Thursday, August 25, 2022

More Good Things in August

The South Mississippi Art Association juried exhibition opened this week at the Lucile Parker Gallery at William Carey University. My Caladium won one of the six Honorable Mention awards. It's a beautiful and impressive show, open Tuesdays-Thursdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Aug. 23-Sept. 22, 2022.

The Downey Gallery at my church (University Baptist) is between shows, and I was invited to display some of my stitched flowers and fish fabric collages to add a little color during the interim. It is always a pleasure to get to share my work.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Cinque Terre Wins Another Ribbon

Cinque Terre triptych had some good news from the Smoky Mountain Quilt show in Knoxville, Tennessee, last week, where it won a third-place ribbon in the Alternative Techniques category. We love opportunities for the three 24" x 52" sections to be displayed together. The picture below is from the Gulf States Quilting Association show in April earlier this year.

By Martha Ginn, Rita Warnock, and Cathy Reininger
A special treat this week was getting to visit with dear friend Ana Maria Diaz Herrera, a talented viola player who returned from two years at the Julliard Institute in China and is on her way to Rutgers University in New Jersey to pursue her doctorate. 
Lunch with Ana Maia at the Salad Station
Despite Elizabeth's passion for eating thread, I was able to finish several art quilts recently. Some of my Southern Fiber Artist group makes 8x10 pieces to exchange with each other on a rotating monthly basis. Here are pieces I made for Julia Graber, Jackie Watkins, and Karen Arzamendi.
Climate Change for Julia Graber

Leaves for Karen Arzamendi

Lime and Leaves for Jackie Watkins

Elizabeth reaching for the thread

"I'll just lean up against the machine."

Wednesday, August 10, 2022


I took down the Southern Fiber Artists Intense Color Exhibit last week after a month-long stay in the Downey Gallery at University Baptist Church. The exhibit was well received, and we were proud to get to display these 35 quilts. Here is one last glimpse. Now the room looks so empty!

Meanwhile, back in my sewing room, I can't keep from using the ironing board for a table, making actual pressing impossible because of the clutter on the board. So I bought a 4 ft shelf and got a friend to install it. Why didn't I think of this before??!!  A clip-on lamp helps with lighting. It also shows how badly I need to replace the cover.

I finished another art quilt with a caladium leaf. This one is framed under glass and will be entered into the SMAA juried show at the Lucile Parker Gallery at William Carey University next week.
Caladium (before framing)