Thursday, July 7, 2011

Greetings from Barbara

Hello to the Mavens! Yes, Alice, I am Barbara Friedman from San Diego, CA. I have been quilting since 1985. I love to push the traditional pattern with bold fabrics. I have taken sketching and watercolor journaling classes and will be using my sketches in my art quilts (that's the plan!) I have a flickr site where you can see some of my sketches and a couple of quilts. When you are on, my site is BarbaraF2010. My part time job is working with adults with Acquired Brain Injury and for this month I am teaching young children to knit in a summer school program.

And Still Another Post from Alice!

Art quilting friends, we now have another member of our group!  Her first name is Barbara, but I don't yet know her last name or where she lives.  She's another one of Carolyn's recruits.  Carolyn got her name from fiber artist Sue Benner, sent me her email address (and another, actually) on to me.  I emailed her with an invitation to join, she replied immediately, and so, here is the revised schedule with BARBARA added to the end!

(1) Carolyn chooses theme #1 on July 15, for the quilt due on Sept. 15, 2011.
(2) Linda chooses theme #2 on Sept. 15, 2011, for November, 2011's quilt.
(3) Jane chooses theme #3 on Nov. 15, 2011, for January, 2012's quilt.
(4) Judy chooses theme #4 on Jan. 15, 2012,  for March, 2012's quilt.
(5) Rita chooses theme #5 on Mar. 15, 2012, for May, 2012's quilt.
(6) Patti chooses theme #6 on May 15, 2012, for July 2012's quilt.
(7) Andrea chooses theme #7 on July 15, 2012, for Sept. 2012's quilt.
(8) Alice chooses theme #8 for on Sept. 15, 2012,  Nov. 2012's quilt.
(9) Petra chooses theme #9 on Nov. 15, 2012,  for Jan 2013's quilt.
(10)  Kym chooses theme #10 on Jan. 15 2013 for March 2013's quilt
(11) Barbara chooses theme #11 on Mar. 15, 2013, for May, 2013's quilt

Can you believe that we now have over two years of quilt themes now assigned?  How exciting is that?  I can hardly wait, too, for Monday to come so that we can all read what Carolyn's theme is for our first quilt.  I am really pleased, as well, that more and more of our group have bitten the bullet to figure out how to become authors and have written their first posts.

Still haven't heard from Petra and Jane about any attempts they've made to join Google and become authors here!

Linda and Andrea have invited another quilter to join, from Australia.  (Forgive me if I am repeating myself!)  If she says yes and the other recommendation from Sue Benner does, too, se will have a Lucky 13!   

The Theme is Jelling!

Hi Material Mavens,

Okay, I'm zero-ing in on THE FIRST THEME of our quilting blog. Two themes keep swirling around in my head, and they're making me dizzy! It's pressure time for me!

Get on board, oh creative ones! I'll announce my final decision on MONDAY, JULY 11th.
Look for it then!

Rita- First time blogging

I think I did it! Am excited about this new adventure.