Strung Along

A Big Thank You!

I haven't said it recently, but YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST! Even with a re-scheduled reception, and a record cold day, you all came out to see my work hang. I really do appreciate you taking the time out of your day to be there. Burnett 6

Thanks to the quilting community for always being supportive and encouraging. Quilt Ladies (and Quilt Guys) are my favorite people.

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Thanks to my friends and neighbors who aren't artists and don't exactly "get it", but they always show up!

Thanks to former co-workers for coming and keeping tabs on me.

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Thanks to those of you who follow my work for coming up and introducing yourself.

Thanks to Henion Bakery for being there to bake cookies when I don't want to.

Thanks to those of you who brought your children so my kid had someone to play with.

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Thanks to The Dress-Ups for rescheduling their band photos so that my husband could attend the reception. And for surprising me by showing up.

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Thanks to my family who help hang quilts, keep tabs on cookie trays, order pizza, and always give me constructive criticism.

Thanks to those people who couldn't attend the reception, but who sent me kind words. 

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Thanks to the Burnett Gallery for allowing me to see my work hung together in a beautiful space. 

(Repeating Patterns is up through January 30 at the Burnett Gallery in the Jones Library in Amherst, MA.)

Repeating Patterns

You all are invited to come see a show of my newest work (and one oldie but goodie) in January! When: January 3-30, with an Opening Reception on Thursday, January 2 from 5-8pm

Where: The Burnett Gallery, Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst

Here's a sneak peak of what I am going to hang. It is always a surprise to me how my quilts look when they are hung together. I really love how this stack of quilts looks like I had a grand plan for them to be friendly with one another, but I am not that smart!

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(If you need to find me in the next couple of days I will be binding and sewing on sleeves and labels.)

Quilt Dots Giveaway

Look what came in my mail today - Quilt Dots with my quilts on them! The tins each contain a set of six magnets. There is also a set of six pins. I knew they would be cute, but they are about 1" in diameter and adorable!  QuiltDots

How would you like to win a set of 6 magnets? Leave a comment here before Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 11:59pm Eastern time (U.S. residents only, please) answering this question:

What is your favorite Thanksgiving food? 

Mine is mashed potatoes (the white kind - I hate sweet potatoes) and pumpkin pie.

I'll draw one name out of a hat next Monday and contact you if you are the winner!

Show and Tell

This summer I have been GSD - Getting S#*! Done. Here is my little Show and Tell of what I have been working on. I am happy to say that I have three finished quilts to show for it. First up, "Request and Dedication". Also Known As "the record quilt" or "the spinning plate quilt".

Request and Dedication Timna Tarr 75″x75″ 2013 photo by Stephen Petegorsky

I learned a tremendous amount while working on this quilt and I am very glad it is finished.

Request and Dedication - detail Timna Tarr 75″x75″ 2013 photo by Stephen Petegorsky

"Strung Along II, Log Cabin Var." is string pieced onto a muslin foundation and is the second in a series. "Strung Along" being the first. I am sure I will make more of these. I love the improvisational piecing, and working with scraps of fabric. Scrappy quilts sing to me in a way that more planned quilts do not.

Strung Along II: Log Cabin var. Timna Tarr 44"″x51″ 2013 photo by Stephen Petegorsky

Strung Along II: Log Cabin var. - detail Timna Tarr 44"″x51″ 2013 photo by Stephen Petegorsky

And just in the last few weeks I made this little river/mountain quilt. This may be the closest I ever get to making a landscape quilt. It is a montage of snapshots of the Happy Valley in which I live.

Valley Snapshots Timna Tarr 36.5″x32″ 2013

Valley Snapshots - detail Timna Tarr 36.5″x32″ 2013

This little landscape has already sparked a series, as I have pieced together another top based on the river/mountain premise.

Now, if only my desk were cleaned off and my paperwork was filed away, I would really feel as if I accomplished something.