First Solo Show at Floris UMC

I’d like to invite you to my first solo show! I’m very excited to have been asked to hang my work in the gallery of Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, VA. www.florisumc.org  It was kind of amazing to see it all hanging in one place. There are 18 quilts there. It opens tomorrow and […]

Fly Me to the Moon Collection Announced

The quilts listed below have been selected by our jurors, Lisa Ellis and Cyndi Souder, to travel in the Fly Me to the Moon collection. Congratulations to the artists! 1968 Honored Men …Etta Stewart A Modern Artemis …Cynthia Wenslow A New Perspective …Jennifer O’Brien Aboriginal Moon …Marge Holtz Ad Astra per Aspera …Teri Donovan Alan […]

FMTTM Jurors Announced

Announcing the Fly Me to the Moon jurors. I am pleased to announce that Lisa Ellis and Cyndi Souder have agreed to jury the FMTTM entries. They are both highly qualified and have been huge influences in my art quilt journey. I expect that the jurying process will be finished by January 15. If you […]

Why should I use a professional photographer to photograph my quilt?

As curator of the Fly Me to the Moon collection, I have noticed a lot of discussion lately about the wisdom of using a professional to photograph a quilt that is being submitted for jurying. It is an interesting discussion and the varying opinions all have weight. It is after all an inanimate object. It […]

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Fly Me to the Moon – Artists of the Week: Andy Brunhammer and Jim Smith

Andy Brunhammer and Jim Smith live in Tampa, Florida. Both are now retired from the banking industry. Jim has a Bachelor’s in Education with concentrations in Secondary English and Communications. He also has a Master’s in Organizational Management. Andy’s degree is the area of Textile Engineering. Brunhammer and Smith, both worked on Master’s degrees in […]

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Southern Accents – SAQA – Gallery Show

Last weekend was my first SAQA show, Southern Accents, at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at  Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne. It was also my first gallery show. I was thrilled. The show was beautiful in every way. If you get the chance to see the show before August 22, please do. […]