Quilts are once again up for auction for Alzheimer's research. Every cent acquired from the purchase of these heartfelt works goes to toward finding a cure for this dreadful disease.
There's a very little quilt going for a TON of money on the Alzheimer's auction. It's machine quilted on a long arm and is absolutely awesome. It's 8 1/2 x 11 INCHES and is already up to $250 after 3 days. The auction goes until the 10th of March.
Ami Simms', coordinator of the project, thinks the top price previously paid for a Priority: Alzhiemer's Quilt was $325 for one made by Charlotte Warr Anderson which was sold in Houston. On auction the highest ever was $250. Let's knock this one out of the ball park.
Take a look: http://www.amisimms.com/700zestforlife.html
You can see we are settling in nicely together. Never mind that Justin has a spread ALL TO HIMSELF!
But neither Ricky or I are complaining because while we are up stairs working away (if that is what you call it) Justin is down stairs getting the set all shaped up. On Sat and Sun Rick, the set guy builder, and Justin were/are sawing their hearts out to prepare ceiling baffles to be covered with Hobbs batting and P&B solids. What is a baffle you ask? it is a sound absorber for the room so it doesn't echo while we tape. Like the colors? I am giving you a set "hint".
Hey, I'm not the normal guy! I DO notice things - and I have noticed that Alex has been encroaching inch by inch into my work space. Yesterday she completey invaded my side of the office. By the way - For those who have thought we must live and work in ivory towers, this should prove quite the contrary - this isn't Hollywood baby - this is real - and we LOVE it!
Yesterday Alex and I put aside the creative 'office' work and went down to the gallery to hlep Justin and our set builder, Rick, with construction. Check out Alex's blog for photos of the Quilt Show colors going up on the set! It's a New Day - Whoo Hoo!
Right at this moment I am sitting at Ricky's left hand side working on voice overs. A voice over are the words you hear when a show airs a field piece, a sort of narration to the story line. When "piecing" these segments together, everything has to be synched to fit with perfect timing. Thank goodness Ricky has his new control room (he called me from my office to join him).
Along with all the technical stuff, the set is coming into the studio piece by piece, literally. Here is Ricky fitting our Quilt Show Demo table into one unit. Come to think of it, this whole endevor is like making a quilt. Many pieces joined as one, making a comfortable place to be in.
I'll keep you updated as much as I can................
I love it here at Tims Art Quilt Studio and Gallery and was very excited knowing where my home would be for the next few weeks. Ok, my needs are simple, but when I saw Ricky's work space the green eyed monster kicked in. He has all sorts of bells and whistles to play with at his new work station / control room / editing suite.
Being resourceful in nature, I decided to get to work and secure MY space. I innocently asked Ricky to help me move a table into the corner of the room to put my laptop on. Quickly while all backs were turned, carpet was installed, invisible walls were built and my work area was defined. "Justin, you want receipts? Just check the in box."
I need to get to work before I get fired.
Last night I flew into La Veta, CO and was welcomed warmly by Ricky and Justin . The countdown is here for the first set of show tapings. To say we are excited is the understatement! Upon arrival, what did we do? We went SHOPPING! Prior to my arrival, Justin had picked out and purchased furniture for the set. What he choose is very unusual, colorful and perfect for our vision. Now it was time to purchase the "fun stuff". Off we went to a HUGE furniture / home dec store. I have never seen anythig like it before. Because we want the set to be young and fresh looking and not the "quilterly look" we are all so familiar with, the hunt for the unusul began. One particular lamp struck my fancy. Perhaps because it reminds me of some pedal pushers I once owned. I am not trying to scare you, I do have excellent taste, but it is a new day and changes are in store. Are you ready?
Denver, CO - March 5-Apri 27, 2007 - The Colorado Quilting Council (CQC) will have over 200 large quilts hanging in the four story marble, brass and wood splendor of the Colorado State Capitol in downtown Denver. Viewing hours are 7:30 - 5, Monday through Friday. Admission is free. For more information, see www.coloradoquiltcouncil.com
Stratham, NH - April 21 2007 Seabreeze Quilt Guild will host their quilt show from 9-4 at Cooperative Middle School. Admission is $5, $3 for Seniors. There will be quilts, challenge quilts, vendors, Penny Sale, and door prizes. For more information visit www.seabreezequiltguild.com