Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Creamsicle Whirlygiggles and Big News

Finally finished...'Creamsicle Whirlygiggles'. 60 x 76 and filled with pink, green, orange, brown and lots of free motion loopy quilting. It needs a good wash and dry to get that wonderful crinkle, but I couldn't wait to show it off.


A little finish too...stacked coins doll quilt and its little pillow. Used this to get into the groove of the loopy quilting.
A few minutes ago I finished a meeting with representative of a local gallery. She came to my studio to see my quilts. Here's my big news...I'm going to have an exhibit of my work, and of course there's a charity component too. Oh my goodness I can hardly believe I'm writing those words. My quilts hanging for others to see. It will either be starting in June or July. I'll share details as I find out more. I'm so excited I can hardly type. I'm off to call my mom and my hubby and well, everyone! Hope you are having a great day!

125 comments:

Lisa said...

Congrats to you! You must be so proud- and rightly so. I love your quilts. I wish I lived closer so I could come and see them in person.

Natalie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! How exciting!
I also love both of your quilts. I will have to try the free motion loops... I think it gives it some fun flare!

Stephanie said...

How thrilling Jacquie and no real surprise. Your work is wonderful! So will you still know us after you're famous? :o) CONGRATULATIONS!

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

Wow! Well deserved and so, so exciting. The creamsicle quilt is lovely.

nettie said...

congratulations. that is so exciting! love the whirlygiggle quilt, and especially the quilting. it looks great.

QuiltedSimple said...

OH CONGRATULATIONS Jacquie! THat is excellent, awesome news! And not a surprise - your work is awesome.
Kris

shannon said...

Congratulations! You deserve it, and you are going to have a wonderful exhibition of quilts. I love that whirlygig too.

ROZ said...

Wonderful news! Great quilt, too. I love the squiggles.

grendelskin said...

Congratulations - you've earned it! Love the new quilts; the loopy quilting looks terrific with both but on the Whirlygiggles it really knocks my socks off!

Alissa said...

Love both of these quilts!! I need to give that curly quilting a shot! And a big congrats on the exhibition!!

~Michelle~ said...

*squeal* I love the loopy quilting on the whirlies...I have one I need to quilt, and I think that's how I'm going to do it!

Congrats on the exhibit opportunity - how fun!

shellysquilts said...

Yipee! Yee-haw! Woo-hoo! and Congratulations!

Sarah said...

congratulations! i love those two quilts, and the quilting is fab! i've been meaning to try that loopy quilting.

nicolette said...

Congratulations Jacquie!!1 How exciting and well deserved!

Love the quilts, the stacked coin doll quilt is gorgeous!!

Tina said...

Amazing Jacquie. Congratulations, I am so happy for you.

Heidi said...

Congrats! Let me know when you get a final date. I looks like we might be heading to Kansas City again this year to meet up with my husband's family. Though, it may be earlier than June/July ;(

Linda said...

Congratulations on your big news, how exciting for you. Love your loopy quilting, looks great.

ivyarts said...

Congrats! You rock, Jacquie. Be sure to take lots of photos for those of us not in the midwest. It's going to be great. I wish I could see it.

MichelleB said...

Congratulatons! Fabulous news! I love your new quilts, too. Wonderful.

froghair said...

congratulations! you certainly deserve it! woo hoo!

Amy said...

It couldn't happen to a more deserving girl! Congratulations to you. I can't wait to hear more about it!

Kerri said...

congradulations!! how exciting to have your quilts up for everyone to oohh and awwwh over, and that they will be! :)

love your newly finsihed quilts too!

Christina said...

I'm so glad you got to your whirlygiggle! It looks fantastic! I love all those colors/prints together. I love the colors of the coin quilt, too. I finished my hourglass quilt, too. It's in the wash. That's so great about the display of your quilts. I wish I was in the area to see it. But you'll be sure and take lots of pictures of the display, i'm sure. :)

Michaela said...

Congratulations! Great news! I am not surprised at all, an artist needs an exhibit! I am so happy for you...
I love the quilt.

Beth said...

Jacquie, that is AMAZING. Congrats, you deserve it so much!

The two completed quilts are gorgeous as usual, and I ADORE the quilting. I must work up the confidence to try it!

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo -- Congratulations! And that whirlygig is some kinda gorgeous!!!

seemommysew said...

Congratulations! That is so awesome!

Patty said...

