Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Fertility Goddess

The Fertility Goddess finished!!! This is a double sided quilt that is machine pieced, appliqued and quilted. It is embellished with Tsukineko inks, acrylic and Lumiere paint, heavy metallic threads, beads and Swarovski crystals. She was an absolute joy to make!
Over Easter weekend, I found I could not close my plastic container full of scraps. It was too full so I decided to liberate some fabric from it and came up with my rendition of the fertility goddess. This piece is heavily quilted and I am currently in the process of inking and painting the back of the quilt. My plan is to further embellish front and back with thick metallic blue/green/purple threads and beads. I would like for people to be able to see the goddess on both sides of the quilt. I think it's a neat concept.

Dyeing Days

I love painting on fabric and have decided to try dyeing some pieces. I have used procion dyes and experimented with dyeing in plastic bags as well as low immersion techniques in flat pans. I also tried dyeing with shaving cream to get a marbeling affect. And while I was at it, I just had to try dyeing some tyvek, scrim and cheescloth. Here are some of my results.

Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta

I finally decided to enter some of my work into shows to get some feedback. I just had three of my pieces juried into the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta. While it is not my first exhibition, it is the first time I have had my work juried into a show. I am so excited. Arthur's Quest was accepted into Pieced Innovative category. Scarlet Apasionado was accepted into Small Art Quilt category and Face of Serenity was accepted into Pictorial Art category. The show runs from May 24-26 2007