|Bamboo Emerging - detail|
The center portion is a cyanotype on silk, made from a culled shoot. The panels are pieced from a variety of silks, with a bit of earthy wool mixed in at the bottom. Over top of the panels I laid narrow strips of contrasting silk and silk threads and used a machine needle felter to meld them into place. I then intensively machine quilted it, and added some hand beadwork. I like the energy and movement it conveys.
I received my advance copy of MQU, the May/June 2012 issue, in the mail yesterday, so I can also share how it looks in the layout:
The best part of this experience is the company I am keeping. The other artists involved are (Spring) Heidi Zielinski and Patty Hawkins, (Summer) Patricia Anderson Turner, Eileen Doughty, and Roxanne Lessa, (Fall) Judy Momenzadeh, Carol Ann Sinnreich, and Lea McComas, and (Winter) Patt Blair, Kate Themel, and Kathie Briggs. Wow! It’s an all-star lineup, and the quilts are really, really wonderful. The quilts will be touring various venues for the next 18 months, starting with the Mancuso Denver National Quilt Festival in May, so keep an out for them when you are out and about.
|Machine Quilting Unlimited, May/June 2012 cover|