Kept In Stitches

Confessions of a fabric hoarder

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Hammer Museum | Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957

Ahhh…a beautiful, lazy Sunday! We decided to visit an exhibition at the Hammer Museum here in Los Angeles…Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957. When we entered the museum, we were greeted by the street art of Kenny Scharf, a New York street artist, prominent in the 1980’s…lots of fun! Black Mountain College was an experimental college in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The College gave equal attention to the arts and many influential artists, poets, musicians and performers either taught or were students there. We went to see the work of Anni and Josef Albers, specifically, but were impressed and inspired by all of the work that was produced there. If you’re in LA, it’s worth going to see…the exhibit is free and parking was only $3.00!

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Quilting by the Sea | Camarillo Quilters’ Association 2016 Quilt Show

Saturday, we headed down to the Ventura fairgrounds to see the Camarillo Quilters’ Association 2016 quilt show, Quilting by the Sea. It was a wonderful day getting to see quilts and spend time with friends. I managed to buy some fabric in the guild’s boutique. Can you believe that? The show had a great balance of traditional and modern quilts. Some amazing vendors, door prizes, fundraising baskets and many silent auctions.

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WIP Update…April 2016

Occasionally, I look around my workspace and see something I forgot about…this is one of those projects. I completed it several years ago, and stored it away, thinking I’d get to it eventually. I wanted to practice on “Johnnie” a little, so I set it up and got to work. It felt great to finish a project. Halloween table runner finished…check!