Monday, December 31, 2018

Project Quilting Season 10

It's time for Project Quilting's tenth season! It's a three month on-line event that challenges participants to create a quilt in one week, with a week off in between. You can participate in as few or as many as you like. Participants are entered into random prize drawings and at the end of the season there are grand prizes awarded. The more challenges you enter, the better your chances.

I've participated in every year in some form or another (and I was the overall grand prize winner of Season 2). Some of my favorite quilts that I've made were Project Quilting challenges.

The schedule for 2019 is:
Challenge 1: January 6
Challenge 2: January 20
Challenge 3: February 3
Challenge 4: February 17
Challenge 5: March 3
Challenge 6: March 17

Each challenge is posted at noon CDT and due exactly one week later at noon CDT.

Here's a post with some tips about how to participate.

The challenge will be posted on the "Persimon Dreams" Project Quilting blog and you can also find links about past seasons there.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Custom Quilts made in 2018

It's my annual look back on the custom quilts I made during the year that I haven't shared yet (some were gifts).

Click on the photos to see larger views.

Bellbrook T-shirt quilt, 48" x 80"

Beavercreek T-shirt quilt, 46" x 76"

Christmas Quilt Fabric Mosaic, 11" x 14" framed

"Louie", 24" x 14"

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Quilts printed on mugs

We ordered three mugs from and are very happy with the way they came out. Shown above are "Four Patch Bridge at Sunset," "Be Still My Beaded Hearts," and "Early Morning Nine Patch." The colors are so rich, which is good because the bridge and barn quilt have a lot of contrast in their colors.

I picked these three because they are the only ones that will fill up the image area without cropping or without a color printed in the extra area (although that color can be white). On the website you can see the item in 3D to see all sides of the mug (you can also do this with other items including tote bags). Although the 3D image showed the image wrapping under the handle, it does not, although I'm still pleased with the results.

They are microwave and dishwasher safe and come in two sizes. You can check out all the options at Shipping was $6 for one and $12 for three, so it's more than the t-shirts but these are heavier and breakable.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

"Life is Like a Box of Chocolates" in the OOVAR Exhibit in Columbus

"Life is Like a Box of Chocolates," 53" x 53", made by Pam Geisel, 2014

My art quilt "Life is Like a Box of Chocolates" is on exhibit with the 12th Annual Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry Juried Exhibition. The exhibit runs through Jan. 12, 2019 at the Carnegie Gallery on the second floor of the Columbus Metropolitan Main Library located at 96 S. Grant St. in Columbus, Ohio. There will be a closing reception on Sat. Jan. 12 from 2-4 pm.

This year's theme is "My Treasures are Within" which comes from the inscription on the front of the main library.