The Artistry of Sheena Norquay, Part 3 — Scottish Highlands Collection

Last of this series. This has been so interesting to read!
I hope you enjoyed the talents of Sheena Norquay. I can’t wait to get back to creating!


Sheena Norquay’s Scottish Highlands Collections were inspired by the colours of mountains, forests, moorlands, and lochs of the Scottish Highlands as well as native animals such as Highland cows, Red squirrels and Red deer.

The colors are rich and vibrant and well represented in 2 small boxes — 1 in 50wt and 1 in Aurifloss.

The colours are:
2309 (cream), 2612 (pale blue/grey), 2566 (light mauve), 6735 (dark mauve), 2885 (dark green), 1246 (grey), 2775 (dark blue), 2155 (rust brown), 2975 (ochre), & 1147 (light green).

Please visit The Artistry of Sheena Norquay, Part 1 for more details + the full interview with Sheena.

To enter-to-win the two Scottish Highlands collections by Sheena Norquay, please leave us a comment on this post letting us know which of Sheena’s pieces below is your favorite and why. Entry will close at 11:59pm on Friday, August 18 and a winner will be…

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Kauai Quilt Show 2017-Part 2

As promised, here are some pictures taken at random of the show! Enjoy!

This year, we have storefront windows for display! Sorry for the glare on the glass, but what a lovely presentation! Left to right – all are donations quilts for sale!

Get ready to be dazzled!! 🙂


Pretty awesome, right?! My apologies to the artists whose quilts I missed. Some were sold before I could get a picture!

I hope you enjoy the pictures, but the quilts are so much more vibrant in person! Please visit as soon as you can! The show runs through February 22!




Kauai Quilt Show 2017

The Kauai Quilt Show 2017 will be from February 10-22 at the Kukui Grove Shopping Center, Lihue at the Kauai Society of Artists location. Thank you KSA for allowing us the use of your space.

Here are a few photos from this year’s setup…thanks to all the volunteers!


We are in a new space this year so the layout was carefully planned.


The poles are going up as quilts are being delivered!


Quilts being checked in.


Each quilt is labeled and numbered.


Once labeled, they are ready to hang!


Measuring, lighting is adjusted, hanging & rearranging quilts…busy, busy, busy!


2 of 3 baskets of donation quilts tagged and ready for sale!


Every quilt entered will be displayed…these are waiting for their spot.

I’ll post more pictures tomorrow of the final setup. It came together great and will be an awesome show! We have over 70 quilts and 20+ donation quilts. Various quilts are for sale and there will be Viewer’s Choice awards.

I hope you can attend! Admission is free!




A few more photos from KQS

It will be a few days before I sit the quilt show again so I thought I would share more photos I took during the opening day! Again, these are just random in order.



I have been asked if any of the quilts are for sale. Yes…any quilts that are for sale have a green sticker on the information card like this…


including this one I made…on my right and the Monstera Leaf on my left…


as well as our charity quilts have pink stickers…which SOMEHOW I failed to photograph! I’ll post a photo of those later…if there are any left! Sorry…



Quilt Event Part 1

Yesterday I mentioned our trip to New Mexico and how I squeezed in not one, but two quilt events! It didn’t start out that way…sometimes things just work out!

The Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts in Alamogordo, NM was on the wish list for 2014 and it conveniently just so happened to fall during a week in June that would work for the trip to clean out the storage unit. I’ll talk to you more about that tomorrow.

My treat for all the hard work cleaning out the storage unit earlier in the week was to go to the Festival on Friday, but…then my mom informed me of a quilt exhibit on display at the Hubbard Museum of the American West in Ruidoso Downs, NM. Cool!! I knew I would have the entire day to myself so I could pop in there before heading to the Festival!

“Beyond Tradition” by the Studio Art Quilt Associates of New Mexico (SAQA) includes the banner artworks of “Enchanted Threads/A Walk in the Wild” which had been on display at the City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center in the winter of 2012.

A Walk in the Wild banners

A Walk in the Wild banners

A-Maizing by Nora Bebee

A-Maizing by Nora Bebee

Close up of A-Maizing-dimensional beading & tassels

Close up of A-Maizing-dimensional beading & tassels


S is For...#3 by Shannon Conley (Note this one is reversible!)

S is For…#3 by Shannon Conley (Note this one is reversible!)

S is for...#4 by Shannon Conley

S is for…#4 by Shannon Conley

The 18 banners were included with the exhibit “A Color Runs Through It”. The challenge for the artists was open to all the SAQA members. The works are 18 inches by 24 inches in either vertical or horizontal orientation. They were challended to use black and/or white and any tint/shade of gray in between, plus any number of tints/shades of one color. The pieces are stunning and I took a few photos to share with you.

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These are a few I really admired from the “Beyond Traditional” entries…they remind me of our days living in New Mexico. We could enjoy Sierra Blanca from our deck every day and have fond memories of exploring pueblos and the ancient petroglyphs at Three Rivers near Tularosa, NM.


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And, of course, I was happy to see some that appeal to my beachy side!!





What made this exhibit even more special was enjoying it with my quilting friend, Rita Galaska. She is a national award winning quilter and pattern designer. (I know some pretty cool people!! In fact, one of her quilting endeavors won a Viewer’s Choice Blue ribbon at the event I will share tomorrow!!)

We had a great time looking at all of these pieces. Even though some were not to our taste, be both can appreciate the artists’ time and efforts in creating each one.

Should you find your way to New Mexico, the fiber arts and quilting community is vibrant and exciting. I hope you check it out! 🙂


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