Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A postcard - Una postal

Yesterday, I received this postcard from the N.E.W. Quilt Show Board, thanking La Antigua for participating in the Quilt Show in Gillette, WY. They say "It helped to make it a big success."
I want to thank them publicly for this nice reward, I feel appreciated.
The postcard itself features "Mosaic Stars", quilted circa 1930, from the collection of Thomas K. Woodard, American Antiques and Quilts, according to the information in the back.
It is a beautiful quilt, and it gives us the opportunity to further research this collection and all there is about it.
My most sincere gratitude to you, kind ladies of the N.E.W. Quilt Guild!

Ayer recibí esta postal del N.E.W. Quilt Show Board, agradeciendo la participación de La Antigua en el Quilt Show en Gillette, Wyoming. Dicen que contribuyó a que fuera un gran éxito. Quiero agradecer públicamente esta bonita recompensa. Me siento apreciada.
La postal muestra el quilt "Mosaic Stars" (mosaico de estrellas), que data de alrededor de 1930 y que pertenece a la colección de Thomas K. Woodard, American Antiques and Quilts, según figura en el reverso de la postal.
Es un quilt precioso y nos proporciona la oportunidad de investigar más esta colección y todo lo que haya de ella.
Mi más sincera gratitud para vosotras, las amables señoras del N.E.W. Quilt Guild.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cooling Down - Refrescando

Yesterday, we saw the sandhills flying South. They crossed right over our house, what a beautiful sight! And we could also hear them. If they are leaving, winter will not be far.
These days, I am working on a project that was started some time ago, but did not find its way out until now. I will take it with me to Spain, so family and friends can see it. I am liking it. I will post some pictures when it is finished.
For this project, I made some sort of design wall with a piece of expanded polystyrene and a piece of flannel. Although it is a little too small, it worked for me. Now, I am in the process of making a BIG design wall, 8x8 foot.
In a couple of weeks, I will be in Spain.

Ayer vimos a las grullas volando hacia el Sur. Cruzaron justo por encima de casa, ¡qué bonita vista! Y podíamos oírlas también. Si ellas se marchan, el invierno no estará lejos.
Estos días estoy trabajando en una labor que se empezó hace algún tiempo, pero que no había encontrado su salida hasta ahora. Me la llevaré a España, para que la vean la familia y los amigos. Me está gustando. Pondré algunas fotos cuando esté terminada.
Para esta labor, hice una especie de tablero de diseño con un trozo de porexpan y un trozo de franela. Aunque es un poco pequeño, me ha servido. Ahora estoy en el proceso de hacer un tablero de diseño GRANDE, 2,40 por 2,40 metros.
En un par de semanas estaré en España.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Eilen Jewell "Sea Of Tears"

I was reading the Spanish newspaper today, and there was something about this singer, Eilen Jewell, who I had never listened to before. I like her, and I very much like this song, so I thought I better share this with everybody. For those of you who are in Spain, she will be in concert over there this month. Check her website out to see the dates and places.

Enjoy the music!

Monday, October 4, 2010

N.E.W. Quilt Show

What a wonderful time we had in Gillette, Wyoming!
The North East Wyoming Quilt Show gathered over 200 quilts, a great deal of talent over there. I specially liked the raffle quilt, "Moroccan Tile", with very subtle colors, calm and quiet, very beautiful. I also liked the ribbons: each one had a tile like the ones in the quilt, very nice idea.
We met a lot of people, and I saw many others that I had already met before at different quilt events. I have to apologize publicly because I cannot remember all the names, but I sure do remember the faces. I had met some of those ladies at the Black Hills Quilt Show in Rapid City, and one of them, Marva, talked to Bobbie about me, so she invited me to participate in this event. Thank you, Marva and Bobbie.
Marva also introduced me to Diana, the Northeast Regional Director of the Wyoming State Quilt Guild, who invited me to do a presentation of Texture Magic for the ladies attending Diana's classes next door. Thank you, Diana, for your interest, and for this opportunity to reach all these quilters.
For the first time, I included thread and fabric in my booth. I had some cotton batiks and rayon batiks from Bali, and also my beloved African fabrics, which drew a lot of attention because they are not so commonly seen.
We also had our jams and preserves, not very usual at quilt shows either.
We would like to repeat this great experience next year.
A final note: what is the expression I most hear when I show how Texture Magic works?
"I'll be darned!"