Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Quilt Festival

What a nice surprise! I was surfing around on the Quilt Festival website and discovered a photo of one of my quilts. If you click here and find "The Gathering: Contemporary & Traditional Quilts", the blue/purple quilt on the right is mine! When I sign papers giving permission for my quilt images to be used for Quilt Festival, I am never sure where and when the images will show up! There it is!
Today I dropped off my quilts for the Arts Centre exhibit and couldn't remember which quilts I had promised to loan for this show. So I just picked a couple of my favorites and which ever ones jumped out of the cupboard, will be the ones at the show! Very logical methods that I use, eh?!?! Here is one for sure...
It is an abstract challenge piece called "Almost Van Gogh". I painted the background fabric using Setacolor paints, and then free motion machine stitched by machine and by hand, trying to create movement similar to Van Gogh's painting called Starry Night . Then I hand beaded the swirls and added a dove bead in the centre to represent Van Gogh's brother Theo, who loved and supported him emotionally and financially his whole life.
I better get a move on...I have to get supper on the table and then get ready to attend the Quilt Festival opening ceremonies! Come by tomorrow to read all about it!

5 comments:

  1. this looks great!
    Thanks for your comments on my blog about Sonia's quilt! Sonia is my friend, not my daughter! LOL
    so does that mean she looks really young, or I look really old! LOL, she is 8 years older than me ;)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Neat - both having your quilt show up as advertising on the website & that "starry night" interpretation.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love "almost Van Gogh". His colours always work for me!

    I wish I could come and see the Quilt festival and auction this year but alas, for the third and final time I am subject to family obligations, sheesh, DD wedding last year, DH 50th this year, you'd think they would let me go out and play anyway!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is awesome! I love it! You are very talented, and I am so impressed and would love to come and play in your sewing room with you~

    ReplyDelete