We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Exciting To See Everyone's Work

I just returned from a few days visiting my sister in southeastern Idaho--definitely not a cultural center, mostly a small farming town and much, much colder than central Arizona. I've been wrestling with ideas for my first piece for Voyage. I'm going to try to focus on achieving that loose, flowing style that I so admire. I'm busily working to get the above piece finished for our annual Arizona Quilters Guild show. I call it "Suwatte" which supposedly means "Please Sit" in Japanese. It is a series of six "small" quilts that I am joining to make one large quilt. The idea comes from an Elizabeth Barton workshop on working in a series. The design comes from the back of a wood chair. It's been fun to work on this piece, but I'll be glad when it is finished.

I'll post a photo of my first Voyage project as it comes together. I have a good idea. I can't wait to see how it will turn out!


  1. I like the idea of working in series and this looks really good! By the way, which of the two USA members posted this - there's no name?

  2. I am guessing that it is you Frances that has posted this given you are in Arizona...

    How big is this as a finished piece? I like the way the cream/brown curved strips link the small pieces together - will your piece for Voyage be along the same theme?

  3. You're right, it's Frances that posted this blog. I'll have to see how I can have my name show up on the post. The finished piece is 54" x 37". My first Voyage piece is quite different. I'll post a photo of it soon.