Thursday, 8 August 2013
Floor talks in Newcastle on 17 August
One of my favourite pieces from the "This is a Quilt" Trunk Show C, currently travelling around Australia and New Zealand, is Vivika Hansen DeNegre's piece "Songbird #1 - Robin". Each of her pieces in this series is anchored in a place - with the text/music, flora and fauna all connected to a specific location. The nest has been constructed from a number of special fabrics, including from Vivika's predecessor at Quilting Arts Magazine, Pokey Bolton. There is a collage feel to the background piecing and the calm eye of the robin draws the viewer in for a closer look. While on show at the WA Craft Fair people were overwhelmingly drawn to the bird - patiently watching the egg. Vivika sometimes uses a pebble or similar, also specific to the area from where the quilt has its origins. Sheet music, musical programs - all part of the songbird. I'll be attending the Stitches and Craft Show in Newcastle (NSW) on Saturday 17 August and giving a floor talk on Trunk Show C at 1.00pm. I'd love to share this exquisite art quilt exhibition with you.