I love how your quilts turned out! And congrats on your exciting news.

MelissaS said...

OMG! How exciting. Hmmmmm, maybe if the economy picks up I can talk Hubbie into letting me fly out and come see it. That's just so cool.

The quilt is so lovely, so lovely.

Kristin L said...

Fun, fun, fun! And congratulations on your big news!

Blondie said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Jacquie! I'm so excited for you!

And I loove the loopy quilting!

Molly said...

what a great honor. congrats! ps love the doll quilt...

Julie said...

Big Felicitations! I wish you lived closer, I'd love to see your quilts in person. I love the loopy quilting on whirly giggles.

debra lynn said...

Awesome news!! Congrats, you deserve it! Love the loopy quilting too!

Becky said...

Congrats!!! Be sure to provide all the details and location. I can't wait to go and get my picture taken with someone FAMOUS. :-)

Meagan said...

Mazel tov!!!! x 18

Now I'm thinking that Alabama isn't sooooo far away to make the drive to see your quilts in person...

Marie' said...

I wish I lived close so I could see your work in person. Congratulations!

Beth said...

That's fantastic news. Congratulations. The quilt looks amazing too.

Sarah M said...

Absolutely gorgeous. LOVE the loop quilting. Fantastic!

Jackie Russell said...

Congratulations! Maybe I will be able to make a day trip to visit your quilts in person.

amy said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Jacquie! Love your Creamsicle Whirlygiggle and your coin quilt--you show us such loveliness!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! How cool is that!?

Love your quilts, the quilting is so fun! I've been working on those sort of loops, but haven't gotten it to where I like it yet :)

Congrats again!

amylouwho said...

Congratulations! That is so great!

I love the creamsicle quilt. Especially with that orange dot border.

I think I need to go buy some creamsicles, come to think of it.

Doris said...

Oh, Jacquie...that's huge! I can't believe you blogged before calling everybody you know! That a dedicated blogger...let me know deets, a trip to KC may be in order this summer!

Vicki said...

Congratulations! I'll have to come see your quilts when they're on display. The creamsicle quilt is gorgeous.

Purple and Paisley said...

congratulations to you! your work deserves to be shown! yayy for you! ☺

Candace said...

Jacquie, this is fabulous news! You'll have much more than the standard 15 minutes of fame! Congratulations! I also love whirlygiggles - that loopy quilting is just perfect!
Cheers!

Kate said...

That is fantastic!! Great quilting - looks fabulous on the whirlygigs.

Bekhy said...

Congratulations! That is so cool! Tell us more about it!

Marsha M. said...

Congratulations! I enjoy seeing your art in this one dimensional way, can't imagine how amazing they must be in person! Your show will be a treat for everyone who sees it... Yeah for you!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news!!! How very exciting - no doub this will keep you busy over the coming months.

sclangs said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That is sooo exciting!!! Good Luck!!!

uberstitch said...

Congratulations on your news. Now your quilts can inspire people in person, like they inspire those of us who read your blog. Love the Whirlygiggles.

Diane said...

Jacquie---so awesome, just awesome news! Hubby and family will be SO PROUD. Way to go! Best Wishes in your new venture.Just the beginning of bigger things to come for you I am sure. I think you really need to write a book. I am certain of it as a matter of fact.

ellen said...

Fantastic! All of your work is just amazing, so vibrant and so full of life. I am not surprised one teeny bit! ...and I see a book in your future as well.
Congratulations, pop some bubbly and celebrate.

Sherri said...

I love the Creamsicle Whirlygiggle quilt...it's gorgeous! And congrats on your big news...you'll do an amazing job with your exhibit!

Aimee said...

I love the quilt - the quilting is perfect! And congrats on such exciting news!

Carrie said...

Congratulations on the gallery, how exciting! I love your whirlygiggle quilt. I just finished one which had a similar fabric to yours (the pink and brown circl-y one - mine was blue). Love the loopy quilting too!

~D Spack~ said...

Wow, Jacquie, that's great! I'm not at all surprised tho'. Nice Creamsicles quilt! Lovely colors in that little baby and I'm likin' the borders you put on it. You are so creative.

Solidia said...

Love your latest creation! :) Congrats on the gallery showing. That is soooo cool!! You must be dancing around the house. I know I would be! :)

belinda said...

Well...I can definetly say 'I knew
you when'...congrads...and great
quilt!!

