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white roses


Purity, innocence, sympathy, and spirituality have long been associated with white roses but they can also be found expressing true love, young love and virtue aside from being admired for their simple beauty.

Just one of the things being worked on as I prepare inventory for the upcoming show in Houston. The staff at Quilts Inc. was given quite a challenge with Hurricane Ike roaring through town and only today are getting back into their offices for the first time since getting power restored and phones lines coming back on slowly. If anyone can put on a show following a hurricane, it’s Quilts Inc.. I really don’t know how they do it but seems that no matter what, they are up for the challenge. If you have signed up for any classes give them a little extra time to get the huge backlog of emails and VM’s handled- they are in catch-up mode. They have also extended the signup deadline by two weeks. I am waiting to hear if there are any spots left in my workshop and I’ll post the answer as soon as I hear.

No time for more- busy wrapping, dyeing, sewing, and just general preparation!

show preparation in progress

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After posting a question to the dyerslist forum about where to find the cheapest black cotton that discharges well, I ended up at JoAnns Fabrics where I bought 12yds of black cotton with a 40% coupon at about $1.70 yd. The above photos chart the progress of the project which is to do a quick discharge on the yardage to use as table skirtings on a 10×20 booth at the Houston International Quilt Festival. The booth backdrop will be plain black without any design so as to serve as a blank canvas to all the colored silk to be displayed there. I wanted large designs on the skirtings so the booth reads”shibori” from a distance. I have a corner booth for extra visibility. All will be flameproofed as per show safety regulations . So much more to blog about but time is limited at the moment. Look for a special post tomorrow…..