Monday, September 7, 2009

Three new pieces

Here are three new pieces I’ve completed in the past six weeks. All are little (smaller than one foot square), because I had to create them as projects for the two Quilting Arts TV segments and the Workshop DVD I filmed last week. That meant that I had to do each one partially several times, to create the “step-outs” to demonstrate how I worked.

Here’s the first, “Sunflower,” which is based on a photo I took in my mom’s garden. This sample is for my Quilting Arts Workshop DVD on free-motion machine quilting and thread-sketching. This piece has fused pieces that are thread-sketched; there is nothing but thread and fabric here. No paint! The Workshop DVD should be available this fall through Quilting Arts/Interweave.

This is “Bodie Island Lighthouse.” It is based on a photo I took during my daughter’s field trip to North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The pieces are fused to the background and then thread-sketched before the piece is quilted. That’s Angelina for the clouds. I think this project will be on the first episode, 501.

This is “Coleus,” a wholecloth painted quilt. It started as a piece of plain white Kona Cotton, and I painted it with Stewart Gill paint, then added some detail with thread, and quilted it. This piece is based on a close-up photo of a coleus leaf I took at the North Carolina Botanical Garden in Asheville. I think this project will air in episode 513:

Quilts featured in Mooresville Artist Guild exhibition

My local quilt guild, Lake Norman Quilters, has work exhibited at the Mooresville Artist Guild this month. Our group started about ten years ago with only 5 members; today we have more than 50 traditional quilters and art quilters. My quilt “Lepidoptera” is part of the exhibit. It is really great to see an artists’ group accepting fiber artists and quilters.

The opening reception will be held Sept. 11 from 6-8 p.m. during the Mooresville Art Walk. The guild building is the Southern Railway Depot at the intersection of Main and Center in historic downtown Mooresville.

Mooresville Artists Guild
103 W. Center Avenue
Mooresville NC 28115
Open Tuesday – Saturday 10 to 4 and Sunday 1-4