Thursday, October 20, 2011

Article in the Cedarburg Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts

Deanna with her barn and farmhouse bags
The Autumn issue of "Haute Handbag" features the Koval Barn Challenge creations of our own dedicated volunteer, Deanna Peterson. Deanna made two bags for the challenge this summer, one representing our barn and the other our farmhouse. Deanna's bags won First Prize in our competition, and earned herself national recognition in this prestigious journal.

After quilting bedcovers for several years, Deanna turned her talents to handbags and notebook covers. Using a technique she calls "crazy quilt/flip and turn," she mixes a variety of textures and surfaces, adds embellishments like homemade buttons, beads, ribbon and embroidery, and turns her work into pieces of art.

Deanna works under the label "Bright As Day Designs," and blogs about her process on her website, . Samples of Deanna's work are offered for sale at our Museum Gift Shop.

Deanna is now offering her award-winning barn and farm bags for sale at the Museum Gift Shop. Half of the proceeds from the sale of these two bags will go to the benefit of the museum.

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PO Box 562
Cedarburg, Wisconsin 53012

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Haute Handbags Fall Edition 2011 Pg 122 & 123

I got the Farmhouse Evening Bag and the Barn Handbag in this publication! I did the handbags as a challenge for the Cedarburg Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts. This is a great place all run by volunteers, where people come together to enjoy the fiber arts.

Classic Brown with White Flower. My favorite!

Green bag with Recycled Optical Lense Button