Double Thanks Carol!!!…

Last night, Carol Van Zandt gave members of the East Bay Modern Quilt Guild some fabrics from her new line called “Licorice Fizz” from Andover Fabrics.

Licorice Fizz

I especially like the black and light grey fabrics that look like faces. They reminded me of the soot characters from Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away.

Bou Nezumi

I looked online to see what they were called… and I discovered that a toy rat–which has been driving me crazy trying to figure out what anime he was from–is Bou Nezumi from Spirited Away!!!

THANKS AGAIN CAROL!!!… The soot characters, by the way, are called Susuwatari.

Coded Paragraph at PIQF 2012

My quilt “Coded Paragraph” will be shown at the New Quilts of Northern California exhibit at the Pacific International Quilt Festival in the Santa Clara Convention Center (Santa Clara, California) from October 11-14, 2012. More information on their website.

Showing my (almost completed) quilt top at the East Bay Modern Quilt Guild meeting...

Here are a few photos of my quilt’s progress on Flickr.

I’ve never been to PIQF and this is the first time I had a quilt accepted to be shown at an “International” quilt show… so I don’t know exactly what to expect. I heard that is a large show and you can easily spend most of the day there.

Please come if you have the chance. I’ll try to make it there Saturday, and maybe return Sunday if I don’t get to see everything.