Monday, March 10, 2008

Quilt Art Grab Bag Challenge

 I filled my grab bag with several orange fabrics  and mailed it to the hostess Tomme Fent. Tomme then  mailed each person in the challenge a grab bag. When the quilts are finished they will be put on a CD to benefit "Fiberart For A Cause". a project of the American Cancer Society.The fun part  was not knowing whose grab bag you received or who received yours until the project was over.

 Made for me by Sandy Burket  Santa Fe Sunset

Made by me for Merrie Jo Schroeder Autum Leaves

Peace, Love, and Art

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Heart Health

Did you know heart disease is the #1 killer of women. Visit to learn  more about this dreadful disease.

Peace, Love, and Art

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Color and You

Here is a list of colors and what they mean.

Red: leadership, perseverance, strength. You are intense, impulsive, competitive, daring, aggressive, passionate. Because it stimulates appetite, it's a natural for dining rooms and kitchens.

Orange: social activity, enthusiasm, freedom. You are good-natured, extroverted, gregarious, charming.

Yellow: communication, diplomacy, clarity, humor, open-mindedness. You are involved, concerned, fastidious, kind, generous.

Blue: honesty, intelligence, tranquility, spirituality, You are conservative, even-tempered, reliable, cook, confident. Shades from sky to navy induce calm.

Indigo (navy) perceptive, steadfast, purifying. You are intuitive, receptive, spiritual

Violet: power, creativity, mystery. You are imaginative, unconventional, witty, enigmatic.

What's your favorite color?

(adapted from "Healing With Color Zone Therapy and Colors fro your Every Mood"

Peace, Love, and Art

Monday, January 28, 2008

Odd Eating Habits

We all have our strange eating habits. I get a laugh from the many food idiosyncrasies that people hold on too. One of my biggest food issues is eating canned soup only when I am sick. That's why chicken noodle soup is  a staple in my pantry. Then there is my friend at work that eats all the same thing before moving on to the next thing on her plate. Or how about the person that does not like their food touching, or the person that rolls the spaghetti around on the fork before placing it in their mouth. A really bizarre habit is the person who cuts their meat into small pieces then stabs the cut portion with a knife and then places it in their mouth.

For some people it's the way they eat their food. For others it's the food they eat. What are your strange food habits?

Peace, Love, and Art

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Martin Luther King Quilt Exchange

 I was a senior in college April 4, 1968 at SIU Carbondale when Mama called to tell me that Dr. King was dead. She said "this city is in a state of turmoil, we cannot go out of the house because there is a lot of trouble in the streets". Most people know Dr. King was killed in Memphis but many want to know why and what was he doing in Memphis the night he was killed. He was here for the 1,300 sanitation workers who wanted to organize a union.

I hosted a Black History quilt challenge honoring Dr. King during Black History Month in 2004. Yahoo African American quilt group members Debra Cole, Toya Charles, Regina Wade, Carrie Davis,  Laronia Oliver, Pataricia Gainor, and Rosalyn Jones  joined the exchange and made blocks for each member. Each block in the quilt reveals its own story about Dr. King's life. The most moving message the "King's Crown" block (upper left)  is printed on fabric and reads "to ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it". Another block (bottom right) called Courthouse House Steps" commemorates  Dr. Kings non violent work in Birmingham.  I designed the layout and pieced the top. The quilt top was quilted by Carol Williams of "Quilts and Sew On" website with the same name.

In observance of Dr. King's holiday "make it a day on, not a day off  by serving your community".

Peace, Love, and Art


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