Monday, August 31, 2015

Got Jazz? - update

 Greetings All,
Here is the official postcard for Got Jazz?  at the CAC coming this September and if you are in the area do stop on by and view the exhibit.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

1st Friday @ the CAC - Sept 4, 2015

Greetings All,
Here's my announcement for 1st Friday at the C.A.C.  I will be there on the 3rd floor in the resident artist studio of Pat Keck.  This will also be the opening for Got Jazz?  If you can make the artist reception on September 12th please stop by on the 4th.  And if you would like to say hello to me on the 4th I will be upstairs on the 3rd floor of the Contemporary Arts Center, Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, till 8:00 pm on Fridays.
305 SW Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Illinois Quiltscape - update

Greeting All,
Here is the official poster for "Illinois Quiltscape" that will open this weekend, August 28th at the Jacoby Arts Center, in Alton, IL.  Illinois Quiltscape explores the complexity and diversity in contemporary quilt making across Illinois. Twenty quilters from across Illinois have been invited to exhibit a quilt of original design. Inclusive of Art Quilts, Modern Quilts, Functional Bed and Wall Hanging Quilts, the exhibition highlights how traditional and contemporary 
quilting techniques are used to best tell each quilt’s unique story.
Included in the exhibition are:
Cheryl Adam (Bloomington), Frieda Anderson (Elgin), Gail Baar (Highland Park), Mary Jo Bower (Chicago), Rhonda Byrd (Flanagan) , Georgia Dawson (Bloomington), Connie Guhlstorf (Normal), Gwen Jones(Chicago), Lynn Kunz (Woodstock), Donna Lee (Melvin), Barbara Miller (Normal), Pam Riss (Streator), Barbara Schneider (Woodstock), Diane Skidmore (Bloomington), Penny Waldrip (Bloomington), Laura Wasilowski (Elgin),Fiber Artist Trish Williams (Peoria), Betty Woodruff (Normal),

Friday, August 14, 2015

FAC - Got Jazz? - CAC

Greetings All,
Got Jazz?  is coming to the Contemporary Arts Center of Peoria, IL Sept 4 - Oct 23, 2015.   Opening reception: Sept 12th from 6:30 - 8:30 with music by Sandra Mosley.

This is a big honor for me because it's my current hometown and I curated this venue.  The exhibit includes works by Pat Bishop, Kathie Briggs, Jennifer Conrad, Clarian Ferrono, Pat Kroth, Casey Puetz, Jan Rickman, Laura Wasilowski, Marianne R. Williamson, and yours truly.  So if you are in the area during this time do stop by and check out the exhibit.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Illinois Quiltscapes - Update.

Greetings All,
Where Two or More... (below) is moving on to the Jacoby Arts Center627 E. Broadway, in Alton, IL 62002.  The exhibit dates are August 28th - Oct 15, 2015.  This is a juried exhibition curated by the McLean County Art Center.  Thanks to the McLean for including me.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Gems of Prairie Quilt Show

Greetings All,
I will be a guest artists of the annual quilt show of the Gems of Prairie here in the heartland of Illinois.  This is another honor that has been bestowed on me and for this I am grateful for the opportunity.  I will be displaying art quilts and garments.  I also will have hand dyed/painted fabrics.  If you are in the area do stop by and say hello.

WHEN:  Saturday Sept. 26 & Sunday Sept. 27, 2015
TIME:    Saturday 9 am – 5 pm   Sunday   11 am – 4 pm
WHERE:   Peoria Civic Center   HALL D
ADMISSION:   $7 per day or $10 for 2-day pass

2015 Gems of the Prairie Raffle Quilt
“Gems Stars” is an original design by Sue Krause and was pieced by Sue Krause and Sylvia Pace.  The quilt measures 100″ x 100″.  100% cotton fabrics purchased through TailorMade by Design and Hobbs 80/20 batting was used.  It was machine quilted by Sue Krause.  Photography is by Tammy Risinger.
The ticket price is 1 for $1.00 or 6 for $5.00!  The drawing will be held December 9, 2015.  You do not need to be present to win!
The quilt will be on display at our annual Autumn Gems of the Prairie Quilt Show, Saturday, September 26 and Sunday September 27th at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL.  After the show, the quilt will be on display in local Quilt Stores in the area.  You can purchase tickets at the show, or from any Gems Guild member.
If you want tickets email:


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