Hello and exciting updates!

Hello All,

Well the last year has included some amazing changes for myself. I have decided that I want to pursue my art more formally and I am making steps to actually start treating it like a potential career.

I entered my first juried art quilt show and was rejected. The reason was my quilt was not artistic enough to hang in a gallery. Strangely I am very ok with the objection. I am not letting it detour my drive to move forward as an artist.

I just launched my studio website it is located at www.looneyhues.com, as a matter of fact this blog will be moving to that site in the very near future. When that change happens I am going to put a domain forward on this domain to auto redirect people to the new website.

I am also in the process of creating a portfolio so I can apply at a local gallery!!! Stay tuned for further announcements.

 

Happy creating!!!

Gene

Posted on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
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Update

Hello All,

Well I have been working on stitching embroidery designs over the last week for the launch of Bernina Embroidery Software 8. I am doing a launch party for it on Saturday Sept 24th from 11 am to 2 pm at Seams Like Home. I am excited about the new software it has some awesome additions to it!

As for my calendar I have not been diligent in logging my studio time lately. I have not been feeling like I am getting enough studio time lately so I don’t want to use it filling out the calendar. I am setting a new rule for myself starting today that when ever I get creative time I will log it before leaving the studio that day.

Back to sample creating,

Happy creating!

Gene

Posted on Sunday, September 18th, 2016
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I am back!

Ok 3 weeks is way to long to be out of the studio.

First Mike had to spend 2 days in ICU. He had cellulitis!! Yucky! Then 4 days after that I had to do an emergency fly out for mom. She developed a hip infection in her rebuilt hip and was not wanting to go to OHSU to get it fixed. So I was gone for almost 2 weeks for that. During the time with mom in the hospital I finally finished my scarf!!! It is beautiful I will post pictures soon.

When I got back from Oregon I was exhausted. I only had 3 hours of sleep in the first 3 days I was there. Then I slept in mom’s hospital room for the next 6 nights! So I was very tired when I got home.

The day after I got back I had two 3 hour free motion quilting classes with Angela Walters, http://www.quiltingismytherapy.com at Seams Like Home, http://www.akseams.com.

I am finally feeling almost human again and I am back in the studio!

Happy creating!

Gene

Posted on Thursday, August 4th, 2016
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Quilting class with Angela Walters!

On Saturday July 30th I took 2 3 hour quilting classes with Angela Walters (www.quiltingismytherapy.com). It was awesome! Thank you Angela!

The classes were at Seams Like Home! www.akseams.com

The first 3 hours was spent learning ways to quilt the negative space in quilts. It was lots of fun. I keep repeating in my head “It only needs to be straightish!” The beauty is not in perfection it is in the overall appearance. Sometimes perfect does not look right!

The 2nd 3 hours was learning how to quilt different shapes. It was a very eye opening experience. It is a great way to break quilts down to basic shapes and quilt them!

A finished quilt is better than a perfect quilt top!

Posted on Sunday, July 31st, 2016
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It has been awhile!

Hi World,

Well it has been awhile since I posted! I have been busy. I have worked on the quilt that never ends. Someday I know I will finish it! I want it done because I have a bunch of projects that I want to work on! I just heard in the last couple days about a quilter named Karlee Porter (www.karleeporter.com)! She invented a type of quilting called Graffiti Quilting. I have her book on order it arrives in 2 days I am so excited about it!!! Please check out her website her work is amazing.

I also got the borders on the apple core quilt!! I have decided that will be dedicated to a specific purpose, stay tuned to find out what! It will be a bit before it can go forward because it is going to have Graffiti Quilting on it and I need to practice first!

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I also have worked on my split tumbler quilt. 2 days ago I finished a commission project forĀ a friend! That took 3 or 4 days to get that done and since it took the B780 with embroidery module I was unable to work on the quilt that never ends.

Well enough for now off to bed I go!

Happy creating!

Gene

Posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
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