Tuesday, August 11, 2009

ALQS3 and Birmingham

Kate had organised another ALQS swap - this time only for art quilts - and I participated in it. I entered the swap with 2 quilts and that means that I will receive 2 other quilts. Well the mail brought me today the first one. Patsy - unfortunately no blog - sent me this homage to Van Gogh. The quilt is made of up to 9 layers of rayon and one of gold lame fabric, stitched and cut to make a chenille effect. There are a few beads appliqued on the stars. On purpose Patsy left the edges a little ragged quite deliberately, considering the state of Van Gogh's mind. Isn't it a beauty? Size is 19"x22". I have used this technique only once in a c&g course, but I love the way - and the numbers of layers - Patsy used with it. Don't be surprised if this technique shows up in one of my future quilts :-).

As I blogged some time ago my Gold quilt will be on show in Alkmaar (The Netherlands) next month at the first 'art-quilts-only' exhibition. At that time I knew it had passed the first selection for Birmingham, well yesterday I heard that it also passed the second selection. So even as I did not make any special quilt for FOQ this year, one of my quilts will be there. If you go there check out the exhibition by the European Art Quilt Foundation.


Angela said...

I'll certainly look out for it Wil :o)

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

am going next Saturday and I shall be looking out for it too.

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Margeeth said...

Ha, jij hebt er al eentje binnen. Dat chenille lijkt mij een 'enge' techniek, zou als de dood zijn dat ik per ongeluk teveel open sneed.
Leuk dat je goudquilt in Birmingham hangt, ik ga er heen volgende week (met Sonja) en zal er zeker naar gaan kijken.