Naomi S Adams Austin Quilter of Killer Bee Designs

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Monday, January 19th, 2009

Posted 1/19/09


This is one of the little Priority: Alzheimer’s quilts, Rain or Shine, that I donated to Ami Simms’ project, the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative.

It’s time to celebrate!  I made a commitment to donate enough Priority: Alzheimer’s quilts to bring in $1000 of revenue for the non-profit. Thanks to those who purchased my quilts, I’ve exceeded my $1000 goal!  Thank you to all those who donated $ to receive a quilt, some of you I know, and some I don’t. You can see my page of donated quilts here.

You too can donate or purchase quilts, see the traveling exhibit Alzheimer’s: Forgetting Piece by Piece (I also have a quilt in the show), buy the book, or get involved in other ways! What an amazing way to raise $ for Alzheimer’s disease research.  Ami and all of her volunteers rock my world.

Copper Shade Tree Gallery Show

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Posted 1/13/09


Lines IV, Lines V, and Lines VI – 13″ x 13″ each

Lines IV is off to the Copper Shade Tree Gallery tomorrow for the “It’s not a  quilt…or is it?” show, along with several of my other pieces.  The show and sale is February 6- February 29, 2009 in RoundTop, Texas, with 18 textile artists represented. Come and join us for the reception on February 6th, from 6pm-9pm. Food, wine, and art. How can you miss? Come on out and buy something lovely to take home with you!


Halloween Art and Houston International Quilt Festival

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Posted 10/27/08


It’s Halloween, one of my favorite times of the year!  This is a photo of our Halloween tree, in all it’s fabulousness.  It makes me giggle. I mean come on, there are stretchy skeletons hanging from ribbon nooses. What’s not to love?

If you’re going to be visiting the Houston International Quilt Festival, don’t miss my quilts!  One Tree Quilt and Dragon are in the judged show Quilts: A World of Beauty.  Also, Little Red Spot is in the Special Exhibit, The Sky’s the Limit. 

The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative will be having a booth where you can purchase Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilts, a handful of which are mine this year. All proceeds go to Alzheimer’s research.  Stop in and say hello to Ami and Debbie and take home a quilt! Ami is taking 1000 donated quilts, so there’s surely one to please you.  Please check out Ami’s blogpost here for all the details.

I am also bringing ACEO’s to trade at the Quilting Arts booth.  The theme this year was holidays, so of course skulls came to visit my work! I had a lot of fun working with both paint and paintstiks in these pieces. You can see some of them in the photo below.


Quilter’s Newsletter

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Posted 10/16/08


One Tree Quilt, winner of the Olfa Okada Young Designer’s Award at AQS Paducah this year, is looking smashing in the November 2008 issue of Quilter’s Newsletter magazine!  Thank you to my fellow art quilters who kindly alerted me that my piece was included in this issue.  The Olfa publicist let me know they requested permission for photo use back in April, but I thought they had decided not to print it.

Thank you, Quilter’s Newsletter magazine for including my piece!

20×200 and Vines

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Posted 10/9/08


Vines I


Vines II

Where are my weekly journal quilts? I’ve been busy and I’m a bit backlogged on journal quilts, which I will fix up this weekend. For some visuals for now, both of these pieces were created while making a custom order. I (thank you!) was asked to create a custom 5×7 piece with the imagery of vines. I created one that I loved, and then second guessed myself and created one more that I thought was a bit more vinous and true to theme so my customer would have another option. Vines II is available for $30 here in my Etsy shop.

What I REALLY wanted to post about today is the 20×200 blog and shop by Jen Bekman.  It’s worse than in obsessiveness for me. Instead of just a techy hot deal item selling out, it’s affordable ART! I often feel like art is a luxury to purchase when our house is FILLED and I mean FILLED with my art, so a $20 print is something I feel I can justify to myself. Anyway, I’m on their mailing list so I got notified of today’s small edition and was able to snatch one up of More Books by Mickey Smith before they sold out. Thanks for sharing your art with 20×200, Mickey. Go and get on the mailing list!

Thick envelopes!

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Posted 8/14/08


Here is a sneak preview of one of my quilts, Dragon, that was just accepted as a finalist in the Houston 2008 judged and juried show, Quilts: A World of Beauty! This is a detail shot of the piece, which I think is intriguing. I received 2 thin envelopes in 2007 for this show, and received 2 thick envelopes this year. I think that is improvement! I am delighted to have both Dragon and One Tree Quilt go to Houston for the International Quilt Festival during October 30-November 2. I will be able to attend again this year (yea! for living in Texas.)  I will also have the pleasure to take a couple of power packed classes with some wonderful instructors. Thank you AQS and Olfa for the 2008 Young Designers Okada Award that is allowing me to attend those classes!

Interview in American Quilter magazine

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Posted 6/20/08



I look a little un-enthused in the photo, but I am very excited in real life! The July issue of American Quilter is out on newsstands and stores near you, celebrating the AQS Paducah show with a whole page for One Tree Quilt (and me!) Go and check it out. My lovely head shot in the magazine was taken by a fabulous and talented friend of mine, Beth Jacquot. None of the head shot photographers received credit in the magazine, so I thought I could at least give her props here on my blog. Thanks a million, Beth!

AQS Olfa Young Designers Okada Award 2008

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Posted 4/23/08


I’m delighted to say that One Tree Quilt has won an award at the AQS Paducah, KY Quilt Show this year! It received the Olfa Young Designers Okada Award. I am completely excited and honored. This piece is an extension of a 2007 weekly journal quilt that was so intriguing that I decided to make it on a larger scale. Go weekly art! My husband really encouraged me to make this piece on a larger scale and so he is super excited about tHIS award. :)

And yes, I can’t wait to spend the $5000 on art quilting supplies. Here’s looking forward to stimulating the art quilting economy.

If you are lucky enough to be at the show right now, please stop by and smile! All of the AQS award winners can be seen here. By the way, I would like to point out that 3 of the Alzheimer’s Forgetting Piece by Piece artists won awards in this show. Congrats to Diane Gaudynski and Becky Goldsmith.


One Tree Quilt to visit AQS Paducah

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Posted 4/1/08


Happily, One Tree Quilt will visit the American Quilter’s Society show in Paducah, Kentucky this month as a semi-finalist!  This piece was juried into the competition and will be included in the Young Designer’s category.  My Alzheimer’s exhibit quilt, Lost Moments, traveled to Paducah last year as part of the AAQI special exhibit, but it’s great to be in the judged show this year.   For more information on this show, you can check out their site:

Alliance for American Quilts Quilter’s S.O.S. Interview

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Posted 2/24/08

Karen Musgrave, a fellow artist from the Alzheimer’s: Forgetting Piece by Piece exhibit, has been kind enough to interview me for the Alliance for American Quilts Quilter’s S.O.S. – Save Our Stories archives. She is a volunteer for this amazing project that helps document our quilting heritage. As I went through this interview process, I realized how interesting it will be for me to look back in a few years on this snapshot of my ideas and process at this point in my progression as a textile artist. Pretty cool if you ask me. Thanks, Karen, you are amazing!

You can read the interview and see a photo of my quilt, Lost Moments, here.