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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Old Quilts are Timeless!

I received this pic of a 2019 PRE-COVID tragic days that a super group of quilters made the blocks 
(12 //. 12 inch star). 
It was raffled !  








 

Grand Opening. 2023 MAPS Quilting

 Knowing the construction plans for this superb fitness center over the past 18-22 months ——. Well I wanted to be involved in a quilting Guild…. 

I dropped a volunteer card into the inquiry box… and a format-begins


This was a wonderful black OKC-NE community Health n Wellness Center last week!










Friday, December 8, 2023

Oklahoma Quiltin to come!

 Quiltin is therapy for the mind and spirit!  



Wonderful Thursday here in Oklahoma City.  I made so-so many blessed contacts at the grand opening of “our” Senior Health & Wellness Center!!   As President of first Black Quilt Guild in NE OKC —-  my goodwill and simple service-plus lifelong contacts and a new generation of 40-50 yr old talented professionals black folk!!!  

My quilt connections are enormous-God’s blessings are abundant towards a Great future of Quiltin days to come.  On Every wall and room — I envisioned fiber artwork-quilts on display by Oklahomans next year!  






Our Black community soared in smiles and friendliness 





Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Precision Process Continues

 Joyfully.    I’m full if  Anticipation!  Sixteen




blocks.  There’s in glaring mistake… but class big mama style… smiling.  Leave it be.  Individuality…. Genius!!!



New Exhibition: What Shall I Create

 I think I’ll recreate Cookie’s African Wall Hanging.  Wow-visual impact!

The dream begins -AGAIN!


Ohhhh. The phone call of Acceptance came in last night!   January thru February 2024!


Friday, December 1, 2023

OHCE 2023 Luncheon

 I love it!   I find most often that people who work with fabric, threads, beads and buttons  are settled, warm, earthy and hospitable!   My fabric my sensory pleasure …. It seems to ground me!   Then my creative visions bloom! 


And 










Textile people are also people-people. They hardly ever work in isolation. Weaving, dyeing, embroidery, quilting and other forms of needle art are group activities, community projects, family businesses, and in many cases the livelihood of a whole village or region. This is the place where folklore is passed on from generation to generation, where young girls learn from the wisdom of the older generation, and where people take care of each other – physically and emotionally.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

On-line Calls: Juried Fiber Arts

 

I’m not going to post finished photos yet.  Finished day before closing.  Reward $$$’s and 2-3 yr tour

Whit Gold Vs Black Lives

The death of us. 
king Corton



Monday, November 27, 2023

My endeavor 2025!

 


My Fiber Art in Gallery Exhibit

https://www.facebook.com/reel/304244839213853?fs=e&s=TIeQ9V&mibextid=0NULK


 Over the last 14 months…This has been an awesome curated journey for the five of us!!!

I vividly remember the first of our gatherings… at the Nora Hulsey Gallery (OCU Campus, OKC)   The room was painted black for this luminous circle dilly-o !  We chatted and began pacing ourselves for HIGH CRAFT October 30-2023!!!  I wasn’t sure WHO Lawrence Naff would be…..  missing in pic!  (L to R)  Amy -Maria Anderson-Ann Solenski- and me!



Feelin’ Fall ~ 2023


 

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Precision Piecing

 I am oooohhhhh so comfortable..  rotary cutting, great seam allowances and block construction 

Putting the strips of color together!!  




I’ve had major excitement with HIGH CRAFT… the challenge of artistic-narrative quilt art

But…re-entering and re-sorting my everywhere gorgeous soothing fabric….  I want to make a quilt.  Patterns I’ve save…….  Wanting to DO!    So today was a good single block day!



Sunday, November 12, 2023

Time. Oh My

 Is it running out// standing still/// or moving right along?  TIME


I spent 2 hours of casual teaching block construction of 12” BIRDS IN YHE AIR block for my STQG fellow quilter!!!   One on One!  She’s good.  Will do super!!!



Thursday, November 9, 2023

My Quilts ~ Under The Big Tent

 

My Quilts …. Time & Time Again

Thanking Amena


High Craft:  Beverly— you should apply/sign up for this exhibit……   Here’s the link!  So said Amena about 14 months ago!





Contemporary Fine Craft Exhibition High Craft is an exhibition that showcases the diverse landscape of artists of color in Oklahoma who work primarily within the craft genre. The term craft refers to works done where the imagination and the hand of the maker are evident. 


Finished In A Big Way 2023!

NOTES FROM Inclusion In Art:  thanks to all the artists participating in this exhibition as it has truly been a wonderful experience. 

Artists Maria Do Anderson, Beverly Huggins Kirk, Lawrence Naff, Ann Solinski, and Amy Young, have formed a real bond that will continue to grow and evolve. We are so excited to see more from them in the future. 

Inclusion In Art would also like to give a big thank you to the High Craft Curatorial Committee, without their hard work and dedication this project would not have been a success. 

Inclusion In Art thanks Heather Lunsford and Oklahoma City University, for the opportunity to use the incredible space at the Norick Art Center’s Nona Jean Husley Gallery.



 



The organization provides exhibitions, practical arts programming, workshops, and professional development. 

INCLUSION IN ART 
Board of Directors 
Amena Butler, President 
Madison Moody-Torres, Vice President 
Kimberly Campbell, Secretary 
Marjorie Bontemps 
Lauren Rosenfelt 
Marcus Mallard 
Freddy Baeza 
Jordan Vineyard


Friday, September 1, 2023

Refreshing Thread Weight when Poly vs Cotton

 


Embroidery Polyester 40WT Thread...... vs ..... Cotton 50WT Thread


Hello Quilt Friends.....   A bit of re-learning for me today.


I rummaged --- or Estate Sale shopped at a quilter's closeout of all her stuff this AM.



Isacord Embroidery Thread, 5000M, 40W Polyester Thread.  abt $9.00

my cost.... $2.00



A smaller weight number indicates a heavier thread

ISACORD is a polyester continuous thread that has a comparable shine to a rayon embroidery thread

Polyester thread is nearly twice the strength of rayon thread

Can I use Isacord 40 for quilting?

Polyester embroidery thread

 This 40 wt. thread is very thin, making it an excellent choice for free motion quilting designs that require a lot of travel stitching. Isacord is also very strong and able to take the high speed and intensity of machine quilting and embroidery.



What weight thread is best for quilting?
50-weight
Quilt piecing

The gold standard for piecing quilt tops is a 50-weight cotton thread. A few excellent choices for piecing are Aurifil Mako 50 weight cotton thread and our exclusive Bluprint Pima Thread . Both threads are smooth and fine, while at the same time being strong and durable

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Pushing Thru Depression via Quiltin

 Yes   The cutting, sewing and forming a BOLD BEAUTIFUL ROSE BLOCK     Bit by bit into a quilt!

Rose’s 90 Birthday TX


Thursday, July 20, 2023

Black Pioneer: Bass Reeves

 The Black Pioneers: Legacy in the American West exhibit opened at the California Museum in Sacramento, CA on June 10, 2023 


GoodDay Sacramento morning show had a segment on the exhibit.  The two reporters close out —-standing next to my Bass Reeves quilted art @ the end of the segment):



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