This is my corner of the main gallery. The pedestal to the left has my Nuno felted scarf hung onone side and my knitted, felted bag on the other. The far pedestal has one of my pieces on it – my Treasure Box.
This is the Art Cloth I’ve spoken of over the past year. We started one year ago with 40 yards of white fabric and we dyed all the fabric ourselves. The fabric was dyed, overdyed, and then embellished and manipulated in many and sundry ways by each of the members of FAB. Each member made 24 small quiltlets ranging in size from 3″x3″ up to about 12″x12″. Then these 120 small quiltlets were fitted together and sewn until we had this final piece. It roughly measures 72″x84″. We are very proud.
This is a picture looking towards the front of the gallery taken with my back against the far wall. The doorway you see leads into the smaller gallery where we hung our group challenges. These were pieces we each made individually based on a challenge from the group.
This particular challenge is the one we called our round robin. We each started with a piece of paper 24″x36″. We then cut our papers into 5 smaller pieces in any shape and size we wanted. We then chose a theme and using one of the pieces of paper, made a quilt top in the exact size and shape of the paper. This small quilt top and all the pieces of paper were then passed to another member of the group. They were to choose one of the remaining pieces of paper and make a quilt top in its size and shape to fit with the overall theme and color scheme. Four members made wallhangings; I made a jacket.
Here I am with my “Cold Feet Contest”. It will be going to Syracuse to hang in the “Quilting By the Lake” show the day after I take it down in Lincolnton.
I hope seeing a little of our work inspires you.
Anyone who has not yet seen our show, “The Art of Cloth”, and wants to see it has one week left to go. The hours are Tues – Fri 10 – 5. The Cultural Center is located on Main Street in Lincolnton, NC.