Thursday, January 17, 2008
Well, a few days ago, Fran sent me info about submitting small quilts to an upcoming show with Greenjeans. They extended the deadline for the submissions to the 20th so, I worked really hard and got one finished. It turned out to be 8-1/2x11. I know, I know... I'm gonna' wear this crane photo out but truthfully, it's one of my most favorite paintings I've ever done so I'm using it again. Anyway, I just sent the photo in for submission. If it's accepted, then I'll have to send the real deal for a second "interview". If it is then juried in, it will be shown and up for sale! So, anyway... it's actually made from two separate quilts, a base quilt of scrunched velvet which is then layered with fabric and a recycled piece of skewer placemat, and then the centerpiece quilt made up of fabric, handmade paper, a photo, oriental text, and an overlay of vinyl. It is then attached to the base with painted wood beads. I used recycled material for my batting... styrofoam sheet packing material! Anyway, I like it so there.