I am sorry I did not get pictures. I made 3 table runners yesterday, and gave them away last night. That brings my count to 240. You’ll just have to trust me.
If you saw me at Art Walk, demonstrating free motion quilting, this is the finished product. Click on it, and see the details. 237
This quilt is done from a monoprint. I first painted on a piece of fabric, and when I lifted the piece, an image was on the table. So, I put a clean fabric on it, and smoothed it down. The result was a less clear image of the one I painted. Cool, huh?
This was my booth at Art Walk, at The Stone Arch event center. The space is lovely. There are beautiful stained glass windows all around, all works of art. The lighting was good, the the room spacious. It was a great show.
And I got paid for a purchase, in Art Bucks. They are currency issued by Arts Alliance, which can be used to buy art from members. Then it will be redeemed for cash. The Art Bucks are very pretty money. And I felt special to get the first ones our group had seen.
The table was where I sat sewing on my machine, doing demos for visitors.
This is a table, designed by Margie Bovee, our illustrious leader. The 212 numbers are about 36″ high, and hold a table top. The house behind it, is 3 banners printed on vinyl, that looks so real I did a double take. It was like looking out the window, and seeing the real house.
These are 2 of 4 pieces I made in California. First, I did a drawing and made a freezer paper stencil of it. Then I painted on bleach discharge paste. After waiting for it to lighten, I washed it, and rinsed with a bleach stop product. Then, after drying, I painted my image with watercolor paints. I highlighted them with oil paint sticks, and crayons. Then I heat set it all, and layered and quilted them. Carolyn Villars, a very talented artist was the leader for this project.
I learned it’s important to test for bleachability first. ( I didn’t, mine wasn’t good at releasing color. That’s a good quality for a quilt fabric.) Number 228, 229.