I have had some discussion via email with Chrissy O’Donnell Leasher about the peculiar position art quilting and fiber art is placed in within the art world. In many ways it is a new & developing art form. From the beginnings of this movement, the art community has viewed it as more of a craft than an actual […]
The amazing Karen McTavish. Her award winning work. She’s not your typical quilter.
Here’s a couple of new ones. I told you I’m focused and working!!! These 2 are opposites, vibrant and serene, hot and cool, excitement and calm…you get the idea… Another […]
This an old post from a few years ago. After all the sleepless nights, hair pulling and teeth gnashing, not to mention the months it took me, I just let it sit, waiting for someone to put the posts back into their categories. There it has sat … waiting… I’m turning over a new […]
I used applique to attach the flowers, which were thread painted to add body and detail.
Here’s the finished art quilt.
Here’s where we are so far; the backing . batting and top background are sandwiched together. I use a spray adhesive 505 Spray And Fix to sandwich everything together. The parts of the puzzle pieces are in the process of being fused to the quilt sandwich. As you can see there is subtle color […]
So here’s the start of several new quilts, more to follow. I’m on a botanical kick, loving the thread painting and hanging on to the last of the flowers as fall approaches. Here’s the wee beginnings…
Bonus: a tutorial on raw edge appliqué
When I got the request for this custom order for 2 jelly fish featured in an art quilt, I would never have thought of doing a wall hanging with this theme. But the more I thought about the request, the more excited I got about the idea. It was intriguing and interesting, and fun to work out how to go about it. I think that’s part of the enjoyment of creating any sort of art; translating an idea into something concrete. Working out the “how am I gonna do that?” to “I did it and it’s good!!” .
I was asked to submit some of my art quilts in a textile art exhibt; Second Skin Textile Art Exhibit. It is being held in New Hope, Pa at the New Hope Art Gallery […]
This is a small tea party for a friend who moved away. It involved making and giving a quilt, of course. I confess, I hoard pretty china, how many sets of china can one person use in a lifetime? The dishes you see here were found in a flea market in England and carried back home in a suitcase. I didn’t break even 1 plate! How’s that for packing?