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Thursday, October 8, 2015

You're Invited: Studio Tour 2015 October 16,17 and 18

Once again it is my pleasure to participate in the annual Great Falls Studios Studio Tour. You are invited in to the studios of artists working in a wide variety of media during this event. Meet them, chat with them, maybe watch a demonstration or spend some time looking through their inventory. The event is free, family friendly and makes a lovely outing driving the backroads and admiring the autumnal scenes.

For all the details go here

I will be showcasing my two big recent finishes, "Poppies for JPC" and "TOM Flies Free". If you have visited me before on the tour you'll know I love to chat with you about my quilts. My focus this, as last year, is on weaving history into my quilts.
 This is "Poppies for JPC". Regular readers of this blog will know it is to honor the service of my Grandfather in World War I so I added a few props to my photo. The quilt is 56" square and beautifully quilted by Su Gardner of Fairfax.
 Again, another familiar quilt for you regulars, this is "TOM Flies Free" which was an online project in 2014 about the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. Grey with splashes of lime green to brighten it and a bird in each block to represent the concept of flying to freedom this quilt is 58" high x 75" wide and also expertly quilted by Su Gardner.

 "Wedding China" is a small piece from the June Bride series a few years back. Measuring 24" square it was masterfully quilted by Cheryl Kotecki.

Most of my pieces are display only but there may well be a few for sale this year so come visit. Each day I will have available a freshly made home baked cookie using a New Zealand recipe from my Mum. Come early while supplies last - if you don't want to talk about quilts then we can chat about recipes!

There are 44 artists ready to meet you on this Tour. Many are in their own home studios but some of us, not having studios user friendly for visitors, are in alternate locations. I am indeed fortunate to be invited to join the talented artist Linda Jones, in her home studio. We are stop #26.
 Linda paints frequently with watercolors and above is her recently completed "Muted Morning". This prolific artist also uses acrylics and sometimes even fabric in her works. Come explore her studio full to overflowing with a wide variety of art to admire and purchase.

 Downstairs, adjacent to Linda's studio, we are thrilled to have silversmith Richard Masaniello with us again this year. It is fascinating to talk with Richard about the process he uses to create his original, handmade and unique pieces of jewelry. Most all of Richard's pieces can be purchased during the tour but he will also make you a custom piece if the one you want is already gone or not quite what you'd love to have.

Friday October 16 - noon to 5pm

Saturday October 17 - 10am to 5pm

Sunday October 18 - noon to 5pm

Towlston Woods Studio, 804 Towlston Road, McLean

We look forward to seeing you and sharing our creativity with the community!


Cheryl Kotecki said...

Your photos are all great advertisement for the event - the props in your quilt photos are wonderful! (as usual)

pinkdeenster said...

It is always so great to see your work and tharpt of Linda and the silversmith. If I am up to driving by then I will stop by. I am dying to see the poppies quilt!