Today's hostess is Sarah Ann Smith. Though I feel like I've known Sarah forever, we've only met in person a very few times. This past November I had the pleasure of enjoying a lovely dinner with her (and Deborah Boschert) in Houston during the International Quilt Festival. I'm fairly certain that I first encountered Sarah on the quiltart mailing list, probably at least ten years ago.
What has always impressed me about Sarah is not only her generosity, but her thirst for knowledge. Her hard work has paid off, as she's an expert on a variety of quilting techniques. Particularly impressive is her mastery of threads and thread painting/machine quilting. In fact, she recently filmed her own Quilting Arts Workshop on just that subject - Art Quilt Design From Photo to Threadwork.
And here are a few photos of some of her beautiful artwork:
|Fields of Gold - one of my favorites!|
|A lovely lily with loads of gorgeous thread work|
|Sarah in Houston by her latest Dinner at 8 quilt - Listen to the Song in the Night|
As a reminder, here's the whole Blog Hop schedule:
January 14 – Candy Glendening - http://www.candiedfabrics.com/journal/ - entries close January 28
January 16 – Sarah Ann Smith - http://www.sarahannsmith.com/weblog/
January 21 – Deborah Boschert - http://deborahsjournal.blogspot.com/
January 24 – Susan Brubaker Knapp - http://wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.com/
January 28 – Diane Rusin Doran - http://oohprettycolors.blogspot.com/