Wednesday, July 20, 2016

MADELINE ISLAND SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

SAVE THE DATE-- I will be returning to teach at Madeline Island School of the Arts  
October 2-6, 2017.

MAKE YOUR MARK: A QUILTER'S MARK MAKING STUDY




follow the link for more information Madeline Island School of the Arts

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

IT'S A GO!

Cloudburst 50" x 51" is a semi-finalist headed to QuiltWeek in Grand Rapids, MI August 10-13, 2016. Machine pieced and hand quilted. Improvised small quilt studies were the inspiration to explore shapes and use of space. A fair amount of open space allowed me to really play with the quilting! I thought the color palette suggested the misty look following a sudden downpour, and the name Cloudburst was given to the quilt. I find the last stitch is often followed by the naming of the quilt. Mom and I are looking forward to another exciting time with our AQS friends in Grand Rapids MI!  Learn more about the show here  quilt week

CLOUDBURST 50" x 51" by pam j beal
Hopefully some of the quilting is seen in this detail photo. You might be able to see that the batik in the lower center of the photo is the model for a section of quilting in the upper right of the photo.

Monday, April 18, 2016

THE ADVENTURES OF DOG WALKS GIRL

Dog Walks Girl, the quilt, is well traveled now.  After a little Florida spring break at the AQS QuiltWeek Daytona Beach show, it is at the Paducah show which opens this week-- April 20-23rd.  I just learned that Dog Walks Girl is a winner, but the fiends at AQS...whoops, FRIENDS are building happy suspense by not yet revealing where the quilt placed.  

The Awards Presentation is available online Tuesday April 19 at 5 pm CST.  Join me and watch it here  www.youtube.com/quilttv   

On Wednesday April 20, the full list of award winners and photos of quilts will be published here  www.quiltweek.com  Dog Walks Girl was awarded the Honorable Mention in the category.  Thank you for the honor!  I should mention that AQS publishes a show catalog of the Paducah QuiltWeek, available at the American Quilter link below.

Up next, Dog Walks Girl will appear with AQS at QuiltWeek Syracuse, NY July 27-30th. 


The quilt arrived home in good shape, and I am enjoying the Catalogue of Show Quilts.  




Not yet through with adventures, Dog Walks Girl was selected to be published in the QUILT ART engagement calendar 2017 by Klaudeen Hansen.  I have been using this calendar for years! On a September 2017 page, I will be greeted by my own quilt.  You can order your copy here  www.americanquilter.com



Now the dog is ready to walk the girl.  pjb  



Wednesday, April 13, 2016

PUBLISHED

Thank you American Quilter!  My article, Improvisation on a Small Strip is in print.  See the May 2016 issue.    AQ American Quilter





Friday, March 25, 2016

CLOUDBURST 50" X 51"

Running laps from the design wall to the vintage Pfaff sewing machine to the ironing board to the cutting mat---repeat!  The quilt grows from ideas explored in my last two small study quilts.

Pieces and ideas being auditioned on the design wall.

Hand quilting.
Detail of completed quilt.
Deadline--3-25-2016.  Done!  Cloudburst 50" x 51" is entered into the QuiltWeek Grand Rapids show.  Now it is up to the jury, and I'll share more photos later.  pjb

Join me in sharing your quilts in an AQS show.  Here is the link--
quiltweek.com

Friday, February 12, 2016

MADELINE ISLAND SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

The good people at the Madeline Island School of the Arts will gladly help you with your registration.  We hope to see you in class!  Madeline Island School Of The Arts


In the archive is the 11-28-14 post in which Gwen talks about her book 37 Sketches, an award winning result of her small study design work.  

Sunday, December 20, 2015

SMALL STUDIES WITH GWEN MARSTON & PAM BEAL

An unexpected phone call interrupted the sewing and minutes later I was scheduled to team teach with Gwen.  

SMALL STUDIES WITH GWEN MARSTON & PAM BEAL----Madeline Island School of the Arts
October 10-14, 2016.  Small Studies, the practice most important to my growth as a quilt maker.  Small Studies, the subject of Gwen's award winning book, 37 SKETCHES.





Ontonagon Clay 9" x 11 1/2" by Pam Beal
Published in Minimal Quiltmaking by Gwen Marston
I hope you can join us!  

Small Studies with Gwen Marston & Pam Beal