A Post From Wisconsin:
I am happy and anxious to start The 2010 BJP. I am not a bead artist but use beads to embellish and enhance my love of fiber art; mainly crazy quilting, formerly art dolls, and wallhangings.
I like how beads add a lot to a fiber piece and want to learn and be inspired and motivated by other beaders. I have a good sized collection of beads from my artist daughter and have been wanting to put them to use.
I love the art of Laurel Burch who created and lived in my era of the 60's. Unfortunaltely she passed away in the last couple of years, an untimely death for sure. I will miss her art. I also love bright colors and cats. So, from my collection of L.B. fabrics and art work I want to create a 12 month beaded fabric wallhanging embellishing her fabric designs with beads and stitches. These will be smaller pieces, 6x6 squares or circles or a variety of shapes. The piece will evolve as the months pass. - one bead at a time!