|"Opening" by Christina Fairley Erickson|
Last Wednesday, I showed the quilts that our small art quilt had made for our first challenge around the word "Opening." Today, I have the next set, which were made with the prompt "Celebrate." Due to the holidays, not everyone had either finished a piece, but we have quite a bit of diversity in what we do have!
The first piece, made by Sally, is entitled "Celebrate! Belize Anniversary." Sally and her husband went to Belize for their 40th anniversary and really enjoyed the snorkeling. Sally had recently taken Lola Jenkins' Thread Art Class through Craftsy, and used her know knowledge to make the incredible picture in this quilt. She layered the color using Crayon d'Arche Swiss water soluble pastels and encapsulated it with Textile medium. The beads hanging on the left include gifts of a dried seahorse which Sally had received from her family and a mini plane and passport.
|"Celebrate! Belize Anniversary" by Sally Simmons|
|"Celebrate!" by Marylee Drake|
I used my hand-dyed and painted fabrics to make an abstract piece that reminded me of New Years. I quilted the piece with the fireworks design I created, then quilted over the right-side fireworks with silver thread, to echo the silver in the painted section in the center. I also added a decorative machine stitch in the center portion and some fuzzy, metallic yarns.
|"Fireworks" by Christina Fairley Erickson|
Caroline has lived a fascinating life with lots of travel to remote places and living abroad while in the Peace Corp. When she lived in Africa, it would be completely dry for 6 months. When the rain finally came, it was something worth celebrating! Children would go out and dance naked in the rain, mothers would hold their squealing little babies out from under the eaves in the downpour, everyone would sing and be joyous.
|"The Rain He Done Come" by Carolyn Hitter|
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