Wednesday, February 8, 2012

"Seeing Red" ATC

I cannot remember the last time that I have been so intensely focused and creative. It has been nearly seven weeks! I have completed five quilts, made two Christmas gifts and 16 Valentines. It's been an incredible high so I was so surprised that when I signed up for "Red," the theme for this month's Arts in the Cards exchange, that I had so much trouble. I attempted two different ideas and was not satisfied with either. Last night the idea of using my experience to create my ATC popped into my head and so "Seeing Red" was born. I used Prisma colored pencils so each one is a little different. Hope the group is pleased. They are all so incredibly talented.

Now it is back to quilting for me. My studio calls! Tomorrow I promise to share my completed challenge quilt and my Bonuses for the Foto/Fiber, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society which begins on the 15th.

Speaking of the challenge, here is the list of participates again:

1. Rayna Gillman
2. Kristin McNamara Freeman
3. Janice Paine Dawes
4. Sherrie Spangler
5. Marti Porterfield
6. Denise Frank
7. Carol Esch
8. Mary Ann Mauney
9. Martha Ginn
10. Vivian Helena Aumond-Capone

13.  Del Thomas 
15. Louise Baldel
18. Barbara J. Beardsley

I also want to publicly thank Sherrie Spangler and Carol Esch for their kindness. It was unexpected and touched me deeply. Thank you!


  1. I am glad to read you are about to post your challenge quilt. I finished my top this afternoon and am ready to layer and quilt. I'm flying to an SAQA exhibit opening Fri. night in Little Rock, AR. It's our Region's (MS, AL, LA, AR) first exhibit--Connecting Threads; will run through April. We will have a mini-conference on Saturday.
    So I'll finish my challenge in a few more days. Eager to see others!
    Martha Ginn

  2. Martha, Can't wait to see your quilt! Have fun in Little Rock. Hugs, Karen

  3. Soo happy to see that surge of energy from everyone, congratulations!!!
    Martha D.


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