Sunday, May 30, 2010

Busy, busy, busy!

I have been crazy busy the last few weeks. After Art-A-Whirl, I began working on a new project: The Fiber NationThe Fiber Nation. This on top of being sick for an entire week with a horrible sore throat/headache combo, has kept me busy! 

The new blog, will also have a website that will accompany it eventually, but it is still in the design stages. I really hope you will check it out, become a follower and come along with me as I attempt to create a community and information hub for the fiber arts! (Also, if you have a blog, I'd love to exchange links with you!)

The current article is about the International Quilt Market that was here in Minneapolis the other weekend. I'm currently working on the next article, which is an overview on the new Superior Threads I picked up at Market!
I did take some time to "stop and smell the roses", as things begin to really grow and bloom here in Minnesota.



I also took some time this past Friday, and went to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts to see the "Foot in the Door" exhibit, to see my piece there one more time! 

I was lucky enough to get there, just as this little girl walked up to my piece and exclaimed, "Mom! Look at THIS, this is SO cool!" Awesome!

I was amused to find that even when there are signs reading "Do Not Touch The Art" that apparently fiber art is simply irresistible to touch! Hopefully it shows up some in these photos, look at the very edges of the blue areas, do you notice the fraying that is occurring??

Well, it was not fraying like that when I dropped it off! I can easily tell that people have been touching it! While I know they shouldn't, I do still find it amusing to be one of the few art mediums that people just can not keep themselves from manhandling!

If you live in the area, you should definitely try and sneak in a visit to this exhibit before it closes June 13! We have some talented people here in Minnesota!

I'm still trying to find a balance between what I am posting here, and what goes on The Fiber Nation...I think this site will generally have my personal projects I am working on, while I will keep Fiber Nation more informational, project and industry based! I hope you'll keep visiting here, and will find time to visit The Fiber Nation as well! I have big plans for the blog there, as well as the web site to come!

2 comments:

Kona Bay Fabrics Blog said...

Hi Stephanie-

Thanks for blogging about your Quilt Market activities!

As a vendor at Quilt Market, I do not always get out and look at all the beautiful booths so thanks for sharing!!

That's pretty cool you let your readers know what went on!!


Douglas Eagleson
President, Kona Bay Fabrics

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