Although I love to quilt everything, sometimes people say they’re afraid to cut up hand dyed fabric. Although I’m a strong advocate for using your beautiful fabrics, and trust me your fabrics would rather be in a quilt than in your closet (they tell me this during my one on one dyeing time with them). There are other options.
Here are two hand dyed fabrics from my landscape line simply wrapped around a stretcher. Just one of the many alternative options! These will be available at the Powder Hollow Brewery event this Sunday.
What does a brewery have to do with fiber art you may ask? Well in this case, it’s the venue for my next Fiber Art Exhibit.
Fiber Art Exhibit
Sunday, July 10, 2016
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Powder Hollow Brewery
504 Hazard Avenue (Rte 190)
Powder Hollow Brewery http://www.powderhollowbrewery.com/ has graciously given me a spot to display and sell my art. This is a great pub where Powder Hollow Brewery offers Beer Flights (a sampling of their assorted brews) or a glass of your favorite. I’ll be displaying some newer pieces and some pieces that have elected to live at my house for a while. My art is primarily 100% made of textile and thread however I do have a few pieces that incorporate recycled materials, metals and other unusual items to combine with textile.
I hope you can stop in and say Hi, and sample the brews!!
My apologies for not posting, between the holidays and preparing to vend a Road to California with hand dyed fabric, hand painted cheese cloth and other items it’s been an all-out race to the finish line. My flight is fast approaching so I hope to ship some of the products on Monday and bring the rest in my suitcase and carry on, at least my carry on will be lighter on the way home LOL.
Here are my holiday puppies, they loved their stockings Christmas morning!!
And here is what I’ve really been up to – a couple new hand dyed designs, the ones below are a Mandala design.
I’m off to rinse and wash the sky fabric tonight along with rinsing one of my “Kitchen Sink” fabrics made from the left over dyes (I throw everything in but the kitchen sink), I love it when it’s all about serendipity and there’s no stress!!
About a week ago, Heritage Quilters were nice enough to invite me to present my lecture, Never Truly Traditional. This lecture highlights my personal art quilting journey and includes suggestions for different ways to step outside the box, from slightly stepping over the line to stepping out on another planet.
What a pleasure to speak with such an interested and friendly group. I’d say they were a captured audience since I was blocking the door, but they were terrific, laughing at my jokes and asking great questions during and after the program. I love questions, it gives me a sense of connection, that not only are people listening but that something clicked for them, and hopefully what I’m saying has inspired them to try a new technique.
This is one of the quilts from the lecture, it’s my dog Pete printed on a dryer sheet. I made it during the October snow storm so it has lots of hand work (we were out of power for 13 days) embellished with both hand-made and commercial beads and some basic embroidery stitches. This is just one way I’ve recycled laundry products into my art quilts – LOL. J
I also got a sneak peek at the beautiful raffle quilt for Annual Gathering coming up in October, can’t wait for the event!