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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Quilted Cat Pillows are great fun, and a wonderful use of old blocks, ribbons, buttons, yarn and beads. Recycling at it's best. What ever is handy.. In 2006 I took a Cat Pillow Class with June Colburn at Camp Watch-a-Patcher in Orange Co. Calif. This gathering is every other year, and a way for me to see friends in an area that we moved from. It is also a wonderful opportunity to meet super quilt instructors. An other teacher that was great fun that year was Keely Barham who taught the Crazy Quilted Doll. I used her technique on the eyes of the pink cat. Check out their sites for information on their patterns.
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,