|"Gwen, Velda, and Me"
Norma's quilt is the fourth in her series of 'extreme simplicity quilts' inspired by Gwen Marston's book, Minimal Quiltmaking. She used a technique for creating texture in a quilt that she learned in a class taught by Velda Newman, hence the quilt title.
I've Never Done This Before
Carolyn took a painting she had done, had it copied and printed on fabric, then added appliqué shapes suggested to her by the painting. She used cotton fabrics, batting and thread and hand-quilted the finished piece.
The inspiration for this quilt was Linda Waddle's rust and flour demonstration and rusty garden stakes. Pat arranged the stakes in a circular pattern on white PFD fabric which she covered with vinegar and let sit. Once she had achieved the rusty effect she was looking for, Pat made a flour and water paste and covered the fabric, making designs in the paste with a credit card. When the paste dried, she crackled it and then painted over it with ink. In creating this quilt, Pat used cotton fabrics and batting, mono filament thread, india ink, rusted garden stakes, flour and vinegar.
Joan used hand-dyed and Setacolor painted fabrics for this quilt. The perle cotton design was hand-stitched following a technique Joan shared with us back in August.
|"Feathered and Furred, Friends Forever"
The source of Kathryn's inspiration is Tanja Brandt's stunning photography of her Belgian Mallinois, Ingo, and Poldi, her rescued owl. In Kathryn's words, "In this world where so much seems to divide us, let's be inspired by the affection of these two spirits, animals of two different species, whose friendship defies all the rules." Kathryn hand-painted Aida cloth to recreate a fall aspen forest. Distant trees were machine embroidered using a new technique from Alison Holt. The large foreground aspens were created by covering lengths of white Aida cloth with strips of cheesecloth soaked in dissolved Solvy, then wrinkled to resemble tree bark when dry. These trees were machine and hand-embroidered to create 'eyes,' then painted for shade. Painted satin ribbon was embroidered (another new technique) for fall leaves and the columbine in the foreground. Ingo and Poldi were hand-embroidered in sections, then reassembled for a 3D effect.
|"Universal Greeting Card"
In Maria's words, "I'm not a funny person. When others tell jokes, I'm usually the one who doesn't get it. So when the Visions Art Museum (VAM) in San Diego posted an online challenge, "That's Funny," it was a real big challenge for me: to create something intentionally funny." Maria used whole cloth painting, machine and hand quilting and embroidery to create this card for all occasions. Her Easter bunny in a Santa suit brings flowers, a birthday cake, a bottle of wine, gifts, good luck symbols and hearts.
Kari was inspired by the work of Lisa Walton from Sydney, Australia, to create this colorful quilt. Kari used acrylic paints on wet silk organza which she then dried and cut into 4.5 inch squares. Those squares were folded and tucked into 3.5 inch squares and pressed to hold the pleats. She used her Babyloc Sashiko machine to quilt over a flannel batting.
Wild and Free
|"Under the Northern Lights"
Linda was inspired both by a YouTube video of whales playing under the northern lights and by the gorgeous felted landscapes of artists such as Moy MacKay and Susan Mulcock. She created this quilt using merino wool roving felted with Angelina fibers, then appliquéd fabric
mountains and added hand embroidery to finish the image. This piece incorporated ArtFelt paper and was her first attempt at felting.
Jo's design for this wild rooster is her own and she created the quilt with "normal stuff."
|"Summer of Love"
Mary created this quilt in remembrance of the Summer of Love. She used commercial fabrics, "To Dye For," and quilted it with a wool batting.
Show and Tell
New Member Showcase
|These two pieces by Sue were done using a discharge technique with beads and stitching for added interest.
|This last quilt by Sue, made mostly from a pattern, showcases her effective use of color, her quilting and beadwork.