New Year...New Ideas
With Symposium next year I've got a few ideas for those fabulous exhibition themes. http://quiltsymposium.co.nz/
I'm thinking of these themes the most:
- inspired fibres,
- yesterday, today tomorrow
- games up
- no place like home
- hot off the press
and my 4 year old is working on one for the under 12 quilt section- having found my quilt scraps, she's busy cutting shapes out of those.
talking of inspirational......
Heard of Annabel Rainbow? Her name just alludes to the fact she is totally creative... above is her piece "on the shelf" she quilts her design, then paints them. Her life series has caused much controversy in quilt circles with some quilt shows not accepting her work or showing it behind a curtain due to nudity. I love her series. I think they say a lot and her techniques are fabulous and I enjoy her stories behind them. She quilts the stories in text on the bodies. I spent a year doing life studies and portraiture so love her work......I see it as a modern take on a commentary on norms, society etc...just as the old masters did with their nude beauties. I've been watching her work for several years.
her blog http://grumpyandmad.blogspot.co.nz/
and her website http://annabelrainbow.co.uk/
check out.... http://www.westwoodacresfabric.com/ or http://www.fatquartershop.com/
and purchased this quilt pattern to absorb all my other flashy bright and low volume prints...I'm in love with hexy or star quilts but just getting into piecing (prefer art quilting) but enjoy doing a mix...this pattern should satisfy my love of both.