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SOLD @ SAQA Auction

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

SOLD! Art Gallery in a Box IV auction raised $10,000
Clean Sweep
Art Gallery in a Box IV was auctioned during the Art & Excellence Conference at the Quilt National Banquet in Athens, Ohio, raising $10,000. Proceeds from this auction will go to support SAQA’s exhibitions, catalogs, and outreach programs.

This beautiful handcrafted table was made by Todd Ouwehand from walnut, tamo, zebrawood, and lacewood. It measures 23 inches high and 31 inches on each side. The triangular table has 12 drawers, three on each side, and each drawer holds a gorgeous art quilt. Photos of the table and the artworks are displayed under News & Events here:

Artists whose work is included:

Bob Adams
Margaret Cusack
Chiaki Dosho
Caryl Bryer Fallert
Patsy Hawkins
Inge Mardal & Steen Hougs
Ann Johnston
Pat Kroth
Velda Newman
Kim Ritter
Pam RuBert
Carol Taylor

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Friday, March 27th, 2009

Send something for the art car Peace Expedition. The Peace Offerings will be displayed with the car at parades etc. Make something under 12 x 12 x 12. If three d and a box or container would be nice too. Send to Kim Ritter
18727 Point Lookout Dr, Houston TX 77058 by April 30th. The work will not be returned but become of the Peace Expedition Collection. I don’t have funds or the time to return them. If at some point I decommission the car, I will donate the work to a good cause. I would like a photo release saying I can photograph the work because the artist will still retain copyright.

Quilt Visions Exhibition “Figuratively Speaking”

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008


I have been invited to be part of a Quilt Visions Exhibition “Figuratively Speaking” The Visions Art Quilt Gallery, sponsored by Quilt San Diego/Quilt Visions, is a new and exciting exhibition space devoted to the presentation of the quilt as an art form. The Gallery is preparing an exhibit of art quilts dealing with the human (or quasi-human) figure, featuring the work of several artists. Dates for this exhibit are August 1 – September 28, 2008. I was invited to submit 3-5 pieces for sale! Hooray!


Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Last night was an interesting twist in my career as an artist. I told you all that I hung a show for Mixed Media Artists of Houston in Brazosport Art Center last week. The opening was Sat night. When we arrived one of the art league volunteers asked my husband if he wanted to see the work they almost banned. I knew it had to be one of mine <VBG> Sure enough “Cherry” had caused quite a stir.


Third grade students had been in the center on Friday and were asked to sketch their favorite piece. A little boy picked Cherry and got busy sketching nipples.

This led to phone calls to the center by the parents or perhaps the teacher,  and a hasty meeting of the Brazosport Art League was held. Apparently it was a little heated as some people were angry about censorship and others more worried about the children.

In the end the group voted to stand by the artist (me!) and “Cherry” is still on display without bandaids (as someone apparently suggested as a joke).

This may be the pinnacle of my career. Every artist dreams of being BANNED!

HeART Attack

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

I almost had a heart attack to day when I saw this on the  news and  realized my QN 05 quilt was in the mail home via Fed Ex Click here
My dogs started barking, I ran to the computer to check the fed ex tracking number Dairy Barn sent me. The computer dinged in a new message from FE saying your package has been delivered. I walked back to the door where the dogs were still barking to see the truck pulling off and my package on the bench outside the door.

Whew…. just in time for my solo show at the local community college. They have new gallery and called me last month to do the solo show based on the recommendation of my local arts alliance director. I hang that show in two days

Then I felt bad when I realized I would never meet Hilary Fletcher

Spirit Horses: Dreams is finished!

Monday, September 10th, 2007


Pics from my show

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

Pics from my show are up at

Click on Art League at the top, then gallery

Virtual Tour

The art center has done a great job of documenting the show with a virtual gallery .  My quilts are towards the end of the slide show.


I am working on the quilt for the hospital again this week. Last week I dyed the background and cut out the horses. Manes to do today and auditioning the horses on the background

Alvin Community College called yesterday and wants me to do a solo show in October.

I got into IQA’s judged show and will have three works there this year, “Pumped”  in the judged show, “Doing the Can Can” will be in the SAQA “Creative Force” Exhibition  ( I am also the curator so very happy the juror Rebecca Stevens of the Textile Museum in Washington chose my only entry that was large enough to enter) and “Trowel and Error” will be in the “In Full Bloom” exhibition