Saturday, June 11, 2011

A new technique

In photo class we used the posterize filter on a photo of some oranges and a vase of flowers. It broke it down into a limited number of colors which made it easier to translate in fabric. The photos are of a small wall quilt done in applique with hand dyed silks using the photo as a pattern and guide. It is a very neat way of working. It looks like a painting from a distance.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


The thread order has arrived. I will bring it to class at the Hughes Center on Wednesdays in June and you can pick it up there.
The Razzle, Dazzle and Sizzle was a special "put-up" for the Spring show and not available. They think they will have them as a special at the Long Beach Show in July, so you might check the Wonderfil Thread booth them.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Photo Class Started

Last Wednesday the "photos for Quilts" began. It is a small class and that gives everyone more "teacher time", whether they need it or not. I was so excited about doing photos again I went to work over the weekend with an idea that had been floating around in my head using old family photos. The photo at the top is the result. Since most of the photos were rather small the size they could be enlarged to was limited. It was my challenge to arrange them in a meaningful way. I used a photo of a house to do a sketch that I enlarged and dye painted and drew for the background. I made silk screens of a family group sheet in my grandmothers hand writing and a pedigree chart for my grandfathers family to add to the background. It has turned out well.
Can't wait to finish it and share it with you.