Thursday, October 16, 2008
Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 2nd. That's the date on which my fiber arts group, ARTAA, will begin showing some of our collective works at the Guilderland Public Library on Western Avenue. This very talented group of ladies will have many beautiful textile art pieces on display, including art quilts, jackets, fabric dolls, hand-made lace, and embroidered note cards. The exhibit begins on November 2nd and will run through January 1st, 2009. Shown here is one of my quilts, "Rhythm of the Night II," and I hope to give you a glimpse of more of the pieces that will be on display in future blogs.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I had a lovely surprise recently: this quilt, "Leaves That Are Green," won a blue ribbon in its category at the Lowell Quilt Festival in Massachusetts. The quilt is machine appliqued and machine quilted, and I used some of my own hand-painted fabric in the composition. I had so much fun working on this piece, and I learned a great deal about color and value during the design stages. I named the piece after a favorite song of mine by Simon and Garfunkel -- I find their music still inspires me, even after all these years.