Now back to the above announcement. It sure would have been nice to show it to you before the opening, but as I said my blog was not operational. I was so pleased that they chose a detail of my quilt to put on the announcement. That's mine, the second from the left.
The opening was very nice with pretty good attendance. If you look at the list of artists, you will see that I was in good company. There was a nice diversity in the show, as it was not all art quilts, but also fiber sculpture, knitting, weaving, felting, and other installations. I don't want to show you the whole show in case you live close enough to visit, but just a few to whet your appetite.
|Susan Lenz. These real spools of thread were over-embroideredwith photos on each cap.|
|Jeanne Flannigan was at the opening and she told me about her piece, which was woven out of heavy watercolor paper that she has dyed with fabric dye, sliced into strips and did what she call "mad weaving" It was fascinating.|
|Desert Grasses by Betty Hazlett|
|Jamie Horikowa used Japanese linen samples for her piece, enhanced with hand sewing.|
|This candy looked good enough to eat, but they were each intricately beaded pieces by Victoria Swann. No calories!|
|Who knew that black fabric with white scrim and grey appliqué could be so exciting? Janice Stevens did and I loved this piece. The intense quilting added to the drama.|
|Natalya Atkins' piece is exemplary of her latest style where she uses plastic bags for her backgrounds, which she then paints and stitches by hand. This was the largest wall hanging there.|
|Cecelia Leiseroff, They Came From Outer Space.|