Tuesday, September 23, 2014

University of Montana Art Fair is this coming week

Parker Snowe will be at the University of Montana Homecoming Art Fair this Thursday Friday and Saturday. Hope to see you there. Life has been busy with shows this year though I have been contemplating new tutorials.


Lulu the dog who rules my life dressed up as a fairy princess today because she is excited to go visit friends for the next few days one being her favored cat!

Here are a few pieces of new work for the up coming show in Missoula! 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Art Opening at four0six in Helena Aug 8th and the work is still up!

Parker Snowe art is still on display at four 0 six! 

If you happen to be in Helena we'd love for you to stop in! 320 North Last Chance Gulch!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer Shows

I will be at Summer Fair in Billing this coming weekend then off to Arts in the Park in Kalispell. I am so looking forward to both shows! I will have a huge assortment of work made from new and vintage fabrics, cottons, wools, silks.

Yellowstone Art Museum Summer Fair in Billings

Arts in the Park Kalispell

I will be doing most of my updating on facebook from my new phone since that is the one part I know how to do! I 'd rather be sewing then learn new technology. 

Montana Quilts Parker Snowe on Facebook

Monday, February 3, 2014

Off to a good start

So far the new year is full of little projects to finish as well as fabric both new and old. 
Discontinued fabric samples make for great bags, purses and all manner of other stuff not yet began.  One of the things I love about the fabric samples is designing a bag or something for the size of the piece. Old Jim Thompson handkerchiefs sent to me years ago have been waiting to become something, and now they are a quilt top, inspired by Muumu Heaven's use of vintage Hawaiian prints. I happen to have a best Aunti ever who lived in Southeast Asia in the 50's and 60's accumulating fabrics. With the exception of the blue GVH Hawaiian print all of the fabrics for that quilt came from Indonesia or Thailand.  I've been taking a Skinny Quilts class once a month for the past year, a great way to brush up on long forgotten techniques and to learn new ones, not to mention using up the stash. The most recently finished quilt is all silk, including the back, I just could not whack it into small pieces because the fabric is like a painting, now it is quilted waiting for binding of some sort. And best of all I was invited to hang a piece of my work at the Secretary of States Office and now I am an officially treasured artist, this makes me smile. 

Little make up bags. 

Fabric for simple patchwork.   
Quilt top with Jim Thompson handkerchiefs. 

Little  bags 

Silk I couldn't cut up. 

One more skinny quilt done.
Skinny Quilts by Eleanor Levie, I and II
full of great ideas.

I am now officially a treasured artist.