Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thankful Thursday!

Wow! Another weekend is upon us. I had a White Wednesday post planned for yesterday but our wireless connection was having issues. Thankfully, the problem has been remedied for today.

Since dust is predicted for our entire weekend, I thought I would share the beautiful quilts we saw at last week's show put on by the Kuwait Textile Arts Association. These wall quilts were some of my favorite. The detail on them is just amazing.

This one received many ribbons and was very unique.

I'm always drawn to hearts.

On Tuesday I mentioned my friend Kathy and the honorable mention she received for her Sadu weaving, which is a traditional method of weaving using a loom. She took a class, made several pieces and entered this one.

She named the piece Sadu Cholla. The wood that it hangs from is the skeleton of a cactus that grows in New Mexico. She packed it in her suitcase when she was there in April and brought it back to Kuwait. Indians in NM use this wood to make many decorative items, such as crosses, for the home.

Aren't the traditional colors of Sadu weaving just gorgeous!! Hope you are having a joyful, colorful day in your corner of the world! Peace & blessings, Tammy

29 comments:

La Dolce Vita said...

amazing quilts Tammy, just beautiful work! and I thought that looked like cholla! so sorry about your weekend forecast. I know you will make the best of it! sending hugs!

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing all of those beautiful quilts with us, Tammy! Sorry about all the dust ahead...think green & sunny thoughts, my friend!

Elaine said...

These are awesome works of art.
Nice weather ahead for the next week or so....temp's in the 80"s.
I'm going to lunch with Joy later at Paneara Bread.
Bill stopped by for a sleeping bag as they are going fishing in Ohio

Enjoy the weekend...wishing you a day without dust.

Diane said...

Hi, Tammy. There's so much work involved in all of these beautiful items. It's just awe inspiring to look at them. Congratulations to your friend for her award. Hope you have a lovely weekend (in spite of the dust.) Diane

Jan said...

As a quilter, I was so happy to see your post. WOW, they are all so beautiful and what a group of talented women you have there. I especially like the abastact feel of the one that won those awards....it's simple but makes a statement! And the weaving! Wow, that's something I have never attempted. Have you? Brilliant using the wood in the piece, too! What a nice community of artists you are involved in ~ lucky you!
I wish you a dust free weekend!
Hugs,
Jan

Susan said...

Hi Tammy....Very nice shots. I'm familiar with cholla cactus from Arizona. Loved the weavings. You look nice and very slender! Sincerely, Susan

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

All that handiwork is truly amazing and beautiful! Those quilts are simply stunning!!!

Claus said...

Beautiful pieces of art!! I imagine they are very expensive?
Thanks for sharing!

Carmelina said...

Hi T !!!

are you braving the dust, or keeping indoors in shelter?

those quilts are amazing...and I adore the one that received so much attention..it's a brilliant creation! like a painted collage!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Linda said...

I don't know how you keep upbeat with all the dust. I get seriously depressed when we have a week of cloudy days. We had one beautiful day of sunshine this week, and now we're back to rain and I'm not dealing with it well. I'm longing for hot weather and sunshine so we can get into our pool.

Anyway - the quilts are gorgeous. :)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend, despite the dust.

Blessings always,
Linda

bunny said...

Nice...so many interesting things there...when you can get out. Have a wonderful dust free week...

tootles,
bunny

Julies knitting corner said...

Very artistic, its hard too pick one out they are lovely. Julie.C

koralee said...

Thank you for sharing...everything is so so lovely..one day I promise myself to stitch a quilt. Hugs for a great weekend. xo

crochet lady said...

What a treat to see all those interesting and beautiful quilts. I don't think I have heard of that kind of weaving before. Those items made by your friend are wonderful!

Deb said...

How fun for you to attend a quilt show. I love and appreciate the beauty and the work that goes into a quilt...I do not sew at all! Love the heart one too!

Sheila Rumney said...

Thanks for sharing gorgeous artwork from around the world. It makes the world seem a smaller place knowing women can speak the same language of art and creating.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Love, love, love the quilts!
Brenda

Lesa's Life said...

Oh wow! Everything is so pretty. So much talent.

Anonymous said...

Congrats again to Kathy on her successful entry. You're such a good friend to many, Tammy. Big hugs.... Sheryll

Jeannette said...

Hi Tammy! It was so nice to see that someone is thinking of me!and I'm not completely forgotten!!lol I've been trying to get back into blogging but life keeps getting in my way!lol Glad to see you are doing well! Thanks for posting the dust pictures! Now I don't feel so bad when I look around my house; I forget there are more dust storms other than on my furniture!!lol What a fantastic idea using cereal boxes for tote/gift bags! My husband is on a raisin bran kick and I have more boxes than ever so this is a great great idea!!! Hope the dust has settled and you can get back to enjoying outside! Have a fun weekend; thanks again for checking on me - I hope I can visit you again soon! Sincerely, Jeannette

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi Hi Tammy, happy quilting! These are truly lovely. I cannot keep my attention to the quilting, but I can keep my attention to looking at beautiful quilts.

Wishing you a great weekend. xoxoxo

Marilyn said...

Those weavings are lovley. Hope your weekend is a restful one, filled with family and crafts!!!
Take care and hope the dust isn't as bad as they say.
Marilyn

Jill said...

I LOOOOVE the first quilt pictured!! (they are all just beautiful!) Hoping the dust moves out soon! sending you lots of prayers and well wishes!
Many Blessings!
Jill

Jan said...

Oh, you're headed to the States next month! Yipppeee for you. Sure wish we could get together for coffee or tea or ice cream! I know you'll be happy to get back to clear skies and family and I hope it's a grand visit, my friend!
Hugs.
jan

glor said...

What beautiful quilts. Your friend Kathy is so very talented, her pieces are amazing. Here's hoping that the dust subsides quickly, in the meantime I'm sure you will be busy making beautiful creations. Did the last comment say you are coming to the states? How wonderful ... wish it was near. Blessings and hugs to you.

Pam said...

What wonderful pieces of quilting art. Love them all. Your friend's work is beautiful. Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting my blog.

Melissa said...

As you know, I'm not that crafty when it comes to making things, but I do appreciate other peoples work. What sad that I couldn't go to this one because I was sick. Beautiful work and the ones that had the ribbons were brilliant. Loved the heart one myself and the heritage quilt. Hopefully they will have another soon.

Yarni Gras! said...

lovely quilts and the weaving IS gorgeous...I love the red!

GWENDOLYN said...

I love the 3rd one down.
hugs!

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