This is the Monday, October 6, Art Salad project. Making a necklace, an experiment in balance. I will supply all the stuff you need to make 1 necklace, using natural stone beads, and glass or metal accents, with a silver plated chain. If you have a favorite color, you may bring beads to add to mine. I suggest size 8 seed beads, or larger, or crystals, etc.
If you want to join us, sign up at Two Twelve Arts.

This is my entry to the Michigan Quilt Artists Invitational show. The theme this year is South of the Border. My quilt is called Papel Picado, for the cut paper flags used in celebrations. The opening was at Greater Flint Arts Council, and the show travels for 2 years, all over the state.

These are the last Art Salad Challenge pieces. The inspiration was an article in Quilting Arts, called Culture Cloth. I was amazed at the entries. What artful, talented people! I can’t wait to show them the new inspiration pictures.

A tour of Hoffman Fabrics warehouse is a highlight of my trip to California. I caught sight of a Mr. Hoffman, who graciously stood for a picture.

Michelle Flores is our cheerful and friendly guide.

The lobby of Hoffman Fabrics is filled with surfing memorabilia.

We are giving rapt attention to all the eye candy.

Michelle calls for a few stragglers to keep up.
The fabric is wrapped on bolts.