I am currently pursuing my goals as if they were a huge tree with many branches. My roots are solid and I am reaching for several goals concurrently. I am looking to build a body of work through several series, my Santa Fe series, my garden series, my fantasy series, and my nostalgia series. Each series will have 5 to seven pieces which are cohesive in style. I have completed some in each series. I am the queen of UFOs, moving from one quilt to the next as the need arises. Another goal is to exhibit as much as possible. So I have been looking at my drawings for each series critically so as to apply them to upcoming calls for entry. Due to time requirements I have moved from working one quilt to another to complete in time for a show. There is always something partly done on my board or on my table and I have a stack of UFOs awaiting the right time to get back to them.
I use cotton and silk fabric almost exclusively and keep most of it in an armoire which I keep closed when I'm not using it.
I used to work for Fabric Place, which went out of business and when they did I purchased my work table which is massive, with an extension that I always have up and in use. Below the table are drawers and cupboards where I keep scads of things from my batting to buckets of trims, ribbons, beads and my finished quilts. I use my Bernina almost exclusively as it is a perfect work horse giving me even stitches without breaks. I also have an old brother I used for teaching kids, a Pfaff, and a Baby Lock serger. Mine is a dry studio. I do not do any dying any more, but rely on those who do and sell their hand dyes. I do have paints and fabric markers and some lino blocks so I can explore printing my own designs.
On my table you can see the backing roll of a piece I am doing for entry to one of the IQF shows. I cannot show you any of that at all. There is a stack of UFOs on top of the table folded inward. In that stack are 'Monumental', 'Beyond the Deep', 'Peter and the Wolf' and 'Peter's World'; one from the Santa Fe series, two from the fantasy series and one from the nostalgia series.
I tend to be wordy so I will clip it here. If you are ever in my neck of the woods, please drop by for a visit. My address and phone are accurate on the SAQA member list. Come on by, we can play in the studio!"