Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Be the Buddha 18.5" x 19" 2010

My artist group, Loose Threads, is taking on monthly projects to make pieces with certain techniques that are also inspired by a word.  The technique for July was fabric weaving and the inspirational word was "reflective."  Using fabrics I dyed and painted myself, I wove the mandala.  Then I photographed my garden statue of the meditating Buddha and printed it on silk.  The lotus blossoms, a symbol of purity  often associated with Buddha, are cut from commercial fabric.  

This will be my last post for several weeks as I am traveling to Europe to see my "Blue Boobs Are Best" quilt at the International Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England.  Then I'm going to Germany and France to visit friends.  While in Heidelberg, I'm giving a slide lecture to a quilt group.  I sure hope my little memory stick holding 60 quilts does its job.


  1. Oh, I want to see that quilt, Blue Boobs are Best. The name is intriguing.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Good luck with the masked potatoes.

  2. Hi Sarah, love the work you are doing. Looks like you are very busy with projects.. I got my announcement of Best of the Valley.. Glad to see you are having fun!

  3. Hi Sara! It was great seeing you at Barb's party! I miss everyone so much! This Buddha quilt is amazing! How in the world did you weave a circle? I looooooove it! And how did the trunk show in Europe go?

  4. I am intrigued by this quilt. How did you weave the mandala behind the Buddha? Could you explain just a wee bit. I have a friend with cancer that I ma doing a quilt for and this is just what I was thinking of making for her. I photographed my stone Buddha already and was just cruising the net looking for inspiration when I found yours. You are quite talented and an inspiration. Thank you