Sunday, May 26, 2013

Quilt Show in Salmon Arm

The Shuswap Quilt Guild is hosting a quilt show on June 7th and 8th to mark their 20th Anniversary. I am honoured that they have asked me to be their featured fibre artist and I will be displaying many of my art quilts, felted fibre art, and silk fusion at the show.  I hope that if you are in the area you will drop by on June 7th or 8th during the show times.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Heartfelt Wishes for Libby

Quilt Canada is in Penticton, BC later this week and have been reflecting on the unfortunate medical issue that Libby Lehman is dealing with at this time. Libby was scheduled to be the keynote speaker and instructor at Quilt Canada but she suffered an aneurism and stroke a couple of weeks ago and is unable to attend.  Those attending the event this year have been invited to bring a quilt block with a heart image (6.5" unfinished) and they will be made into a quilt for Libby.

I decided that I would like to make a block for her and last night I put together this one that has some of the techniques I enjoy so much. I placed my heart on a background that was cut from an unfinished quilt started by a close fibre artist friend. The background is machine and hand pieced and the pale section has been painted and stamped. The heart that I added was made by layering red organza over thread waste and some glittery bits and then stitching it down. A few little lashes peek out from behind the organza so that you can see just what is under there.