Photos Online of Fashion Using Tie Dye Fabrics

December 29, 2009 § Leave a comment

I am a dyer, loving every aspect of low water immersion hands-on fabric dyeing and dye painting of  silk, cotton, rayon, linen.  So I enjoy seeing what’s happening out there.

This is an interesting site that has twelve photos of the new fashions.  The photos shown are of tie dye fabrics.  It’s hard to get past the bone-thin models who appear close to death, but try.      What do you think?

“Form, Not Function” Quilt Art at the Carnegie, New Albany, Indiana, January 8 – March 6, 2010

December 24, 2009 § Leave a comment

“Form, not Function” Quilt Art at the Carnegie will be exhibited in New Albany, Indiana, at the Carnegie Center, from January 8 – March 6, 2010.

Further info is at:


Terry Jarrard-Dimond

Pink Glove Dance for Breast Cancer Awareness on You Tube

December 9, 2009 § 1 Comment

This You Tube video  was presented by employees at the Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, for breast cancer awareness.

Worth seeing!

The daughter-in-law of  Caryl Hancock, who is  a quilt artist friend, Emily MacInnes Somers, created, directed and choreographed this  last week for her Medline glove division as a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness.

Medline wanted to  promote their new pink gloves; the idea came about, and   many employees wanted to participate including  doctors and patients, all having fun doing it.

When the video  got to  one million hits,  Medline was to make a huge contribution to the hospital, as well as offering free mammograms for the community.  When I checked the You Tube video today, they have more than four million hits already!

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New Bonnie McCaffery Vidcast of Quilts in 2009 International Quilt Festival, Houston

December 7, 2009 § Leave a comment

Bonnie McCaffery has a new vidcast, which is of the 2009 International Quilt Festival in Houston last month.       She shows some quilts that I haven’t seen posted online anywhere else at:

The creativity of the quilt artists amazes me!

“Transformations ’09: Reflections” Exhibit at Guilford Art Gallery in Guilford, Connecticut, Through January 3, 2010

December 5, 2009 § Leave a comment

The Guilford Art Center presents the latest exhibition of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), Transformations ’09: Reflections, on view now through January 3, 2010.

The art center’s site is:

“Fiberistic Journeys” at Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, Wisconsin, January 24 – March 21, 2010

December 5, 2009 § Leave a comment

FIBERISTIC JOURNEYS, a quilt  exhibit, will be held at the Anderson Art Center, 121 66th St., Kenosha, WI on January 24 through March 21, 2010.

The Opening Reception will be on Jan. 24, 2010 from 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Exhibitors will be Robbi Joy Eklow, Ann Fahl, Beth Gilbert, Denise Havlan, Annette M. Hendricks and Rachel Wetzler.

The center’s site is:

Sandhill Crane Migration Through Jasper-Pulaski in Northern Indiana

December 1, 2009 § Leave a comment

We are going to the Jasper-Pulaski Wildlife Refuge in northwest Indiana later this week to see the thousands of sandhill cranes on their migration through the area.   As they continue their southern migration, many fly right over our place.

They constantly chatter back and forth, so they are noisy.   We always know when they are overhead.   They fly very high and look small because of the altitude at which they fly, but the chatter alerts us to their flight.

Listen to the Sandhill Cranes during their fall migration (.wav file)

This is a You Tube video of the migration taken at dusk on November 28, 2009 at Jasper-Pulaski.

The sandhills    come in from all directions to rest for the night.  The crane count was approximately 22,000.   A nature spectacle that is well worth experiencing,  I’ve been told.

The migration  is one of Indiana’s greatest wildlife spectacles at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area.  Each fall, tens of thousands of sandhill cranes visit Jasper-Pulaski’s  marshes.  Two observation towers provide great viewing points to see thousands of sandhill cranes in fall migration.

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