Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Masters Art Quilts at the Quilt Museum

Yesterday, my fiber friends Michele, Kathy, Linda and I, took a trip to the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Ma. What a truely fabulous collection of quilts! I have had The Masters Art Quilts book since it was released, and it is one of my favorite books, but as it happens, pictures of these quilts do not do them justice. To stand in front of the work of Inge Mordal and Steen Hougs," Ringed," and the work of Hollis Chatelain, " World of Tuaregs," is a breath-taking experience. All of the of pieces inspired us to reach to higher levels with our own work. We had a really lovely and inspirational day.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Quilting Egypt

My current project is now on my long arm. We'll see what it looks like as thread is added. I am moving along much faster on this painted quilt, than I usually do! I guess this was the right quilt to start in the new year.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Project in Process

I am painting another quilt and realize that this is what I love to do! My friend Michele took a trip to Egypt recently, and as soon as I saw the picture of her on her camel ride, I knew I had to try to put that scene onto fabric. Some scenes just grab you, and this one grabbed me.

I love working on big projects. I can't wait to finish painting and start quilting!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Lesson in Book Making

At the monthly meeting of SAFA, Seacoast Area Fiber Artists, my friend Wen Redmond taught us some book making skills. I have never done this before, but Wen is a pro, and we had lots of fun. Here is my book, almost complete. I still need to add some gel medium to seal the pages. Great new project!

Continue With the Familiar

We are two weeks into 2010, and I haven't exactly hit the ground running! I am thinking about which projects to start, instead of just starting them, so I have come back to the familiar. Here are some seagulls, painted on a small piece of hand dyed fabric, a sheer overlay added for water, and then quilted. I have added my signature small sea shells.

I've done these before, but doing the familiar is better than doing nothing.