Today is the second giveaway of my video workshop, Art Quilt Design from Photo to Threadwork, and is hosted by my friend Deborah Boschert. Her website is here, and her blog and the giveaway post are here. Be sure to surf over and comment to enter the giveaway!
When I moved to Maine in 2004, the first thing I did was find the quilters, especially the art quilters. Maine has a great statewide guild with many regional/local chapters and a few statewide groups, including Art Quilts Maine. At the very first meeting I attended, I met Deborah, whose husband was then in the Navy and assigned to Brunswick. I didn’t realize for quite some time that Deborah was also relatively new to Maine. We began emailing back and forth, and within a couple of months decided to start our own mini-group, The Frayed Edges, with our dear friends Kate Cutko and Kathy Daniels. If you click on the categories, you can see the many wonderful times we have shared over the years.
Fast forward many years: our kids are growing rapidly, we’ve both been published in journals and books, made DVDs, exhibited at national and international venues! I think if you had told us as we chatted in the parking lot after that meeting what we would have done in less than a decade, we would never have believed it!
The first year the challenges were by theme, then by color. As someone who lives for color, I was surprised that one of my favorites of Deborah’s is this monochromatic beauty, In Light Of
Deborah has filmed the DVD workshop Contemporary Fabric Collage, been on TV segments for Quilting Arts TV, as well as done some great web seminars for them. You can find all the QA/Interweave offerings with Deborah here, at the Interweave Store.
Thank you Deborah for being part of the bloghop and giveaway, but most especially for the gift of being my friend.