Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fund Raising at its Best

Today is the first day you can preview the wonderful donated art work for the fundraiser known as Collage Mania. The proceeds of this fundraiser go to the American Cancer Society. I can't believe all the gorgeous work many generous artists have made for this event.

This is my second year to donate an art work and the photo below shows the piece that I made for this year's fundraiser. You can see all the beautiful art here. And this page tells you how the fundraising event works.

It's pretty rare these days that a person hasn't been affected in some way from cancer. Whether it is/was you, a relative, a friend, or casual acquaintance, you can help by considering the purchase of a piece of art and the money you pay goes directly to the American Cancer Society for all their wonderful and ongoing efforts.

And in other news....I completely forgot to boast about my fantastic news that I got recently. I submitted an art quilt entry to a juried show and found out I was accepted. YAY! The show is Focus on Fiber II - Small Art Quilt Open, a national juried small format art quilt exhibition held on these dates: May 16-July 4, 2009. Here is the web site if you would like further information.

I am unable to share my quilt with you at this time, although I didn't find any language in my paperwork that stated I couldn't post a photo of the quilt. Perhaps I missed it or they didn't say, but I'm not taking any chances. I will say this, my quilt is small. I'm sure you've got a great image in your mind now right?? LOL! I will definitely share the quilt with you here when I get it back after the show, some time in July.

The next photo shows what I've been painting on the last couple of days. Frames! Over the course of the past year or more, I've purchased some art prints by artists I admire. I really want to get these prints framed and up for display. So this is my start.

Here is a photo of my studio today. I've been working on my Twelve by Twelve quilt that is due on June 1. I have conveniently blurred it out (it's sitting under the needle of the sewing machine), so that you cannot see it yet.

And just look at how my little sproutlings are doing! I've actually got two trays of sprouts going and today I had to put some artificial lighting on them as we are having a very gloomy, rainy day.


  1. Congratulations on making it into the show! Well deserved.

  2. Congrats on making the show! That's great news! I love your studio. It looks like a very happy place. What's the view?

  3. Congrats on being accepted at the show.
    Your studio looks very nice. Is it always this tidy?!

  4. Good for you on being accepted into that show. I also liked the collage piece. Her hair is curly just like it might be after losing it and then having it growing back that way! Don't know if you did that intentionally but someone with cancer might guess that:) Good call either way-you made a meaningful piece.

  5. Your cutting table turned out great! What a nice addition to your studio and your fabric bundles look so colorful and tidy! Great studio space.

  6. okay I need you to come and visit me and organize my fabrics so they look all pretty and neat like yours!

  7. Congrats on your show piece! And your studio is awesome.

  8. I love the texture in the piece you donated for the American Cancer Society fundraising. Congratulations on your acceptance to the Focus on Fiber show.

  9. janice in detroitMay 01, 2009 6:51 AM

    Congrats on the show. I am impressed with how neat your space is and love all those fabrics. I am inspired to get my studio space cleaned up and rearranged.

  10. Terri - Congrats on your show - that's a good one! And many thanks for the mention of Collage Mania. Thanks to great art such as yours I am optimistic that it will be a very successful fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Our goal is to raise at least $20,000 in three days!


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