Monday, August 29, 2011

2011 IQA Mini Quilt Celebrity Silent Auction

"Sunblock"  2011

Each year the International Quilt Association’s Celebrity Mini Quilt Silent Auction is held during Quilt Market and Quilt Festival in Houston. "Sunblock" is the quilt I will be donating to the auction. It's a wholecloth cotton, soy batik piece with a lot of free-motion quilt stitches and measures about 15" W X 19" L.

"Sunblock" (detail)

The money raised helps support the activities of IQA, including the annual judged show, Quilts…A World of Beauty.  The quilts are auctioned on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Festival, November 3-6; however, they will be on display and available for bids from the beginning of Quilt Market, October 29-31.

If you go to the Houston show, hope you're able to stop by and take a look at the auction quilts and possibility bid on one to support IQA.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

"Portals" Soy Batik Series

"Portals"  2011

After several months of experimentation (aka playing) with soy wax, I've completed a piece!  "Portals" is the first of a series using wax, fiber reactive dye and cotton cloth.  . . . This technique keeps generating new design ideas which is why I started a journal. And I don't keep journals. I barely blog but we already know that. .

I used 50 wt. cotton thread in a coppery color to do most of the free-motion stitching- there's also some very dark navy in there.  Portals 2 is in the works.