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Playing with fabric in between trips to the beach sounds like a lovely prospect!

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I came home from an early June trip to the beach to this lovely month’s selection of the Pressed Seam Club.

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The muted colors with the occasional burst of bright exactly mirror the scene we enjoyed along the Pacific Coast.

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June also brought warmer weather, once home again we barely survived a heat wave in late June. The memory of cool fog along the beach became a dream I had only imagined …

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I suppose playing with the beach fabrics could bring back the cool beach memories while suffering in triple digit heat waves!

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Maybe I should make these fabrics into a beach scene.

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Last weekend was a thrilling and delightful experience. I had the honor and pleasure of being invited to participate in an art show with four other artists at the Mountain Rambler Brewery.

IMG_3731Sunday morning we gathered at the brewery before it opened to hang the artwork. There were quilts, pastels, oils, and watercolor!

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After laying out all the artwork on the tables, Ann suggested where various pieces could go and we started to hang. There was a lot of putting up, stepping back, thinking about it, moving around, gazing, until finally, each one was just right.

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I have two pieces in the show, my Bristlecone Sunset and South Fork of Big Pine Creek mountains (which I’ll be doing its own blog post on soon!). My pieces are to the left of the door as you first come in. We grouped a few more bristlecone pine trees near mine, a quilt by Suzanne Logan and an oil painting by Ann Piersall.

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Ann’s stunning oil paintings take up most of one wall, showing the beauty of our mountain landscape.

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To the right of her paintings, are the other quilts by Suzanne Logan, including this stunning owl. One of my favorites of her work.

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On the opposite side of the room, are watercolors by Mary Newton, and pastel by Scott Weaver.

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We had a casual meet the artists reception Sunday evening. It was a pleasure to see friends and share the artwork with all. After so many hours of working tirelessly to meet the deadline, it was a heady feeling to have it all done!

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The show will be up through October, if you are interested to see the artwork in person. Thank you Ann for inviting us all to participate in your show, and Joe for sharing the brewery space with us!

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I finished the mountain quilt just in time to take it for a hike and photograph it in the landscape where it was inspired before hanging it in the show. My friend Sage commented on my picture of the quilt saying, “Reminds me of a Doug Robinson quote, ‘To be a mountaineer is to first love the mountains, then to climb them.’ And then to sew them.”

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