Tuesday, 20 January 2015
I am not good at the de-clutter thing - although I greatly benefit from the creative space left after the event. The WMBM is ready to assist with the disposal of excess "stuff" .... and in between the exertion of 5+ bags of "I've only got 30 years left so what was that about?" I've managed to do a little stitching .... thanks to Jenny Bowker's Shimmering Quilt pattern - a great exercise in colour and contrast and the ability to use what I had ... thank you Jenny B.
Monday, 19 January 2015
SAQA's (Studio Art Quilt Associates) definition of a quilt as "a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure." And so, the plaiting of the fabrics creates one type of layer, the joining of the new to the existing creates a series of layers ... recording the source of each different fabric creates layers in my journal - of friendships and memories and of experiences shared and intertwined ...this is a quilt.
SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) who chose a pack of Aliquilts hand printed art fabrics as their reward for recruiting two or more members during the December 2014 quarter. Requests were for "purples and greens", "greens" and a "Tarome sunset pack". If you've been thinking about joining SAQA you can join online and receive a 10% discount on membership if you use the code AGT in the section immediately prior to making your payment. You'll be in terrific art quilt company!
Sunday, 4 January 2015
Postcards are a great way to use up smaller, unfinished pieces or stuff from the "I'll get to that later" but never do pile. I covered a piece of fusible webbing with acrylic paints - in bushfire colours - and bonded this to white acrylic felt. This was then cut into a number of postcard sized shapes - before I experimented with hand and machine stitching. The first card is stitched by hand, including the blanket stitched finish.
Saturday, 3 January 2015
Here's to your creative 2015 and making time to experiment, undertake artistic challenges or just enjoy being where you are. Life is good.