Cherrywood is a Minnesota company that creates hand dyed fabrics and they put on this Prince Challenge in 2018. It was displayed at the Rochester Quilt Show and Conference in June 2019. Here's a quote from Cherrywood's website:
"We apply our privately designed line of colors to high quality fabrics
to offer you the best product for your creative needs. The hand dyeing
process we’ve perfected over our 30+ years produces a beautiful
tone-on-tone texture that reads as a solid, but has depth and variety
that will never be replicated by mass-production. Cherrywood is proudly
made in the U.S.A. by women who sew, create and dye a little every day." Go to Cherrywood to find out more or order fabrics today.
Modern Quilt Studio was a vendor at the Minnesota Quilt Show 2019. They hold workshops and attend many shows and conferences around the world. Find out where you may see them next or take a class soon on their calendar.
The Minnesota Quilt Show was last week in Rochester, Minnesota. I'm an art quilter that is working to get back into her art. I went to the show last week to be inspired and take in the beauty of these amazing artists.
Piece by Piece by Peg Lindberg
The Minnesota Contemporary Quilters' 2019 Challenge was Songspiration. A few of my favorites are shown here with the artist's name and inspiration..
Moon Rise over Lake Superior by Mimie Pollard
Close up Moon Rise over Lake Superior
Debbie Boyles inspired by a photo she took on the Lennon Wall in Prague and the song "Imagine," by John Lennon.
Kelly Swenson inpiration the song, "Here Comes the Sun."
Fun quilts that take inspiration from music. Hmmmm, it gives me some ideas. More art coming soon.
My silly little friend, Kinsley and her Mom, Abby came over to play with some art and henna hair, yesterday. Oh and to meet our cats, Norris and Tara. Norris is the more nervous of our kitties. He was so calm and tolerant of this excited little girl.
Abby took these pictures of us. Here we had applied the henna to our hair; we put on a plastic bag and a towel over the big mess. We had it wait a bit for the color to apply. We came over to show Norris.
We had to get Abby in the picture fun with a selfie.
See the strand of henna--orange color in Kinsley's hair?
Norris is under there some where.
Did you notice there are no pictures of Tara? Yup, she ran away. Under the couch and then down the stairs into the lower level. Maybe another time. If you haven't met Tara yet, check out Tara and Norris here.
More art making and fun with Kinsley and Abby in the future.
May is always a busy time and change is in the air. To add to that excitement, we have an Art Show, Spring Concert and Book Fair all at the beginning of May at Ridgeway Community School.
Mixed art by 2nd & 3rd Grade Artists
Zinnias inspired by artist Clementine Hunter by 4th & 5th grade artists
Cardinals, turtles, Pete the cats by 1st Grade Artists
Mixed art by Kindergarten artists
The song, "Imagine," by John Lennon inspired this art by 2nd and 3rd grade artists.
One song in the Spring Concert had sign language done by three fifth grade students, Kayleigh, Naser and Payton with them wearing white gloves and a black light illuminated their gestures. Kinders backs in the foreground quite enthralled.
The entrance into the Art and Music room that Jill Rae Ahrens and I share.