|Karel Hendee "Working Hands"
"I quilted some with first layer of batting then quilted more with a second layer of batting to create a more uniform look. Hand-painted silk, cotton fabric, cotton batting and decorative threads were used."
|Jo Hathcock "Springs First"
12" x 12"
"I used an old original tulip painting to make a printed fabric design. Loved the way it turned out. Scraps, fusing, colored pencils, painted fusing, original photography print were used."
|Claudia Martinez-Sinsel "El Bombin"
37.5" x 33.5"
"I have always been fascinated by the hats worn by the indigenous women of Peru and Bolivia in the Andes mountains. The "bombin", as it is called in Spanish, is fashioned after the bowler hats worn by the English railroad workers in the 1920's. It is worn by women and passed down from mother to daughter as a family heirloom. Before I started quilting, I painted portraits and wanted to transfer this to quilting. This is my first face in acrylics. The face was done with a mix of liquid & heavy body acrylic paints on PDF cotton and the sky & background were done with a "wash" technique, also on PDF. I used a dry brush technique with black & white heavy body acrylics for the hat. The mountains, hat, hair, shawl, agave plant and water are rough edge applique stitched down with Wonder invisible thread and quilted with polyester and cotton quilting threads."