"Black & White & Red all Over"
16 1/4" x 28"
Part of the challenge for me was a personal challenge to use the magic product that makes the bumps on the black & white check.
14" x 11"
I wanted to show the stark whites of winter. The tree was made several years ago in Suzanne Schmidt's studio.
24" x 29"
To start this challenge, a digitized portrait was done thanks to Beth Donley, a member of Needle Nellies, who provided me with the plans from a computer program which involved placing 3/4" squares together like a puzzle determined by numbers for the fabrics.
23" x 28 1/2"
I read an article in the Oct-Nov Quilting Arts magazine, "Working With an Artist Coach" by Jane Davila. Here within Mountain Art Quilters we have 50 artist coaches who have shown to me that they are willing to share their knowledge, or teach a class, and cheer me on. I want to thank specially Jan Reed for being my coach on this challenge. I wish she would teach a class.
|Challenge Title: Unconventional Materials|
"Contrary Mary's Garden"
24" x 17"
Materials used: handwoven rayon/linen, rice paper, pet screen, scribble scarf, cut up handmade tube beads.
24 1/2" x 25"
Raw edge applique, machine quilting and embellishing-heat set crystals. (Nan passes Leaves #1 to Lorna Straka who now creates Whisper #4. Lorna returns Leaves #1 to Nan Curry).
Inspiration for quilt/Georgia O'Keefe and Nan Curry.
The participants of the Whisper Challenge viewed all four pieces for the first time on the Challenge Reveal date.
"Dance of the Black Swan"
I was inspired by the dance performed by Miss California. When I saw how she turned her body, I grabbed a pencil and sketched her body movements. She was dancing the Black Swan.
Used upholstery fabric, shinny fabric, real Chinese coins and chiffon. It was hard to translate the piece before me. Tried several backgrounds after I had the birds.
|A room full of enthusiastic artists and guests.|
|Marylee Drake's show and tell piece.|
"Gearing-up for the Future"