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.

Friday, 14 June 2013

I like to make my Journal Quilts and Voyage Quilts inspired by places I have been, so that they have special memories for me. Dijanne and I were exhibiting our work at Beaujolais in France in April. I had a day after the Show in Lyon and visited the Textiles Museum and the Silk Museum.
The design for my quilt is based on the Eighteenth Century French Silk designs that Lyon is famous for. The spots are for the jacquard cards, the numbers are taken from the printing trays and the curly printing to represent the iron work of the balconys. It is made of laminated paper that looks like a fabric.
The quilting grid is taken from the drawings / design work. I always start my quilts by doing some drawings 

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