I have been thinking about making flags for a couple years now and I finally got it together and made some!  Here are the four I made.  I am sorry to say they are all sold, but there are plans to make more.  If you want one, I posted these four styles in my shop to be made to order.  The link is to the left!

photo by Faythe Levine

photo by Faythe Levine

photo by Faythe Levine

photo by Faythe Levine

photo by Faythe Levine

photo by Faythe Levine

photo by Faythe Levine

photo by Faythe Levine

Photo by Faythe Levine

Photo by Faythe Levine

I had my first show in an actual gallery space this past Friday and I couldn't have been more excited.  It was at Hotpop Gallery in Milwaukee, which meant I went about my business all day wrangling children and then I dusted everyone off and dragged them all to the Third Ward to see.  Here's a picture of my family right after we all got to go into the space and see my work. 

It was fun for my husband and I to take the children to something a little out of the ordinary.  And it was nice to have these little eyes looking up at something they had seen me making for the past couple weeks.  My art practice has a lot to do with fitting in time around the house and so I would be stitching while watching movies with the kids or sitting at the table while Abe played with Legos and Vivian napped.  So they had seen me working on them constantly.  They both recognized the work right away and we all stood there and stared at them.  They both started chattering about what they thought and Abe told me he was proud of me.  It was a magical moment to be given support like that when I am used to being the supporter. 

They acted very interested for an appropriate amount of time before they realized that there was a serious amount of designer toys on the other side of the gallery space.  And then they went to browse. 

It wasn't long before my husband started the countdown to leave and my friend Faythe snapped this shot as I was walking them all to the car. 

It was a nice night.  I love having these two little goofballs.

I'll be posting about the work itself in the next week or so-- I can't believe I forgot to take photos of the finished work before the show went up. But it was a little bit of a crazy day, so I'll do it soon. 

 

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Quilters know that a lot of quilting is actually about the act of sharing.  We've all heard of quilting bees where ladies would get together to take on a large projects together, but we also share fabric, we share techniques and we share patterns.  Today is my chance to add to that history and give something back to you all - this quilt design!  I am just about over the moon to announce that the Morning Star quilt pattern I made for Robert Kaufman is now available for download here.  Have it!  Tell your friends!  Make it!  And then show me!  (ceheimerl@gmail.com) -- I absolutely cannot wait to see how it will be reinterpreted through someone else's hands.