Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I went to 2 quilt shows this past weekend. The first one was Lake to Lake Guild in Rushville. My favorite quilt was done my Val Schultz, a fellow RAFA member.
This was the scene she created using her own hand-dyes and just one commercial fabric. The second picture shows the detail - cheese cloth in the bottom corner - also dyed.
The last was just a happy "flower quilt". I love the flower pots around the edge - but neglected to get the name of the quiltmaker.
The next show was in Amherst. In was a much larger show - almost 300 hundred quilts and of course lots of vendors. Two of my favorite quilts there were made by the same quiltmaker - Ina Randall.
One is a "sea" scene and I love all the extra embellishments and bling that she put on the quilt. It really makes it and gives me ideas on how to finish my fish quilt.
The second was of an owl. The threadpainted owl was fascinating enough, but then she did an upside down shadow of an owl using tulle. Just love it!!!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
"The earth laughs in flowers. "-- e.e. cummings
Friday, April 16, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
These are 2 of the pieces that I created for the RAFA (Rochester Area Fiber Artists) donations to the ROCO (Rochester Contermporary Art Center) 6 x 6 display and sale. Each piece donated to the display or exhibit will sell for $20. The display will be up in May and bidders may buy at that time.
The piece on the left is called "Blank Slate". It was inspired by some fabric beads I made in a small group, but as you can see, the fabric beads never made it on the quilt. The base is 2 fabrics, woven together and there is one bead in the green that says "Create". The blank slate is to allow you to dream of how you might create from this point.
The piece on the right is called "SpringTime". The background is silk habotai which is painted with dyna-flo paints
and spritzed with water to allow them to run together. The tree has some thread painting as do the grasses.
The pink beads represent the flowering of the tree in springtime.