January 18, 2012
My Foto/Fiber Bonus Pack
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the first three “Red Carpet” fiber postcards will be part of the three Fiber Bonus packs I am donating to Virginia Spiegel’s Foto/Fiber Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. But that’s not all, folks! I’ve raided my studio and pulled out some of my favorite things to add to the fun and sweeten the deal.
I love collecting vintage linens and using them in my work. Some time ago I scored a set of quilt blocks embroidered with flowers. I used most of them in a bed quilt top (it remains a UFO at this point) and have decided to share the rest and so am adding one to each Bonus. With a little research I’ve identified the designs as Eveline Foland’s “Memory Bouquet” pattern. The patterns first appeared in the Kansas City Star newspaper from October 10 through November 11, 1930. The quality of the workmanship in these blocks is really excellent, and they are in very good condition for vintage blocks. They measure approx. 12” square, and would be wonderful either framed or incorporated into a project of your own. They are all different, but here’s an example:
But wait, there’s more! In each pack I will be including one of my original cyanotype prints on cotton, made from a photograph taken in my garden. They measure approx. 8” x 10”, and again, would be suitable for display as is, or used in your own artwork. Here’s one of them:
Next up, a piece of my hand painted cotton fabric, measuring approx. 11” x 22”. I have never offered either my cyanotype prints or my painted fabric for sale, so this a unique opportunity to own a piece of my work in this format.
Another one of a kind item--a strip of Seminole patchwork, approx. 16” x 4”, left over from my award winning quilt Sumac:
Whew! I think it will all fit in the envelope, and if there’s room I may find a few other little treasures to tuck in there.
So mark your calendars for February 15th and 16th, and hop on over to the Foto/Fiber Fundraiser page for more details on how it all works. There are many amazing artists donating their work, and 100% of the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.