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.
Thursday, 5 May 2016
This is my first Treasures quilt.
Porto is a UNESCO World heritage site and a favourite city of mine. I love all the coloured houses, the balconies and the washing.
It is simply lots of little pieces of fabric appliqued on to a calico backround with some machine stitching
This is my second treasures piece
I've taken a detail from one of my photos of Porto.
I painted and printed some of the background and added machine stitch and appliqué
Monday, 2 May 2016
One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure
One of my quilting friends gave me some 'colour catchers'. I was fascinated by their delicate tints and the texture of the paper. This led me to start playing with them. Here is the result. Woven and appliqued colour catchers, machine quilted using rayon and holographic threads.