I had a great time at the 5th Annual Lake Meadows Art Fair. I shared a booth with Gwen McGee-Boyd of the "Sew What Art Quilters". There was great music, food, and friends. It was a two day event and I forgot how my body needs more time to rebound and it took me two weeks to recover and now I'm back. Gwen and I are getting ready now for the "24th Annual Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival" July 18th & 19th, 2009 in Evanston, IL we will be in booth 41 & 42 so if you are on town come by and say hello.
Several of my pieces found new homes and for that I am truly grateful. Than allows me room to make more and I know that those pieces will be enjoyed. (Kinda Blue-coat-left, Advancing Through Adversity-wall hanging, Ebony/Ivory/Scarlett-jacket, and Maple Leaf Rag-coat at the bottom of this page).
These are some of my favorite peoples. Some have supported me and encourage along life way and I shall always be grateful. Some are old clients that I have created custom garments for, taught quilting and some I just met this weekend and just like their spirit. One young lady the last time I saw her she was about 6 or 7 years old and now she's 21 and I was most impressed to see and she and her mother remember me after all these years.
Donna and Ted Feaster (left) are long time friends and collectors of my work and I own several pieces of Ted's stain-glass and I am honored to view them each and every day in my home.
Their daughters are hanging out with my "Darling Divas/Friends" telling mom which new ones they want to add to their collection.
Floretta King and Jean Woodruff have some wonderful, color, and varied accessories and I have known them for years and love their work ethic in their senior year they are sill going strong and that encourages me.