Fall Wall Hanging Created During Pandemic

  • I completed this fall wall hanging during the lock down. The confetti foreground had been completed and sitting in a container.  I started out by using Nancy Zieman and Natalie Sewell’s book The Art of Landscape Quilting  for technique ideas.  They used glue sticks to attach the pieces but I didn’t find this to my liking so used misty fuse rather than steam-a -seam-2 to back my fabrics so the quilt  wouldn’t be too stiff.  I rough cut several fabrics for the distant leaves and made some detailed close-up leaves using inktense pencils. My figure was also painted using inktense pencils.

 

SAQA Spotlight Auction 2020

During the SAQA ( Studio Art Quilting Association) conference which is being held in Toronto Ontario March 19-21, 2020 there will be a Spotlight auction. Below is the piece I have contributed. I sun printed birch leaves on pebeo setaolor painted fabric and quilted with holographic threads. Because it reminded me of a frosty morning, I entitled it In the Frost.

Book of Animals for Upcoming 1st birthday of my Granddaughter

I spent the month of January having fun working on an original book to give to my granddaughter, Madeline, on her upcoming first birthday, May 14. I used applique for most of the creatures and added a bit of background here and there with inktense pencils. I was especially pleased with my red cardinal made with inktense pencils.. I was not pleased with the fusible interfacing I used so if advising anyone, I would suggest backing the pages with a sew-in-interfacing. I used Avery printable fabric sheets to print the text. To hold the book together I made two sets of eyelets through each page and laced it together with cord.

SAQA Benefit Auction

My piece Autumn Breezes is in Section 2 of the SAQA Benefit auction which runs until October 6. Bidding on pieces in section 2 runs from Sept. 23-29.

The Benefit Auction is a reverse auction in three sections taking place online over three weeks through October 6.  The price starts at $750 on Monday and is further reduced each day at 2pm EDT (GMT-4) to a final price of $100 on Saturday. All proceeds help support SAQA’s exhibition programs, publications, and education outreach. Plus, your purchase helps increase the recognition for art quilts and the artists who make them.

To make a bid go to www.saqa.com

Artist in Residence for Fredericton Arts Alliance

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.

Entries accepted into SAQA Atlantic show Transitions

I was very pleased to hear that both my entries Transitions I and Transitions II have been accepted into the SAQA Atlantic show Transitions. The exhibition opens March 28, 2018 at the Craig Gallery in Dartmouth  Nova Scotia  Canada and will travel to Yarmouth Art Gallery Aug 2- Sept.28, 2018,  Inverness Centre for Arts Oct 5- Oct 30, 2018 and Saint John Art Centre Jan 11-March 9, 2019.

Transitions I- 8 inches by 10 inches

Transitions II – 34 by 21 1/2 inches