I just returned from a lovely trip to the UK where I did some touring, spent some time with my daughter, Lisa, who lives in Portsmouth and also had the opportunity to meet a number of quilters and embroiderers. I delivered slide/trunk presentations to the Portsmouth and District Embroiders Guild, the Southampton Quilters Guild and the Roundabout Quilters in Basinstoke. I also met with quilters from the Norfolk Quilters. I am happy to say that there was interest in having me teach on my next trip to the UK. My husband joined me for the last week of my 23 day visit and we enjoyed day trips by train from a lovely inn in Thetford.
Today I finished a thread painting of the Keswick River in autumn which was commissioned this summer. My process is to paint the background and then enhance the detail by adding texture using the needle on my sewing machine like a paint brush.
The first photo shows the scene as I finished the painting and the second reveals the finished piece before it goes to the framer for stretching, matting and framing.
There is an extensive interview with Susan Lilley about my work on http://saqaatlanticcanada.blogspot.com posted on August 7, 2018.
Last night was the opening of my solo exhibition which featured thread paintings and wall quilts at the Charlotte Glencross Gallery, Charlotte St. Arts Centre Fredericton NB. The exhibition runs until Oct. 9. The Arts Cente is open 8:30 am -9 pm.
There will be an official opening at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte Street, Fredericton NB Canada on Friday Aug. 3 from 5-7 pm . There will be wood fired pizza and refreshments. All are invited.
Until mid to late September you can listen to a podcast of the interview which took place during my Fredericton Arts Alliance Artist in Residence at the Casemates. I was interviewed about being a fibre artist by Mark Kilfoil of CHSR FM radio in Fredericton NB. To go to the interview cut and past the link below .
Here is a photo of my Saint John River piece at the beginning of day four.
There will be an interview about my fibre art work and my artist in residency at the Casemates in Fredericton NB on CHSR radio 97.9 FM at noon on July 5. It can be heard by podcast later.
I’m working on a thread painting of the Saint John river.
I was very pleased to learn that I had been chosen for a Fredericton Arts Alliance 1 week residency in the Casemates at the Garrison District in downtown Fredericton New Brunswick. My week will be July 2-8 with the Casemates being open 10 am to 5 pm daily. The theme for this year’s residencies is the Saint John river. Beginning with my own photograph I will make the drawing, transfer it to fabric, paint the fabric and then stitch using my sewing machine and free motion embroidery to add texture and dimension to betray this National Historic site which means ” good and beautiful ” river. I hope many will visit during the week to see the progress.
I wanted to show a beautiful NB river for my post card for the CQA fund raiser coming at the national conference in Vancouver.