Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Mesa Verde and Creating Birch Tree Trunks

Mesa Verde
 I shared some of my vacation photos last blog and since they were so well received I thought I'd show you more. All these are from Mesa Verde National Park - it is an extraordinary place known for its well-preserved Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings.

I also thought I'd show you my work  creating some birch tree trunks out of 2 fabrics I have in stock.  I worked with both acrylic paints and markers on these fabrics to get ready for classes I'm teaching next year. We'll be having lots of fun and creating them is pretty easy - seriously!! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

This, That and the Other Thing

 Hi all - I'm back from a very busy month of teaching and vacation and of course The Wedding. Guess what was waiting for me when I got home? My quilt Interwoven - it's back from the National Quilt Museum and I was so happy to see it again.  It's all about my being interwoven with my love for God, my love for the earth and my love of patchwork and color! I can't believe I spent a summer string piecing all those blocks... but, hmm, they look good! Maybe I should do that again!

Anyway, I thought I'd share some of my vacation pics, show you my sewing room and a bit of my latest project for RJR. My blog is called "quilty art" so not every little thing has to be about quilts, right? Photographs are art, yes? Not that I take the best shots, lol. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

The River Of Life - Done!

River of Life
 It has been a long long time since I blogged! Like a month? Two months!? Something like that. A lot has happened and I'm about to leave for 3 weeks to teach and vacation in the Southwest. I hardly know where to begin to tell you what's been going on in my life... 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Free Motion Embroidery - Trees and Kodiak, Alaska

Living Water - Progress is being made though slowly!
As you can see, I've made the big trees. If I decide to add a border, this dusky blue will be it. (You can see all my in progress shots of this quilt by looking at my last couple of blogs.)

Hubby and I went to Kodiak, Alaska a couple of weeks ago. We used to live in Ketchikan, AK and made some very dear friends. We moved to the lower 48, and they moved north to Kodiak.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Living Water - The Work Continues

Living Water - so far

In my last blog I posted the beginning of my latest quilt -  tentatively titled Living Water.  This week I'll show you my progress - at this point all the strips are stitched down and I'm worrying about borders...

Friday, June 24, 2016

Something Old, Something New... Nothing Borrowed but Something Blue?

Last Light, Finished
 Something Old? That is me. The New is a new quilt I'm working on and it has something Blue in it. It occurred to me that I never showed you the finished quilt from the last time I blogged - well here it is. This is strip applique - it is NOT pieced. (Instant gratification for those of us who don't love the whole piecing part of quilt making!)

Incidentally, this is a project choice for one of my classes - it seems to be the hottest class right now probably because you can play with so much color and get a pretty complicated landscape done in a day. (This is an easier project...)

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Last Light project and Paducah Quilt Show I

Last Light
 Last week I was able to travel to Kentucky to see the big quilt show and sign books at the National Quilt Museum. It was the first time hubby didn't come along so I had time to poke around looking at quilts and being 'wowed' by all the beauty and variety of techniques. I met some of my cyber quilty friends for the first time and basically had a blast. I have photographs, lots of them and I'll be posting them here and there for the next few blogs.

In the meantime, I'm teaching my strip applique class a lot over the next 2 years and thought I'd made another project. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Sun Prairie Quilt Show 2016

Come Walk with Me - Best of Show Wall Quilt, Cathy Geier (me!)

 Hi all. I know it has been a while since I posted anything. How do you spell 'burn out?!'  I took a break from a lot of my online/social media posts and finished up 2 quilts for RJR and wrote up a pattern for each quilt.  They will be creating kits from my quilts - that is the good news! The bad news is that I can't show you the quilts until July.  Soooo, though I've been a busy bee, I have nothing to show for it. (When the quilt kits come out, I'll  write up some pages here with some of my in progress photos in case you buy a kit and need a little extra help).

In the meantime, here are some of my favorite quilts from the Heritage Quilt Show in Sun Prairie last month.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

A Baby Quilt

Baby Emma's Quilt - a closeup of the top 

I mentioned in my last post that I made 3 quilts in one month. I can't show you 2 of them until July, but I can show you this one. It was made for a special couple who have been friends with my family for years now and they are expecting their first baby. 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Finishing up Projects and More Insects to Elephants

I won a ribbon! 
 Hi everyone! It has been sooo long since I blogged that I'm not sure how to do it anymore, lol. A couple of months ago RJR contacted me to make them two strip pieced landscape quilts using their batiks. The problem was that I had to have them done by the end of February.... 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Pink Azaleas - Done and RJR Fun

Pink Azaleas
I finally finished another class project last week. This is for my strip applique class - Striplique? It's kind of a cute name for this method of construction.  Anyway, I finished the quilting but then thought it needed sun rays... 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Irises - Done

Irises by Cathy Geier
 I managed to get a little quilting done this week - yay me! Today I finish putting the faced binding on this quilt and then I'm on to the next little project I need to finish up. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

From Insects to Elephants at the Wisconsin Quilt Museum, Part 1

Inside the Barn
 Hi everyone, it is a new year and I'm finally posting again. Last week hubby and I drove up to Cedarburg, Wisconsin and saw the "From Insects to Elephants" exhibit at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts.
But first, I had some thrilling news a couple of weeks ago.