Art Quilts 2017
Find inspiration from an image. It could be an object, a picture or photo, a landscape, a still life, animals / birds, nature. In fact anything you are inspired to make art about.
Four art quilts or arty items of use.
Select your image and think of four ways the image could be portrayed differently. Here are some we talked about-
- Style – naïve, abstract, lifelike, mixed media, improve, collage etc.
- Seasonal – summer, winter, autumn, spring
- Fashion – art deco, vintage, retro, 80’s, mod
Show and Tell
Our last show and tell and what a journey we have been on. Our newer members have done so well and bravely tried all sorts of techniques. We just love the freedom our working model gives each and every one. This lets us create some meaningful work in the way we wish and thus grow as artists.Watch this space for a new adventure next year. Here are some of our latest pieces. Thank you all for looking.
Wilga’s last tea pots are on a table setting. Beautifully made as ever.
This was our favourite of Helen’s leaves. Lovely rich colours.
Nancy has joined her four vases into a terrific wall hanging. Love all the beautifully shaped urns and different techniques for the flowers.
Penne’s last peacock is embroidered beautifully.
Another idea for ‘four things four ways’ is this folder by Penne featuring trees. So much imagination here!!
Elizabeth has featured Wiltshire in the last of her “Landscapes of the Ancestors”. She has used collage, free motion stitching and paint in her four works this year.
Lorraine has shown us another lovely work featuring pansies. Great quilting Lorraine.
We had a lovely talk today with everyone speaking confidently about their themes and techniques and aims. We are all moving along with our ‘Four Ways for One Thing”. See our latest art quilts below.
Lorraine’s pansies are now in a pieced basket!
This peacock of Penne’s is done with beads and sequins. She is called Gloria.
Wilga has made a ‘Tea Set” album cover.
Elizabeth has moved her “Landscapes of the Ancesters” to Suffolk.
Helen’s latest leaf is a beauty!!
Nancy has a purple vase this time with felt embroidery.
Liz has a photo of her grandmother surrounded by Hydrangers.
A pink snail this time from Colleen. It was done with machine trapunto.
With bad weather we only had four art quilts but we did participate in an enjoyable discussion never the less.
This triptypch is by Wilga and is a salute to her grandmother’s silver tea set. Made in lovely vintage fabrics and lacy embellishments it is beautifully crafted and includes a story for generations to come.
Penne’s lovely cream peacock has been crafted with doileys, tea dyed lace and trims.
Mary dreamed of owing a pink tea set when she was little and now she has created one. Using a challenge fabric and some inovative piecing she has made her dream come true.
Elizabeth has stitched up her second landscape of her ancestors. This one is County Clare in Ireland and features an ancient tomb, a red kite and an Irish stamp.
Today we displayed our first art quilts for the year and they were most interesting. Participants have found their inspiration and the techniques used were many and varied. The discussion was very supportive as our aim is to be happily creative while exploring and improving our skills.
Colleen’s appliqued snail. What a beauty!!
Elizabeth’s thread painted landscape of the Isle of Skye with Golden Eagle.
Helen’s Beach with special fabrics and fussy cut rocks. WOW!!
Lorraine’s Pansy Garden with 3D tree and flowers. Great work!!
Nancy’s Urn of Flowers. We just loved her fishtail fern leaves.
Liz’s Bag is made of bits and bobs from her stash. Truly recycled and lovely!
Mary’s Turkish Delight. This was a UFO and now it is done and just lovely!!! She used Luminex over quilting.
Wilga’s Shadow Applique Tea Time cushion. This is very pretty!!
Penne’s Peacock – truly beautiful in embroidery and beads and sequins.
We have booked the Member’s Gallery at Ferry Park for an Art Quilt Show in August. Some older pieces and some new.
Happy art quilting
Elizabeth explaining an art quilt process.
Art Quilters admiring Mary’s quilts.