Monday, 16 May 2011

National Quilt Museum USA 2012

 I'm thrilled to say that 'Strindberg Shore' will be going into an exhibition highlighting UK contemporary quilts  at the National Quilt Museum, Paducah, USA next year! Appropriate as it was made for QGBI  'In the Spotlight' exhibition on behalf of Region 1 (London) at Festival of Quilts 2007.
 A turning point in many ways (it was made during the time I was moving house!) it was  my first large scale foray into painting with acrylics on quilted fabric. Working with African fabrics brought the challenge of how to mark for stitching (I used  more than one spool of 1/8 inch masking tape ) and then after months of stitching the sharp intake of breath knowing there was no going back once I applied the first brush stroke....
 You might find it difficult to believe that these  fabrics lie underneath the paint ( sample above and below,  before and after) but they make all the difference to the texture and vibrancy.

6 comments:

sandra wyman said...

Congratulations! Brilliant news and well deserved!

Alex said...

Well done - I love the texture on that. http://underatopazsky.wordpress.com/

alsokaizen said...

Oh this is beautiful, well done!
I admire the courage it takes to take that deep breath and get on to painting.

Terry Jarrard-Dimond said...

The hand stitching is delicious and the paint over the stitching is really nice. Congratulations!

Linda said...

You deserve this recognition for your work - well done!

Susan Briscoe said...

Great news - congratulations on being selected!