Wednesday, October 17, 2012


I have so much good news to share with everyone. My cup is truly overflowing these days. It has been such a great year. 

Stars Motel, Chicago
© 2011 Lisa Kijak
47 x 35 inches
Raw edge applique, machine quilted
Commercial and hand dyed cotton fabrics

Stars Motel, Chicago will be a part of Quilt Visions 2012 BRAINSTORMS opening this weekend in San Diego. I am thrilled to be a part of this outstanding international exhibit. 40 works were chosen from 394 entrants and represent some of the finest in design and technique from around the world. The opening reception is on Saturday, October 20, 5-7pm. On Sunday the artists will speak about their work in the morning during a guided tour at 11am. There will also be a moderated panel discussion "the Artistic Journey" with 4 of the artists (Linda Colsh, Mary Pal, Terri Shinn and Charlotte Ziebarth) in the afternoon at 2pm. I will be at the opening and will join the other artists for the Artist Walk and Talk on Sunday. If you are in the area, please come by. I would love to see you. 

I am also pleased to announce that El Cortez, Las Vegas has been juried into Quilt National 2013. Major celebrating has been taking place this week. Getting into Visions and QN back to back is a dream come true. I am beyond thrilled. Unfortunately, I cannot share the image of my final piece, there are very strict guidelines about images for the show, so you will just have to wait until after the opening in May 2013. Congratulations to all of the artists! I cannot wait to meet everyone at the opening in Athens, Ohio. 

And finally, my most exciting news

I would like to introduce our baby, Maya, welcomed into the world September 13, 2012. She joins our family through open adoption. We will forever be grateful to her birth parents, J. and J., for picking us and entrusting us to be Maya’s parents. This joy would not be possible without them. We are over the moon and so in love!