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Volume I Issue 1

My first monthly newsletter!  I have great plans to share with you my quilting knowledge and hopefully inspire you, for the coming year.  This is the first of hopefully many.  I have a lot of stuff in my brain, some of it interesting and mainly art oriented. I am adventuresome, both in my art and in my travels. So, I'm happy that you want to join me on this journey.  

Each month I hope to share what I am working on, a video tutorial, a recipe from Don's kitchen, a fun artsy app and some inspiration. Keep me on the straight and narrow and let me know what you would like to see and maybe what  you would rather not see..

So, let's get started with a video of a tour of my studio.  I started quilting in a spare bedroom upstairs in my house.  I wasn't really happy with the isolation.  Then I moved into our sunroom on the first floor.  The temperature swing in the room from hot during the summer and then cold during the winter didn't work for me.  My husband convinced me to turn our dining room into my studio.  We did not use it much since we don't have much family in the area.  
Enjoy the YouTube studio tour, during which I share a couple of my bicycle quilts and a couple of tips.  Just click on the photo.

 

ARTSY APP
 
My favorite artsy App is called Waterlogue.  It can be used to transform a photo into watercolor images.  I love to create watercolor these paintings, because I'm a painter wannabe. Here are a couple of my creations from photos to watercolors.  The first is my favorite subject, Bailey.
This is a photo I took at Longwood Gardens.
And how about how the App turned one of my newest Mini Mosaics into a water color image?

INSPIRATION


Last week I went to see a textile exhibit at The Textile Museum of George Washington University in Washington, DC. If you have heard the debate as to whether quilts can be considered art or craft, this exhibit will definitely help you decide. With the theme of diaspora, it's titled Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I knew it wasn't just an exhibit of quilts on a wall.  It blew me away.  
You can read more about the exhibit with more photos of these thought provoking pieces on my BLOG.  If you want to see these amazing pieces of textiles, you need to hurry, because the exhibit closes September 4th.  


 Recipe from Don's Kitchen


My husband is very private and I am thrilled that he has agreed to share one of his delicious recipes each month.  As a kick off for my first newsletter, here is his BEST and most delicious recipe:

 
Chicken Marsala
INGREDIENTS:
 
½ cup all-purpose flour for coating
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded 1/4 inch thick or sliced to 1/4-1/2” thick
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cups sliced mushrooms (2/3 lb)
1/2 cup Marsala wine
1/4 cup dry sherry
 
 

 
DIRECTIONS:
 
In a shallow dish or bowl, mix together the flour, salt, pepper and oregano. Remove 2 tbsps of mixture, and then coat chicken pieces in flour mixture.
 
In a large skillet, melt butter in oil over medium heat. Place chicken in the pan, and lightly brown (about 3 minutes each side). Turn over chicken pieces, lightly brown and add mushrooms. Pour in wine and sherry mixed with the reserved flour mixture. Cover skillet; simmer chicken 10 minutes, turning once, until no longer pink and juices run clear.


Upcoming Travel

 
In September I will be visiting the  Eastern Long Island Quilt Guild on Tuesday, the 13th. During the day will be my Curvalicious workshop and at night I will be sharing my silk quilts during my talk "Sensational Silk".  I believe they allow guests.  Their meeting takes place in Peconic at the Southhold Recreation Center and the website is www.ELIQG.com. If you live in the area, come out and see me

And I've been invited to teach on a Cruise in 2017!!! The dates are November  5-12, 2017.  It takes place after The International Festival of Quilts in Houston.  Click HERE for more info.
Keep Up To Date

I post often on my blog and Facebook and Instagram.  If you want to follow the progression of my quilts on a more frequent basis, follow me on Facebook by clicking HERE or on Instagram: @oyveyquilts. I am currently working on updating my website.
 
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