Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring Rain 41"x47" 2010

Under the tutelage of Roberta Horton, I constructed this quilt using Japanese yukata fabrics as the inspiration.  The quilting is simple vertical lines enhanced with many clear glass beads for raindrops.  

Friday, March 26, 2010

My "Boro" Shirt

I attended the Studio Art Quilt Associates/Surface Design Association Conference in San Francisco last week where I studied with Yoshiko Wada.  Her workshop was titled "Boro Transformed: Piecing, Patching, and Stitching."  Boro is a very old Japanese custom of repairing, darning, patching old worn textiles to extend their lives.  I worked on this old shirt I purchased at a thrift shop by hand stitching on some hand-dyed cheesecloth.  What was intended to be an old shirt for painting now has been reinvented.  Stay tuned for future additions as there are still lots of blank areas awaiting my needle. 

Exploding Pear 12"x12" 2010

This is the last in the small pear quilt series.  I have no more pears left.