Sunday, November 22, 2009

San Antonio/Austin Circle - November 21, 2009

The San Antonio and Austin Circles met at Laurie Brainerd's loft in San Antonio. After a delightful potluck lunch, we quickly got down to the business at hand.

We discussed the survey results, reiterating that we all must ask for what we want of the Circle. The combined Austin and San Antonio circles are meeting on the 2nd Saturday of the month. The January and March meetings have already been scheduled in Austin and will remain unchanged. In May, it will bounce to San Antonio. The host gets to decide the time the meeting starts.

We then went on to "Tells," which were more art business related. A lively discussion ensued. One of the outcomes is a plan to incorporate formal critique sessions into the meetings. It will start when we line up a facilitator hopefully for the March meeting, but knowing that logistics will have to remain flexible.

A group challenge was made for those that like having deadlines to keep them focused. The word that was randomly picked for inspiration is "covert."

Afterwards, we had our "Shows" and then ended the meeting with a quick tour of Laurie's studio.

It was wonderful to see the group, which has been meeting for a year now, really gelling and ready to take the group up a notch with more activities and articulating individuals' needs of the Circle.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Playdate in San Antonio - Quilted Cards

Laurie Brainerd is offering is offering a 3 hour class to make Quilted Cards.

You and your inner artist are invited to make quick and whimsical miniature quilted works of art on cardstock. Warning: quilting these all-in-one cards and gifts can become addictive. You will leave with cards and materials for six mini-masterpieces.

When: Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 9- noon
Where: Villa Finale Visitor Center located at
122 Madison San Antonio 78204
Cost: $30 payable in advance to Villa Finale $10 Materials fee to instructor
Registration Deadline: November 28, 2009

More info can be found at

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Form, Not Function 2010

Wish You Were Here: Postcards From the Road, by Leslie Tucker Jenison & Frances Holliday Alford, has been juried into Form, Not Function 2010 at the Carnegie Center for Art & History, 201 East Spring St. in Albany, IN.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Congratulations - Gay Young Ousley

Gay Young Ousley's, of Abilene Texas, quilt LOGGERHEAD has been selected to hang in the Florida Museum of Natural History as part of Quilting Florida Natural II.

This show runs from February 6 through April 25, 2010.

Congratulations, Gay!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Baylor Contemporary Quilt Invitational


  Baylor University
  Oct. 20 - Nov. 14, 2009
  Gallery II


Baylor Contemporary Quilt Invitational
  Liz Axford, Ann Adams, Susie Monday, Jane Dunnewold, Sue Benner,
  Connie Scheele, and Jack Brockette

Friday, November 6, 2009

D/FW-North Texas Regional meeting-DATE CHANGE

Emanda Johnson will be the hostess for the meeting which will be held on November 21st (Saturday) at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church at 1200 North Elm Street in Denton, Texas.  The meeting will be from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  Brown Bag Lunch with beverages and a dessert provided.  For more information email Emanda at

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cross Timbers Artists Guild Studio Tour

The Cross Timbers Artists Guild is a group of artists who live in the north Texas area (near Dallas and very close to the DFW Airport--primarily Flower Mound, Argyle, Copper Canyon, Double Oak and Grapevine).  Starting on Saturday morning and continuing on Sunday, you can visit any or all of the artists’ homes and see their work.  There is no fee, you just drive from home to home and visit as long as you’d like.  It’s quite a varied group, with art ranging from pottery, painting, stained glass, fine furniture, woodturning, sculpture, weaving, and, of course, quilting.  Our primary mission is to inform the community about the art that is happening right in their neighborhood, and to encourage artistic endeavors of all kinds.  We have a relationship with some of the local public schools and encourage the students to come on the tour, too.  So if you are going to be in our area, please visit us. 

Our website has a map and lots of information about our group:

To start the weekend’s activities, beginning at 7:00 Friday evening, we will have a reception at our gallery, which is located in The Shops at Highland Village, northwest corner of 407 and 2499  (the gallery is next door to James Avery Jewelry).  Please come by for some refreshments and live music. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Susan Lenz at Denton Arts Center

Blues Chapel by Susan Lenz
Denton Arts Center, Geogh Gallery
400 E Hickory, Denton
November 22 to January 6
Gallery Talk with Susan Lenz on
Saturday, November 21 at 2 pm at the Denton Arts Center

Susan's blog