11"square this time, and we can pick our own theme so I'm doing improv which is what I like to play with.
Friday, 13 January 2017
Just finished this small quilt teaching sample for the Modern Quilt specialist group of the Quiilters Guild. This will be added to the others available for borrowing, with free instruction sheets, so that group workshop organisers can run some of their workshop sessions in house without the need to bring in teachers and pay fees and travel.
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
There is an exhibition of Fijian artefacts at the Sainsbury Centre, an excellent museum at the university in Norwich. As there were few raw materials available to the islanders their skilled artisans made beautiful objects in wood and whale ivory, and textiles were made from plant fibres. Their barkcloth is beautifully stencilled and painted to produce large cloths which were used in ceremonies and given as treasured gifts. The patterns are geometric and there is lots of repetition..
There is a large bark cloth hanging in the reception area.
And a last piece that seemed to remind me of Diana Harrison's work.
Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Saturday, 17 September 2016
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
My Quilt Eccentric Crosses was made because I had become interested in Modern Quiltmaking and saw lots of different Crosses quilts on line. I had a pack of Oakshott eighths and cut them into squares using the strips left over at the ends to make the crosses. They are free cut in slight curves, through both layers of fabrics RS up. I was playing with the colours so that each square had a different colour in the cross. I laid them out and only felt the need to move one square before I was happy with the layout.
Adding wide borders of uneven widths completed the modern look
and super quilting by Mandy Parks helped us to a
Judges Choice at this year's Festival of Quilts.
Monday, 12 September 2016
I would class my Contemporary work as Art. It involves a great deal of mind as well as method.
I made a piece for the Stretching Art Challenge in America called Illuminated Letters and this is what I wrote about it for the submission.