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Monday, December 6, 2010
Hearts & Quilts
I was wandering around my friend Kathleen's home and found this beautiful heart hanging in her cupboard.. I have shown you other photos of Kathleen's home, it is a photographers delight..The background here, reminded me of quilts and quilting designs.
The other evening we had our SMQA Quilt Christmas Dinner. We had veggie soup, bread and cake for dessert. Sound funny? Well, with it went a donation to Manna House for over $700.00.
Everyone that came to the dinner donated what they could and it all added up. We had a representative from Manna House Oakhurst along with a gentleman from the Wood Workers group that showed us the little wooden baby doll cradles they had constructed as Christmas Gifts. 6 Guilds were invited to make the little quilts and they had over 600 donated, along with pillow cases and of course, dolls were also donated. We were given two as a thank you, and we will have it for raffle at our Quilt Show in May..They are beautiful and would delight any little girl.
After the dinner we had a game called a Christmas Carol Test.. Well the word "test" ended it for me, but it was great fun.. Can you guess what these are? "Quadruped with crimson proboscis", " Tintinnabulation", or "Small juvenile thumping", and these were the easy ones.
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,