Saturday, July 16, 2011

Water Water Everywhere

"Water, Water Everywhere"

19th Annual Art Quilt Exhibit

Aullwood Audubon Center

Dayton, Ohio

June 25 - August 21, 2011

"The sea does not reward those who are

too anxious, too greedy or too impatient"

Anne Marrow Lindberg

Gift From the Sea

Shore Excursion is the title of a quilt designed for the Aullwood Show. It was created as a celebration of quiet walks at the waters edge and the joy of finding even very tiny treasures washed up from the sea.

The waves washing across the rocks were created with a layering of netting and organza fabrics with shells and sea glass embellishments.

a quilt detail of water washing over the rocks on the shore

the full quilt with a touch of Bagello

created by cutting the top of the quilt into thin strips

NQA Challenge Quilt

Each year the National Quilters Association sponsors

a member challenge.

The show theme this year was Log Cabin.

My 20"x 20" Challenge response was titled

The Patterns that History Weaves

The center of the Quilt was a weaving in metal and fabric

which I began over a year ago in a class

taught by Mary Hettmansperger.

The rather non traditional log cabin quilt

was the perfect setting for the metal weaving.

NQA 42nd Annual Challenge

Sponsored by Sew Batik