Friday, April 16, 2021

The Path to Glad, Orange You

Do you remember the Knock-Knock joke from your youth? 

Knock, knock, whose there? Banana. Then, repeated over and over. Eventually the teller answers Orange. Orange you Glad I didn't say banana. 

The whole time I worked on this piece, that joke popped in. So of course it is the Path to Glad and the subtle reminder of its source--Orange You.

This work involves screen printed and painted canvas, recycled cloth, decomposed screen printing, stenciling, machine stitching and quilting. It makes me glad.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

A Quilt Story

 A number of years ago, I took a class to learn how to hand dye fabric. The followup to that class was another that required our use of that fabric to make an art quilt. To this point in my short quilting history, most of my work was blue. Any shade of blue would do but yes BLUE! 

So I challenged myself to use all colors: the primaries, secondaries and yes even the tertiaries.  So this is the work that I produced. The golden rule. I discovered that I like tertiary colors the best. But I never had much use for this quilt. I wasn't sure what I would ever do with it and so it lived in a pile for a long time. 

One day, I was inspired to make something new with it. I had an idea and so, boldly cut it up. Here it is in it's new life. What a transformation! I named this Dreaming in Hexicolor. It's 18 inches square.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Virtual MIX at Sisters

MIX, the small quilt group of which I belong, usually exhibits at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt show. Because of COVID, the show was canceled for this year. Jean Wells and The Stitching Post, the grand master of the show, have asked groups and quilters to do virtual shows. Here is ours.

Enjoy this work!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Celebrating 50 Years Strong

Do come. You will not be disappointed.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

La La Fa

This piece is heading to the Visions Art Museum for a members exhibit named A Splash of Color. It was a joy to make, reminding me of a celebration with streamers falling.

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Into the Mix

This piece is a multi-layered painted canvas. The stitching defines the shape and the framing. Continuing with the ring motifs, they are enhances with painted and stitched open circles. I love the green and rust coloring and the subtle striping of the background.  Very fun to design and construct.

Into the Mix

Into the Mix - close up

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Topsy Curvy

This piece is a many layered,painted canvas with applique added. The appliqued pieces are drawn from hand dyed fabric The yellow and orange background provides a nice contrast to the center column of wonderfully warm colors. Hand and machine stitch complete the work. And don't you just love the name. So fitting.

As always, comments are both welcome and appreciated

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