January 2, 2015

Spring Thaw for The 100

Sue Reno, Spring Thaw
Spring Thaw is finished and ready to go to a new home.  It’s my contribution to Virginia Spiegel’s ACS Fundraiser The 100. This brilliantly conceived event opens on February 4th.  The first 100 patrons to sign up and contribute $100 will receive a randomly selected original artwork, made and donated by invited artists.  The money raised will put the total for Fiberart for a Cause at a cool quarter million dollars.  For a preview of the outstanding work made to date, check the Pinterest page graciously curated by Deborah Boschert here.
Sue Reno, Spring Thaw, detail 1 
Spring Thaw is 9” high x 11”wide.  The river in the center is needlefelted with layers and layers of roving, silk and wool scraps, and threads.  The river banks are needlefelted and stitched, and I added hand beadwork to the banks.  It’s signed on the back, and I’ve included a rod pocket to make hanging it easy; it would also look great framed.  (All pictures enlarge when clicked.)
Sue Reno, Spring Thaw, detail 2
This piece began as part of my demonstration when filming for Quilting Arts TV last spring.  You can read more about it, and see examples of my other river-themed work, in my previous post here.  I don’t usually work in this size format, so it’s a very nice opportunity for a lucky collector to own a smaller piece. 

Great art, a great price, and a great cause—it’s a win all around!  Mark your calendar and join in on the fun.


Virginia A. Spiegel said...

Thank you, Sue, for this wonderful artwork. Can't wait to see who will be the lucky patron on February 4.

KAM said...

Sue this piece is wonderful - watching the process unfold and develop on your blog was truly a gift. Thank you for posting the story. Now, who will be the lucky one to have this in their home? Kristin