Art Quilts 2018

Today, November 27th, we had our last Art Quilt show and tell. We also discussed next year’s direction being four themed quilts with ‘Seasons’ being a popular choice but not compulsory.

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Helen has another leafy collage with applique and Angelina fibres and an interesting layout. Well done Helen.

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Penne’s Cloche Hats all in a row. These are very beautiful Penne.

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Elizabeth has done a double sided fabric scrapbooking of her son’s wedding. Photos on silk for a romantic look.

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The other side. Used old lace pieces and romantic embellishments.

Here are the very creative results from our ‘Tea Bag’ Challenge.

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Elizabeth Mary and Helen get busy with tea bags.

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A ‘Tea Tree, a bag and a nine patch.

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Some flowers , a bird book and a folder.

How creative is that! Well done everyone.

Art Quilts or Useful Objects Artfully

Background:

Choose a background fabric to use in your four art quilts.

*Linen   * Vintage Linen  * Organza  * Handkerchiefs  * A Colour  * Batiks  * Felt  * Hand dyed  *Hand printed  *Other

Theme/s:      Either

  1. Develop one theme over your four art quilts. (A series)

Or

  1. Use diverse themes to stretch your creativity.( Stand alone)

Technique/s:           Either

  1. Choose one technique to develop over your four art quilts.

Or

  1. Try four different techniques to build skill.

Remember to use techniques appropriate to your theme/s

Size:

Any size that suits your theme/s. Keep manageable.

Originality:

  1. First sort out your passion. Think about what would be important for you to express.
  2. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes during the creative process, these are the things that push your work forward into a more original zone.

Parameters:  Things you might like to consider.

  1. Try to use your stash as much as possible.
  2. Try to use the tools and materials that you already have in your kit.
  3. “Mottainai” (Japanese) It indicates the attitude of respect and reverence for things including the concept of reduce, reuse, recycle and repair.
  4. Think about how you will display your artwork.

Dates:      March 20thMay 15th,  September 18th, November 20th.

“Inspiration will come but you have to be working.”

May 15th

Today we had another cloche hat from Penne, a bag from Wilga, some fabric scrapbooking from Elizabeth and a landscape from Liz.

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Penne’s cloche hat in black velvet with suffolk puff flowers – just in time for the royal wedding!!

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Wilga’s quilt bag made from scraps left over from her lovely doyley quilt.

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Elizabeth’s fabric scrapbooking using rusted hankies and vintage lace.

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Some more fabric scrapbooking with old fashioned photos by Elizabeth

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Liz’s beautiful seascape which is framed and ready to be sent as a gift. Sorry about the flash light on the glass.

March 20th

Today we had three nice art quilts and a great discussion. Some of us are still getting organised.

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This cloche hat is by Penne and features black velvet and a vintage flower.

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Elizabeth has started a concertina book with four pages including the cover and this vintage lady.

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These are the inside pages and all will have a background of rusted vintage hankies.

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This is the front of Wilga’s beautiful bag featuring a crochet crinoline lady from a garage sale.

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And this is the back of Wilga’s bag made from recycled linen napkins.

 

 

                                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

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