January 26, 2009

New Work for Exhibit

Pods III
This small piece is for SAQA's 20Th Anniversary Trunk show, "Meet SAQA's Artists". It will travel for a year and then a portion of the small works will be selected to become a part of an international quilt study at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. For the trunk show, I decided to make another one in my "Pods" series and it is named "Pods III". The piece had to be less than 11" square to fit in an 8" sq. mat. Pods III is 9 1/2" square, so not all of it will be visible in the frame. The work was to be a good representation of my work as an artist. I thought this was a good way to show my favorite part which is machine quilting. I used my hand dyed fabrics and also commercial fabrics (got to keep those quilt shops going).

January 13, 2009

New Quilt for Exhibit

44 Equals Change

44 Equals Change (detail)
Here is one of the quilts I have been working on. I made it Andy Warhol style using Photoshop Elements. It is now at the college and the exhibit details are below. I saw Mr. Obama on TV giving a speech and took a snapshot with my Casio Z77. I turned it into a sketch and added details. Then, I printed it on fabric. Good thing the college is taking professional photos, mine did not turn out too good...the colors are off a bit. Guess I need more practice on taking quilt pics.

The exhibit “President Obama: A Celebration in Art Quilts” will be held at The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
President Obama: A Celebration in Art Quilts
Location: Cafritz Art Center, 150 King St., Silver Spring, MD
Dates: February 9 - March 5, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, February 13th

This show, organized by Susan Walen, comes from an all-volunteer,
grass-roots, multi-ethnic group of fiber artists from all across the
United States and as far away as Australia. Our work is in tribute to our
new President, in gratitude for the hope and inspiration he
has brought us. We present these art quilts at an unforgettable
historic moment in our country's history.