Tuesday, November 14, 2017

In Memory of Nancy Zieman

I was shocked and saddened to learn today that Nancy Zieman (Sewing With Nancy) had passed away after a long, courageous battle with cancer.  I feel like I have lost a close personal friend.  She was a wonderful, dedicated and compassionate sewing teacher who will be greatly missed by thousands of loyal fans who faithfully watched her TV show, Sewing With Nancy, since 1982.   Thankfully, you can still see episodes on PBS stations and on YouTube.  Nancy was an inspiration to us all and will be greatly missed.

To read her personal goodbye retirement message, go to this link:
http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/quilting-2/a-personal-note-from-nancy/

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Moonlight in Vermont

For my donation this year to the 2017 SAQA Benefit Auction, I wanted to try doing a series and expand on the theme of moonlight.  I call this little art quilt, Moonlight in Vermont.  It's 12" x 12" per the required size for submission.  I made it for two reasons; (1) I was born in Vermont and (2) It's the title of one of my favorite songs.  I used the same background fabric as in my previous quilt.  I used silver tissue lamé for the moon again and silver metallic thread for the quilting design and for highlighting the mountain tops.   This time, however,  I used a silver permanent marker to add more highlights to show the moon's shadow on the mountains.  (It sold for $100)
Moonlight in Vermont  ©2017