In this post, I thought that I would show you a couple of my friends' pieces as well as my own. There weren't as many pieces on display this year but the quality and variety was wonderful. It was also nice that the art work was less crowded.
|Gaia, Mother Earth|
|My two destination art pieces looked good together.|
|Reason & Passion really looked great against the black background.|
Here are two pieces by my friend and past-colleague, Kathy Lajeunesse. She has been working with felting and is doing some great work. I love her piece "Just before the storm". Doesn't that sky look like a storm is brewing? The embroidered flowers in the foreground are really effective.
|"Just before the storm" by Kathy Lajeunesse|
Her other piece was "Connected Trees" which was inspired by the book "The Hidden Life of Trees" by Peter Wohlleben.
|"Connected Trees" by Kathy Lajeunesse|
|"Fifty two" by MaryAnne Toonders|
|Close up of "Fifty two" by MaryAnne Toonders|
I'm not very consistent with making labels for my quilts, but I usually get around to it, either before I give it away, or before a show.
I love trying out new ways of making interesting labels. My go-to are 4" foundation pieced blocks from Quilting on the Square (see Related links). This is what I used for the Gaia, Mother Earth piece.
|Foundation paper pieced label for Gaia, Mother Earth|
For the Islas Canarias piece, I found some of the original backing fabric which just happens to have lines to keep my writing straight.
|Label for Islas Canarias art quilt|
|Photo transfer image of the original quilt by Joyce Wieland|
|Road sign for the show|
What I learned
- I really enjoyed participating in the Fibre Fling show.
- Next year I'm going to have to volunteer early to help set up the show. It just wasn't the same this year since I wasn't able to help set up.
- It looks like we may have another show coming up. They will be discussing this at next week's meeting. Looking forward to that. It's so rewarding to actually have pieces in a live show. Let's face it, pictures, no matter how good, never quite do a fibre piece justice.
- I'm always inspired by looking at fibre art by other artists.
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