Jackie said...

What fantastic news!! I wish I lived close enough to go see them all in person. You are a fabulous quilter and very deserving of this honor. You should be excited.... woo hoo!! By the way, I love your two newest creations.

Diana said...

Great news and well deserved, too!
The whirlygiggles looks fantastic--I love that loopy quilt pattern.

Chookyblue...... said...

congrats on the exhibition.......what exciting news........

Randi said...

Congrats on your show! How exciting!

abcgirl said...

jacquie, that's fantastic news! how exciting! and i love, love, love, your whirlygiggles quilt. love the colors, love the loops, love the block pattern (i might even be convinced to follow a PATTERN to make that quilt, i love it that much!) congratulations!!

Levin (and Emily) said...

i would love to see your exhibit - but alas, it's a little too far away. hope it goes well - i think your quilts are just gorgeous - i'm sure lots of other people will appreciate the opportunity to see them.
l
x

Andi said...

What wonderful news. Wish I lived locally so I could come along to the exhibition.
I'm loving your loopy quilting too.
Andi :-)

Vicki W said...

Congratulations! The whirligig quilt is really cute! The quilting gives it really nice texture.

Trisha said...

That is SO incredible!! Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

Of course...who wouldn't know that you would have an exhibit? I sometimes wonder why it hasn't happened sooner. However, don't let it go to your head lol. We'd miss you and your day-to-day musings.

Glad to hear that your fantastic quilts have been recognized. You are a talent and an inspiration.

Allison said...

Absolutely stunning, I love it - the colors, the quilting, the design, execution, all of it!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The local gallery is so lucky to have you nearby to ask to exhibit your work. Congratulations. I'm sure it will be awesome.

sewtakeahike said...

Congratulations Jacquie!! That's great news!!
Your whirlygiggle quilt is fabulous, love the loopy quilting!

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Lauren said...

These quilts are both so amazing! I love the whirlygig sooo much, the texture is absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to hear more about your show, I would love to come!

mau said...

Congrats...you deserve it, your work is so beautiful.

Aimee said...

Congratulations! That is big wonderful news. You do amazing work!

Sandy said...

That is awesome! For those of us close enough to visit, you will have to keep us up-to-date on the details.

MightyMom said...

yeehaw!

ummm June or July...that's a good time to travel north for a little bit....

One Shabby Chick said...

Oh Jacquie - that's so exciting! Congratulations! No surprise as your work is amazing and inspirational! I'm so happy for you!!

driftwood said...

wow, congrats, that's fantastic! your quilts are so lovely and such an inspiration xx

Jodie said...

Fantastic news - congratulations.. how exciting!

Shelly said...

Congratulations, Jacquie!!
Your work is certainly worthy of such applause!

Madge said...

they are so wonderful!

i'm going to sew today, i'm going to sew today (if i keep saying it will it happen?)

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

jumping up and down for you. that is sooo exciting. congrats! and congrats too on the fun finish!

Janis said...

Oh Jacquie -- CONGRATS!!! But none of us are surprised, your work is incredible! Can't wait to hear and see more on the exhibit.

And the loopy quilting -- SUPERB! Love that look!!!

Rebekah said...

wow! congratulations on getting your work into a gallery!

I love the pinwheel quilt and the quilting on it especially! It's beautiful!

em's scrapbag said...

That is so totally awesome! I am thrilled for you. You totally deserve it. I can't wait to hear all the details as they unfold.

Catherine said...

Congratulations!! How exciting! Love your whirly giggles quilt!

Katherine said...

Oh, that's wonderful news, I'm so excited for you!
I love your whirly gig quilt and the wee doll quilt. So sweet with the loopy quilting.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

You go girl! You deserve all the good things coming your way.

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations! That's so exciting. I love your latest quilt too. I've been wanting to try that loopy quilting. It looks so cool!

amandajean said...

congrats!!! that's exciting!

and your finished quilts are amazing. the loopy quilting is perfect.

Sara said...

YEAH!!That is so awesome. You do such good work and are such an inspiration! I can't wait to see which quilts you display! Keep us posted, and I love, love, love the creamsicle whirlygig!!!!

Molly said...

Oh, Jacquie! Congratulations! Your quilts are such inspiration for me and others, every aspect of each one so carefully and artistically executed--yep, you deserve this!! I hope you take LOTS of pictures for us to see!

