Sunday, July 17, 2011

Got home from my adventure to New York for Quilts=Art=Quilts and went to see the Chandler "Art Quilts XIV" with friend Sandy Branjord. We each got juried in. She got in with "Poemfish", which shows her flair for mixed media collage. This was an early art quilt for her. She has since really grown as an art quilter. Here is her piece:
This is my piece "Anticipation". It was made with Caryl Bryer Fallert's delicious fabrics and has been one of my favorite pieces.
It was made when I was beginning to teach art quilting as an example for a class, as many of my early pieces were. I am now playing with previous paintings as bases for quilting and I've started a new series called Barcodes. This is my newest Barcode piece called Prompts.
Each of the strips in the barcode are "prompts" for "blank canvas syndrome" which all artists, quilt or otherwise run into at some time. Prompts such as "dark", "skinny", "texture" are all suggestions for something to "throw at it"!

One of my acrylic paintings, which screamed to become a quilt, was juried into the SAQA call "Sense of Adventure". It started as a painting. I added lots of organza, satin, and dupioni silk as appliques, glued on with gel medium, and then quilted it.

Here is a close-up of the added "bits".
Sandy entered a quilt called "La  Fete" and got juried in as well. For both of us to get into a show with only 29 quilts was amazing. Our quilts will travel for up to two years together starting in Houston this year. Here is her quilt.

Can you see the Eiffel Tower that appeared in her quilt as she was piecing it intuitively?

We are going to go to Houston to see our quilts. How much fun will that be!

Well, I figured out how to add pictures. Enough for now. I have to go get supplies ready for tomorrow's Art Quilt Camp. I am teaching surface design for 3 days. We are going to create amazing things!  That's it for now. I will now send this out into the black beyond. If you comment, I will try to figure out how to respond!

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