Archive for September 2012

More Silk: Cream and Tan This Time

After creating Summer Fields, I just had to continue working with some of the other luscious silks I had.  This time, I selected a palette of creams and tans. Pretty, right?  Plan A was to cut (burn) the fabrics into squares and to create a mosaic background.  From there, I intended to cut into the squares to […]

Packing a Quilt for Shipping

I’ve written an article about packing quilts for shipping.  You can find it on my website. Do you have tips for packing or shipping quilts?  If so, I’d love to hear them.  All you need to do is leave a comment below. Ellen Lindner

Instant Art Quilt in Orlando: Part Two

More great results from the Orlando Instant Art Quilt class! Joyce did an excellent job with her quilt.  The darker accent squares and the tiny accent pieces move the eye around very well. Kate’s wonderful fabric produced exciting results.  And she enhanced that with her little accent pieces.  She plans to do lots of beading to this.  […]

Instant Art Quilts in Orlando: Part One

In about five hours, the ladies in this class tore up their gorgeous fabrics, rearranged them into beautiful compositions, added exciting accent fabrics, and quilted their quilts.  How’s that for instant? Here’s Sharon hard at work, followed by a photo of her in-progress quilt. Click any image for a larger view She later added a few […]

Designing in Orlando: Part Two

 Here’s round two of photos from my recent “Design Your Own Nature Quilt” class, in Orlando. Cindy brought a great photo showing a stack of rocks in front of a waterfall.  See how she decided to crop it, below. Click on any photo for a larger view She decided to depict the water with some […]

Designing in Orlando: Part One

This past weekend I taught “Design Your Own Nature Quilt,” in Orlando, FL.  The supply list included “artistic courage,” and the students brought it in abundant supply.  We spent all morning learning about design, which then gave them the skills they needed to sketch their own design plans.    Most had never done this before, but they […]

“Crotons” Receives Praise

My quilt Crotons  was very well received at the recent “Florida in Fabric” exhibit.  It even won viewers’ choice!  My prize was several WONDERFUL books, CDs,etc. AND a one year membership to the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts.  Love that! Our local art editor, Pam Harbaugh, did an excellent job of covering the exhibit:  four articles […]

SAQA Auction Starts September 10th

Do you know about the annual fund raising auction held by the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA?)  Oh my!  It’s a wonderful opportunity to purchase a small (12 x 12) quilt. You can see all the beautiful quilts and learn about the auction process here. Ellen Lindner

“Summer Fields” Complete

Summer Fields is the name I’ve given my latest small quilt.  Click any image for a larger view   It was inspired by the farm view from my parents’ driveway.  Perhaps you can pick out the field of “corn”, with golden silks across the top of the plants. I really enjoyed working with burnt silk and […]