Tuesday, March 22, 2016

My Art Quilts at the Daniel Boone Regional Library Quilt Exhibit-Art Quilts

I’m so excited! This weekend I received notification that three of my quilts have been selected to be in the Daniel Boone Regional Library 2016 Quilt Exhibit-Art Quilts.  The show will open April 2nd and run through the 16th at the Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, Missouri.

The quilts that were selected are: My Fantasy Garden Blue Pansies, and Peacock Passion.
 Check out this fun video about my entries!

My Fantasy Garden was created to showcase my nature inspired quilting motifs that I teach online and at other venues.  It is a whole cloth quilt that is machine quilted using my home machine.  After the quilting was complete, I went back using a variety of textile and acrylic paints to enhance the quilting.  I love to thread sketch with my sewing machine.  This piece has become one of my favorites because of the colors and the designs used.

Photography is an important element in my work. In this case it became the piece. I used Adobe Photoshop to create a water color effect of my original blue pansies photograph. Next I printed the image onto fabric. The quilt top was pieced together by machine. Next came the fun part, using my home sewing machine I quilted the piece using a variety of threads. It was like coloring in a color book, only with different mediums. I really enjoy photo transfer as it lets me be creative in what I love to do the most, machine quilting.

My Peacock Passion piece was for a local sewing store’s challenge to use 3 things found in a hardware store in your project. I began by sketching a peacock and then painted the peacock on silk. Then using fabric folding techniques I created water lilies to enhance the border fabric. I machine embroidered the thread peacock feathers and used beads, ribbons, trims, and a peacock feather to further embellish the project. It is machine pieced, and machine quilted on the home machine. The three items from the hardware store are: washers, gold spray paint, and permanent markers. All were use to create Chinese coins to embellish the piece.

This exhibit features art quilts created by area artists, and on April 16th they will have a tour of the exhibit guided by some of the quilt artist.  This will start in the lobby at 2:15 pm. After the tour, there will be refreshments outside the Friend’s Room preceding a presentation about the Big Muddy riverscape quilt. . The quilt show is curated by Mindy Smith, quilt artist and CEO of the Boonslick Trail Quilters’ Guild and funded by the Daniel Boone Regional Library Foundation.

So if you are in the area stop in and check out my pieces!-Honored to be included, Linda

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