I was excited and very pleased to recently learn that my piece Bank Machine Blues was chosen by Martha Sielman to include in her book on fibre artists who are inspired by birds. Martha is the Executive Director of Studio Art Quilts Associates ( SAQA).
- 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.
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.
This is a slide/trunk presentation of my journey as a fibre artist for the Oxford Quilt Guild in Ingersoll Ontario. It will include photos of my inspirations, my progression and my methods.
Learn the basics of free motion embroidery to create landscapes. Complete a sampler as you learn to make grasses, leaves, flowers, weeds, trees, etc. You can spend the entire day perfecting your skills or start a simple landscape. Comprehensive notes are provided.