Monday, March 24, 2008
Impressed I remembered it was Monday? I am, too! But I didn't do any sewing today, as we went up to see Ferret's solo exhibition at the Dissenter's Gallery at Kensal Green Cemetery ("we" in this instance, being me, my friend Lana and all our kids) - which was very enjoyable. If you've never seen any of her pieces in person, do try to make the time to go check out this exhibition - it's a lovely small venue and you can get really up close and personal with the pieces, which are many of them stunning. My personal favourite was a new piece called Heat, though I also found myself very attracted to a quilt featuring a herd of cows (or more precisely, young bulls), which is not something I ever thought I'd hear myself say!
After that, we split up and my kids and I went off to the Tate Britain to look at some paintings, which was also enjoyable. Sarah actually looked at lots of paintings; the other two, not so much, though they were amused by some contemporary installation type pieces featuring found objects, such as a cauliflower.
Anyway. Here's what's on offer this week - four squares, about 10-12 inches square (a guess, I didn't measure) which were experiments with Convergence Quilting a la Ricky Timms. I have long since decided I am not going to do anything with these four pieces (particularly as I was lucky enough to receive a convergence quilt in a quilt swap, so my need for that type of piece is satisfied), so am offering them up to a good home - or heck, to any home! If you make small quilts for charity auctions or something, these might be very suitable starting places, needing only a border, perhaps. Or you can cut them up - I don't care, I just want them out of my pile of things I must feel responsible for or guilty about :)
As usual, if you are interested in being in the draw for these pieces, leave a comment here before Sunday.