Our fiber group is so excited!! One of our talented members, Chris, is vending at the Needle Art Conference on Mackinac Island May 1-6. She is also curating an exhibit of our fiber art!! There are 41 quilts from five of us (Chris, Carol, LoisAnn, Mary and myself), as well as art items for display and sale!
The picture below are signs and a matching cover for the gallery catalog that Chris made! Aren't they beautiful!!! Chris is a master free motion quilter and does beautiful work!!!
Let's face it...whenever you tell someone you "quilt", they automatically think of those wonderful, old patchwork quilts on grandma's bed or even on their own beds! Art quilts are not for beds! They're for on the wall (or, as you can see above, to cover a book!)...they really are works of art.
We don't use a patterns, most times we dye and/or paint our own fabrics, use different fibers or medium to sew on our quilts and finish by machine or hand work. I think we 'art quilters' have all been influenced by traditional quilting. Thank goodness that "art" form was our springboard which taught us the fundamentals for design work and workmanship! Those 1/4" seams must be accurate, right! And thus, our art quilt 'life' began!
So, I thank Chris for allowing us the opportunity to share our work with others and introduce them to our fiber art world! Thank, Chris!!