Monday, January 30, 2012

Creative Inspirations

The mini group that I've mentioned in previous posts has made some changes for the new year. Our trades will now be every 3 months and each piece will be 12"x12". The current theme is "Writing on the Walls". I decided to make a literal interpretation of the theme.

I stitched white thread on top of hand dyed brownish red fabric to create brick mortar. Then I spattered white and black acrylic paint to distress the "wall". Hand painted and commercial fabric was used for the various sayings that were fused then top stitched.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Norton Simon Museum

My friend, Madeleine, and I went to the Norton Simon Museum today. We enjoyed the Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California exhibit that is going on until April 2nd. It's part of Pacific Standard Time. The artwork above is "Untitled" 1967 by Louise Nevelson.

All of the artwork is so inspiring that it helped me to get over my artist block. Now I'm ready to finish my artwork for my mini group. I'll post a photo of that artwork soon.

Monday, January 16, 2012

ClothPaperScissors Reader's Challenge

ClothPaperScissors latest Reader's Challenge is a mixed media postcard. I finished my postcard this weekend and now it's in the mail. It's a bit odd to mail the postcard without any protective covering. I hope it holds up. It's a test of my sewing skills to see if the postcard makes it to the CPS office intact.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Noble Seasons Exhibit Schedule

Noble Seasons - FALL
Oklahoma Winter Quilt Show
Oklahoma City, OK
January 12 - 14, 2012

Noble Seasons - WINTER
Road to California Quilter’s Conference and Showcase
Ontario Convention Center, Ontario CA
January 19-22, 2012

ALL Noble Seasons
The Quilt Fest of New Jersey VIII
March 1 - 4, 2012
Somerset, New Jersey

ALL Noble Seasons
Denver National Quilt Festival VII
May 3 - 6, 2012
Denver, Colorado

Noble Seasons - WINTER
Western Sew, Quilt & Textile Expo
Reno, NV
June 21 - 23, 2012

ALL Noble Seasons
Pennsylvania National
Quilt Extravaganza XIX
September 13 - 16, 2012
Philadelphia Area, Pennsylvania

Noble Seasons - WINTER
Pacific International
Quilt Festival XXI
October 11 - 14, 2012
Santa Clara, California

Noble Seasons - WINTER
Soft Expressions
Anaheim, CA
November and December 2012

Noble Seasons Update

The invitational exhibit, Noble Seasons, will be traveling around the country with the Winter series. First stop is Road to California on January 19-22 then wrapping up with an exhibit of all 4 seasons. I will repost when the final exhibit location is announced.

The coordinator of the exhibit had ask me if I want to make quilts for Spring and Summer since I joined the group with Autumn. I thought it would be great to have a series of quilts so, I jumped at the chance. Last weekend, I worked on making Spring and Summer while having the NFL playoffs as background noise. Here are all the quilts representing all 4 of the Noble Seasons.

"Those Crazy Blooms" for Spring

"Carefree Days" for Summer

"Autumn Glow" for Fall

"Snow Blind" for Winter