Simply This and That said...

First that quilt is FABULOUS! I LOVE the colors. What a great name for it too! Gorgeous! And CONGRATULATIONS on your news! Wow. Can I have your autograph? I feel special too, because I can say, "I knew that blogger before she became so famous!" LOL. ooxx`jodi

KateKwiltz said...

That's such great news, congratulations! I'm excited for you!

Oh, Jacquie, we knew you when...

henny said...

Jacquie,
Congratulation....
I'm very happy for you :)
Maybe you'll become a famous quilting artist soon...or even published a book!

iknitipurl said...

Congratulations! It's well deserved. You are quite talented and you inspire me every time I come to your blog. I need to get some garment sewing and knitting out of the way and start working on some quilts. Time elludes me!

Regi said...

Wow what awesome news. Gratz!!!

~Regi

PaigeAlaine said...

Jacquie, congratulations! I find your work amazing and so inspiring I'm addicted to your blog and your style/fabric combinations...well, it has totally changed the way I look at quilts and quilting -now I want to start a whole new stash! Oh my!

Karen said...

Look at you go!!! Congrats!!! Your quilts are the bomb;) Love the display ladder;)

gardenymph said...

So happy for you Jacquie! Congratulations! You deserve it, your work is beautiful and has been an inspiration. Yay!!!

Victoria said...

Congratulations Jacquie on the wonderful news! Your quilts will make for a stunningly beautiful show!
Your newest quilt is gorgeous and your loopy quilting is FABULOUS!! (I am drooling!)

Malka Dubrawsky said...

Congratulations! I'm very happy for you!

Darcie said...

Congratulations Jacquie!!! You're well deserving of this showing! Can't wait to hear more details!!!

Hugs....

PS. Oh...so exicited that I almost forgot to say that your quilts look absolutely adorable. Happy finishes!

Anina said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful!
Love the creamsicle whirlygiggles.

Rita said...

Goodness, that's awesome news, Jacquie!! I would definitely go see your exhibit if it tours near SF!! Congrats! I'm so happy for you!! You must be so thrilled! You are definitely one of the most talented and inspired quilters I know and you totally deserve the recognition!

Stephanie D. said...

Omigosh, Jacquie! That's absolutely fantastic! Did you ever think a year ago that you'd be THE artist in a gallery? How wonderful that doing what you love can bring you well-deserved attention! I can't wait to read more! Congratulations!

Cheryl A said...

Congratulations on the show, and the free motion quilting!

Sharon said...

Wow! What an awesome thing for you - and well deserved! Your design sense is wonderful (and enviable too) and your work deserves to be seen. Wish I lived close enough to come see it!
Your Creamsickle is just yummy - and I love your quilting on it. The doll quilt is cute as can be. I love that you make a pillow for your doll quilts! What a great touch!

Ruth's Place said...

Congratulations!! You deserve it, your quilts are wonderful!

magikquilter said...

love the whirlygig quilt,...and good news on the gallery showing...i told you you were an artisan..make that quilt artist. Keep us up to date won't you?

bettyninja said...

congrats! You deserve it too! Your quilts are beautiful and always have a touch of originality.

Priscilla said...

Yay you! That is really awesome. Congratulations!

Tine said...

Congratulations Jacquie!!! That is so wonderful! I wish I could come and see your quilts too ;)
It is so well deserved, your work is such an inspiration!

audreypawdrey said...

Congratulations on your own show! That is so awesome and I wish I could come see it. Take lots of pictures so that we can all participate as viewers in what I know will be a unique, gorgeous show. The whirligigs quilt is beautiful, too. I love the quilting that you used for this one.

Sheree said...

Congrats! That is such wonderful news!!!!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

First off I love the squiggles! They are so cute. And this is such a great quilt. I'm so happy for you and your upcoming show. Wowie.

Melanie O said...

Congratulations, Jacquie! You are so talented and you soooo deserve this!!!

Tracy said...

so deserved! your quilting is art and i cannot wait to see your stuff on display!

jackie said...

Oh WOW that is so exciting! Congratulations - you so deserve this, and since it's not too far from me I think I'll have to head that way to see it in person! I can't even tell you how excited i am for you!!!!!!!

Mette said...

Congratulations! I love your gorgeous quilts! Very inspiring - thank you!!

Qubie said...

I do like this quilt. Makes me want to start another one if I do not already have so many started.