Monday, March 19, 2012

My blog has been nominated for a Liebster Award!

Of course, I had no idea of what a Liebster Award was, but I was grateful to Sandra Scott for my nomination.  A quick email to Sandra and I am even happier.  Someone thought my blog was worth sharing! 

The rules for the Liebster Award are:
1.       Show thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them....  Thanks Sandra!!!
2.      Reveal your top five picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3.      Post the award on your blog
4.      Bask in the love from some of the most supportive people on the internet—other writers and artists.
5.      And best of all – have fun and spread the karma

The last 3 are easy...  I love sharing my quilt musings with my fellow bloggers and love even more being able to share theirs.  But to pick only 5 fellow bloggers that I love..  oh, so not easy...  but of course, I will give it a try!  Here goes, in no particular order:

  1. Marianne Bos:  I love Marianne's quilts.  So full of fun and whimsey.  She has also branched out to fabric dyeing and fabric post cards.  Check out her Mother's Day cards...  but you better hurry they are going fast!
  2. City Girl Quilts  A little more than just quilting, but you know how us quilters go.  We love to dabble!
  3. Sonji Says:  Sonji's "architectural" quilts definitely belong on the wall!  Her unique style has ended her up in many gallery exhibits.
  4. Sistah Stitch Alot  Boy oh boy, if you like portrait quilts, you just have to stop over at this blog.  Her work is amazing!
  5. Kheli at Remember your Kharma designs jacquard textiles by day, but quilts for the fun of it.
Again a shout out to Sandra Scott for nominating me and I hope those of you who read my blog, enjoy visiting the quilters I have chosen to share with you today :-).  Please let me know if you met a new fellow blogger, by posting a comment back on my blog.

Cheers...  Renee

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I am soooo excited!!!

First I want to make sure that everyone in the Lower Westchester, NY area knows about this great exhibit.  Not just because I am co-curating it with Donna Chambers :-). but because it is really a great exhibit, celebrating all types of quilting, at all levels, not just those that would make it into a juried show, but also the everyday quilter, enjoying this thing we call art!  It is a celebration about us!

So what is it....  Well my friend Donna Chambers and I were asked by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts to curate an exhibit together as the inaugural exhibit for their new gallery space in the New Rochelle City Hall Rotunda.  We were thrilled and the next thing we new it grew to include a simultaneous exhibit at the Media Loft Gallery, a gallery space in an artist residence/studio loft building also in New Rochelle.  With the added space we were able to accommodate not just our quilts, but quilts from fellow Pelham Quilters and a few other invited guest.   

I won't spoil it by showing pictures of the quilts here (yes, I want you to come see it in person :-)).  But here are the details.  The exhibit runs from March 11 - April 27th.

There are a few events as part of the exhibit and I am hoping you will be able to join me for at least one:
  • Fellow quilters will be interested in a book signing with Claire Oehler and Nancy Mirman, who will be presenting their new book "A Constellation of Stars".  The book signing is March 11th, from 1-2:30pm at the Media Loft location (50 Webster Ave, New Rochelle, NY, with parking across the street).
  • An Inaugural Reception at the New Rochelle City Hall Rotunda Gallery, 515 North Ave., New Rochelle, NY on Tuesday, March 13 @ 6pm.  We are fortunate to be the first exhibit to hang in the gallery space in the rotunda.  A light supper will be served.
  • An Artist Reception at MediaLoft on Sunday, March 25th from 4-7pm.  This is an opportunity, not only to see the exhibit, but to meet the artists as well.  There will be music and light refreshments.
So please stop by the exhibits and enjoy our quilts.  There will be over 50 quilts between the two exhibits.  Admission to all events and both galleries are free, as they are sponsored by New Rochelle Council on the Arts and their sponsors.