Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Village Piecemakers- Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative Continued

Yesterday, Nancy McGrew and I were featured in Ami Simm's Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative update blog. Click here to read the article. The post is called "Quilters Give in Many Ways".

The piece pictured here is from the Priority Quilt Workshop. I taught the students how to make this background and thread paint these cute flowers.

Since the participants are each donating their workshop pieces, I thought it would be fitting for me to donate this class sample.

So today, Lazy Daisies will be shipped to Diane Petersmarck, the dedicated volunteer that handles the Priority Quilts.

It is number #7302  if you wish to watch for it come up for sale or auction. I am getting very close to my $1000 promise. Perhaps this is the piece that will reach my goal!

I have appreciated the opportunity to interact with many of Ami's volunteers. Fannie Narte, an accomplished quilter, worked on the blog article. A big thanks to Fannie.

Friday, May 27, 2011

SAQA Donation

I have taken a break from working on the Sacred Threads exhibit to finish my 12" x 12" piece for SAQA. I used my lazy landscape technique for the background and then did the daisies with thread play.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lisa's Menuet

Years ago my father, William Brehm, wrote the melody heard here in this video clip. I would hear him working on it while I was visiting. It quickly became one of my favorites and I learned to play it by ear on my own piano. Later when my dad finished it, he named it for me. I am quite pleased that it is the background for this charming video about the wonderful Mott's Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan. The pianist is Lisa Emenheiser, a talented musician who brings my dad's music compositions to life. The videographer is Andy Sacks, a long time friend of my folks.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Village Piecemakers Priority Quilts Show and Tell

As promised, here are photos of some of the resulting Priority Quilts from the workshop. Aren't they wonderful!

Judy McIntyre

Betty Bassett

Pam Klobukowski

Becky Carr

Dara Tokar

Nancy McGrew

Diane Beach

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Village Piecemakers Workshop for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative

Today I spent a wonderful day with the Village Piecemakers from Poolesville, MD. I did a workshop devoted to making Priority Quilts for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.  After teaching my favorite stripped piece background, I demonstrated some of my techniques to make trees and flowers.  In this photo you can see the works in progress. It was so much fun to see these little 9" x 12" quilts develop. I look forward to seeing the finished projects.