June 2017 Newsletter
“Design Your Own Nature Quilt”
Starts Online June 30th
This class will help take the fear out of design. Using your own nature photo, you’ll learn how to interpret it in fabric.
Note: No artistic skills are needed, but artistic courage is required.
Part One $35, 3 lessons
New Work: Fragrant Climb
I recently completed a group challenge with my small art quilt group, the Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists. We started with the photo shown below left, as our point of inspiration. Because the photo was taken in the Provence region of France, we named our challenge “Welcome to Provence.”
Each of the 10 participating artists chose one or more aspects of the photo to use as her springboard for a quilt. I was intrigued by the worn pattern of the steps. But, of course, I didn’t want to depict them in grey, so I chose one of my favorite color combinations as the palette. I added some freestyle flowers to mimic the placement of those in the photo and named it Fragrant Climb.
We hope to display these challenge quilts at some area quilt shows.
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Lots of Exhibits
I’ve got quilts in three Florida exhibits during the month of June. Dancing Toward the Sun, (at left) will be on display in Dunedin at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center. It’s part of the SAQA “Growth!” exhibit.(It certainly fits the theme!) I’m especially excited about this exhibit, since I know the opening reception will be lots of fun. AND three other art quilt exhibits will simultaneously be on display!
I hope I get to meet you at one of these events!
Double Reverse Applique EBook
Check out the killer project included in this book! This raw edged appliqué technique is extremely easy and accurate AND very popular with my students. This eBook includes a section on creating your own patterns.
Adventures in Color EBook
This eBook is jam packed with information: 64 content pages, plus another 22 workbook pages. At only $9.95, it’s a great bargain and an excellent resource.
What to do with artificial flowers that have faded? I decided to paint mine. Read about this and more on my blog.
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