Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Her voice is loud and clear in her writing...there was no ghost writing going on here. So, of course, you smile a lot. I think her book is useful for art quilters at any stage in their development. Certainly those new to our medium would be wise to buy it, and, interestingly, those of us more seasoned art quilters will find it very handy guide to get out of those doldrums that beset us from time to time.
The piece above I've titled "Cats Can Always Tell"(13"x16"). I put it together this afternoon, quite literally from the bin of scraps next to my machine. I always create a narrative about whatever piece I'm working on and this one started out titled weeds....then it morphed to allergies...and finally, with the addition of the Laura Burch designed cat fabric, it became Cats Can Always Tell....because I'm allergic to them and they always CAN tell. They love me.
I purchased my copy directly from Rayna's blog and left my review on Amazon. You might consider doing the same.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Guilford Art Center where I will be during the Shoreline Arts Trail Open Studio Weekend.
Instead, I made this little baby quilt which I have titled Red Fish/Blue Fish.
I uncovered an assortment of Malka Dubrawsky's fabric. I think the 5" squares were a birthday packet that I'd stashed away. I paired them with all that remained of a piece of fabric designed by Jean Ray Laury that I scored from ebay (I think) years ago. Jean Ray Laury was "modern" before "modern" was modern, which made me think it would make a good combination.
You might want to check out Laury's website if you are unfamiliar with her. Her work would ALWAYS bring a smile to your face. My buddy Yvette and I were lucky enough to catch one of Jean Ray Laury's last lectures before she retired...just plain dumb luck on our part...and now we are so thankful. She died this past March just before her 83rd birthday. She was a real pioneer in fiber art.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective
The Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective is a group of Connecticut based artists dedicated to promoting Fiber and Mixed Media Arts within their communities. The group formed in 2011 to provide support for individual growth and to challenge each other to push the creative boundaries. The group meets monthly to discuss a cross-fertilization of knowledge, techniques, ideas, and dreams. The goal is to hold exhibits at venues throughout the year to expose Fiber and Mixed Media Arts to the public.