It's exciting to have both paintings and quilts in two group shows, both at Port Perry galleries. So get out there! The Kent Farndale Gallery is inside the Scugog Public Library and that show is on until Wednesday April 29th. Walk one blocks west and drop into the Scugog Council for the Arts Gallery. This is a group show "pre-tour" of Lake Scugog Studio Tour artists.
I've been busy painting and quilting this winter in preparation for the Lake Scugog Studio Tour. I've done more paintings in my series of urban landscapes of St. John's and have started to work on a series from photos I took in Sweden. I've also done more of the In The Birches series. My quilting is all over the place, from modern to abstract art to traditional. I hope to see you on the tour. You can start at my studio, 34 Woodbridge Circle, Port Perry, Ontario, and I'll give you a map to take you to 12 other studios with a total of 32 artists. When you Google or set your GPS use the town name "Scugog" to find me easily.
There's one really big quilt show in Canada put on by the Canadian Quilt Association and called "Quilt Canada". This is a juried show of about 85 or so quilts. This year the show is in St. Catharines, Ontario in June 2014. I had my quilt Floating in this show 2 years ago. This year I entered two quilts, Friends and Retired Not Retiring. Friends is a large wallhanging designed by Michele Hill of Australia. It is raw-edge machine applique (if anyone knows how to get WordPress to add an accent, please send me directions!) The other quilt, Retired Not Retiring, I designed for my brother and sister-in-law to give as a gift in honour of their retirements and a big move to a custom-designed modern home in Goderich, Ontario. I'm SOOO excited! And to top it all off, they both got into the juried show called "Quilt Week" that takes place in Paducah, Kentucky. Richard and I went to this show last year and they had about 400 quilts in the show. I'll be travelling to both shows this spring - who can resist seeing your quilt hanging at such wonderful shows!