Stitched, the Film


Yesterday at our SAQA parlour meeting we got to watch Stitched. It is a documentary on the current quilt world. It specifically features Caryl Bryer Fallert, Hollis Chatelain, and Randall Cook. It follows them through a full year as they each create a quilt for the International Quilt Festival in Houston. I’ve been looking forward to seeing this film. I’ve heard so many good things about it. What no one … Continue reading

Two fat envelopes!

Captivated by Maria Elkins

My mailbox revealed two fat envelopes today! Both “Captivated” and “Sheer Whim” have been selected as finalists and will be exhibited at the 2010 International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. I’ve been entering this show nearly every year since 1998. “First December in Ohio” was the first quilt I every had accepted into the IQF show. I still consider it’s a great honor to be accepted into this show. This … Continue reading

2010 NQA show

Captivated at the 2010 NQA Show

Today my mom and I had the opportunity to see the NQA (National Quilting Association) show in Columbus, Ohio. My dear hubby played chauffer, so we were pampered with door-to-door service. The show was really nice; very well laid out, wide aisles, great vendors, terrific quilts. Everything you want in a good quilt show! Plus, I was thrilled that my quilt, “Captivated,” won an honorable mention ribbon. Yeah! … Continue reading


This weekend I had the priviledge of attending a critique group of other quilt artists. The group gets together periodically and it brings in someone who is very familiar with art in general but not necessarily familiar with quilts. It often helpful to see our quilts through fresh eyes. As much as possible I like to bring my newest work. This time I brought “Captivated.” I thought it was interesting … Continue reading

Captivated Wins!

Captivated at the 2010 MVQG Show

My quilt guild, the Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild, had their show this past weekend. It was so much fun seeing all the quilts! At this show, instead of having a judge, each viewer is given a ballot so they can choose their favorite in each category. I was thrilled when “Captivated” won the viewers’ choice award for the Art Quilt category. There were a wide variety including traditional pieced and … Continue reading