We had a great Zoom meeting yesterday.
Some of our members shared some of the quilts they have been working on:
Tribute to a Beloved Daughter
15" x 31"
years ago in the Attica cemetery in Athens, a grieving family laid a beloved
daughter to rest. In the Old World childhood mortality was quite high and that
section of the cemetery was crowded with the graves of children. We don’t know
their names, but her family had means enough to commission this stele for her,
but could not keep her alive. When I saw this carving it reminded me that even in
this time of technological advancement, disease is still no respecter of
persons. While some of us are more vulnerable to Covid, it has killed all
races, ages, rich and poor.
the museum photo, I enlarged it to its actual size and transferred it to cotton
sateen, then painted her in several layers to achieve a three-dimensional look.
After painting, I trapunto quilted the girl and her birds, then added a second
batting and back, and micro-quilted the background adding two doves and a
Grecian motif behind her legs.
product review: Arteza 36 Gray scale
36 markers are both fine point and broad point permanent ink markers in several
values of the most common grays- black, blue, sepia, and others. They are
blendable and great for shading in small areas.
Peace in Our Hand
39" x 39"
Inspired by Jake Van Yahres’s
design, and used with his permission, this art quilt speaks to the prejudices
that have long colored our nation.
I chose to leave some of the
fabric strips raw and raveled, reflecting the emotions of this struggle. I
added dozens of verbs - action words - that suggest steps we all can take to
rise above hate. It is in our hands.
Watch our Blog next month for our 3rd Reveal of the year!