Monday, March 3, 2014

the quilts of Ann Brauer--is it a lion, a lamb or a snow leopard?

Dear all,

OK--it seems to me the big question is whether March came in like a lion or a lamb. After all, the first day of March warmed up here from the chilly teens to an almost balmy 32. And yesterday even hit above freezing. Only to plummet down to minus 7 tonight. Yes, I am ready for spring. Aren't we all?

That of course does not prevent me from working hard in my studio. After a good Baltimore Show I quickly got back to work and got inspired to create even more new pieces for the Paradise City Arts Festival in Marlborough, MA this March 21-23. For those who haven't been to this show, it is truly the beginning of spring for me. There is great music, fun art, and even places to sit and eat a light lunch as you figure out just what you want to see again. One of my favorite aspects of this show is that there is work that lust after and also work that I can afford. Anyhow, I am Booth 133. For more info and to get $2 off your ticket, visit

One of my favorite new series includes these "field" strips. Are they table runners or wall hangings? Do you want to mix and match? Don't you just love the colors. If you look carefully, you will see that I have quilted on the top of the design too which creates a truly awesome texture. I am sewing looped tape on the top and bottom so you can create your own arrangement. Or just throw one across your table to create the feeling of spring. What do you think?
fields--12x40 inches--Ann Brauer

Meanwhile in my search for green--I am going to put my quilt "hidden lake" on sale as the Quilt of the Month. I do love this piece. I made it after hiking in the White Mountains with my DH a couple summers ago. Every time the trail would get just a bit tough and I wondered about going on, I would catch a glimpse of the hidden lake we were hiking too. This quilt is just off square--it is 45 inches wide and 43 inches long. After I finished it I realized this and that there was nothing I wanted to add to make it square so that is how it it. Normally the quilt sells for $1200 but for the next 10 days or until sold it will be $675 plus shipping and any applicable taxes. To be the first, either contact me directly or purchase it on Etsy.
hidden lake--43x45 inches--quilt--Ann Brauer

When I am not doing the show, I will be at my studio at 6 Bridge Street (weather permitting.) I also do continue to list work on my Etsy shop:

Next month I will be at the Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show April 4-6. I will have some half price admission tickets for that show, so please e-mail me if you would like to receive one.

Thanks so much for reading.

1 comment:

  1. I have a Quilt Blogs bookmark with a comfortable number of blogs that I read, faithfully, every morning with my coffee. You are one of them. I was reading Terry Grant (andsewitgoes.blogspot) today and she talked about not having as many comments left as she once did and wondered if she was blogging in a "void." Essentially, I think people are still reading but not connecting. So...naturally....I left her a comment. And then I decided to go back to everyone else I read this morning and say "hi." I love your work. Thank you.

    I visited you at the Baltimore show - loved talking with you.