We had a Fine Arts Festival at my church today. It was a combination of an Art Show, an International Bazaar and a Musical Concert tomorrow. I was in charge of securing the art and we ended up with 42 pieces - a nice little display. Large enough to be interesting and small enough not to overwhelm. I showed 4 different art quilts, one of which is shown above - "Seagulls at Portland, Maine". SOLD! I was very surprised to see the sold sign on it when I went back to help close up the show this afternoon. I know the home it is going to and it will be loved! It is from a pictures I took on our cruise last year along the New England Coastline. I manipulated one seagull to make 3 of different size. I printed that onto printer fabric and then added other fabrics for the rocks and water. Then I added tulle for shadowing, lots of threadwork for dimension and finally some colored pencils to enhance the color of the seagulls. Metallic threads highlight the water. Below is the original picture I took.