Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Git Quiltin'

Why do we leave things to the last minute? Goal is to get this auction piece quilted, mailedt o QSDS, then take care of all the rest soon-to-be last minutes.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Changed My Mind

I looked again at the pile of fabrics from teaching at Pro Chem, and although they were demo yards, there was a lot of new marks and looser feel to the prints. So, this one caught my eye. I've sliced it just a bit. Now off to quilt. Hope to be finished in time to add an auction quilt to QSDS.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

It Starts With Ironing

The pile of printed fabric from last wee's Pro Chem class was finally through a last wash, and now  as the iron makes its way across, my thoughts start to form how I'll use the fabric. I've got a piece due for the QSDS auction, if I can get it made up in time.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Explain Yourself

The Finger Lakes Fiber Artists met today and Julia Graziano shared how she came to design this quilt. About a dozen members met, each one working so differently from another, but all excited about fiber work.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Glue Gun Heaven

Fuller Craft Museum's exhibition of works made with -- you guessed it -- q-tips. The artist Ellen Schiffman gave herself a challenge to make a work each week, and many of the weeks she choose to use q-tips  as the media. The texture, form, and shapes were ever changing. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

One Hat Making History

On exhibit at the Fuller Craft Museum is a prototype Pussyhat knit by Stephanie Kamerman. The case also shows an aerial shot of Washington D.C. with the crowd sporting this type of hat. The Pussyhat is a perfect symbol for the resistance to the current political will. And now in a collection, documented.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Quilt, Drape, Cover, Cash

A trip yesterday to a room in Paul Revere's house (yes, that Paul Revere) has a quilt, canopy, wing chair cover, and seat cover all in the same floral fabric. Decorating with one fabric was the way to show off . Ok, maybe this is a reproduction, but it was Paul's house.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Musical Quilted Line

The end of a site-seeing day in Boston was a concert of synthesized music, along with a light show. The graphics, I'll admit, were great, but all I could think of was quilted patterns. Oh well.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Loving Your Collection

At the Boston's Museum of Fine Arts today,  I took in the Matisse exhibition. The comparison of his works and his collection was the theme, and this Egyptian textile was part of the show. Think of his later cut paper works, and you will see the connection.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Permanently Collected

Honor is to be part of a collection, and Michael James' work  Interference Effect: (Betrayed) Lover's Knot #1 is in the collection of the Fuller Craft Museum. I've been intrigued with his work for years. This piece from 2004 uses digitally printed fabric.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Bull's Eyes

At the Fuller Craft Museum today Kathy Mishima's Life Orbits (detail above) caught my attention for not only the shape and color, but for the extreme quilting threading she put down. If you get the chance to see the exhibition "Circular Abstractions: Bull's Eye Quilts," do.