook playing on my iPod: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
What I am Working On: Flowering Snowball, Corner Store, Garden and a lot of pressing and cutting of recently washed fabric
You may be following along with the Design Series I am doing with Sandy of Quilting…for the Rest of Us. I came across a blog post about Rhythm recently in the Cloth Paper Scissors Daily. I thought my post was much more in depth, but they did use one of the sources that we used. Susan of the History Quilter had some nice things to say about the Rhythm episode in the History Quilter episode #24. Nonnie also did some of the homework and put her thoughts up on her April 21, 2012 blog post.
I came across an artist named Dottie Moore when I was reviewing a book recently. Her quilts are quite textural even in photos. Once you listen to the Texture podcast and read my blog post, go take a look at her quilt gallery.
Around and About the Web
Can’t make it to Paducah? Now you can purchase the lectures and watch them after the show. Purchase must be made before the end of 90 days after the show. I haven’t tried it, but if I do, I’ll let you know how it goes.
The quilts that were lost after being displayed in the C&T Booth last year have been found! Amy Marson wrote about a brief update in the C&T blog recently.
Sandi Colwell from Quilt Cabana Corner is upping the podcast game by posting a YouTube video instead of her normal podcast. the video is very similar to her podcast, but with images. During the vidcast, she dyes fabric, gives a book review and talks about some of her new patterns. I enjoyed seeing Sandi, her quilts, and another sewing room tour.
Have you checked out the International Quilt Study Center’s Quilt of the Month? May’s is a red, green and white applique’ quilt. Gorgeous!
I have a boatload of HSTs to use some way, so I was attracted this tutorial over at the Molly Flanders blog on matching points. I was attracted by the piece she uses to demonstrate. Simple, yet effective tutorial. Thanks to Adrianne over at Little Bluebell for pointing this out.
Jill, over at the Quilt Rat blog, has a great post about how Gels, Mediums and Extenders work.
Friend Julie put up some photos of her very springy, cheerful Bullseye quilt. I love it! I alove that it is done, but I really love the color combinations she used.
Tanesha of the Crafty Garden Mom podcast posted about getting through crafty temper tantrums. The fun part of the post was Tanesha’s biting wit with regard to stories parenting magazines publish.
I heard about Creating Time: using creativity to reinvent the clock and reclaim your life by Marney Makridakis on Mark Lipinski’s May 2, 2012 podcast. Ms. Makridakis was a great interviewee and I went straight out and used a gift card to buy the book. I would much rather work through the book with her, but that isn’t possible, so I hope to start reading it soon and really get invigorated.
Mark Lipinski had a great discussion about art (what is art? art controversies, censorship of art) in his May 2 episode with Luke Haynes and Nathan Vincent. The Modern Quilt movement does not leave the conversation unscathed. If you can stand a little heat in the quilt kitchen, I suggest that you take a listen. It certainly made me think.
Kate Spain has more explanations about the C&T/Emily Cier situation on her blog since last time I looked.
Completely Off Topic
And if you want something cool to look at various intervals during the day, check out the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Great Blue Heron web cam. Thanks to Leslie for sharing this. Aside from the fact that I love the large water birds, I don’t know why I like this so much.