News – 2017.11.17

Quilt Canada 2018

I’m very excited that Quilt Canada is going to be in Vancouver BC next year – May 31, June 1 and 2, 2018 at The Vancouver Convention Centre.

This week, the details of workshops and lectures were posted on the website.  Click here to see all the workshops and lectures.  Scroll down, and you will see that I am one of the lecturers!  I will be talking about the challenges of interpreting architectural structures with fabric and thread.

I have made quite a few architectural-themed art quilts.  Here are 3 of my favorites.  I’ll be bringing some of them to the lecture.

   

 

“Fly Me to the Moon: an Art Quilt Journey”

In 2015, Susanne Jones put out a call for entry for art quilts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk.  I submitted ‘Bad Moon Rising’ and it was accepted.  Along with 178 other art quilts, it is traveling to a variety of venues for four years (2016 to 2020).

I haven’t had an opportunity to see the show in person, but there’s a great website that shows all the quilts and lists the venues.  Click here to see all the quilts.   Click here to see a list of venues.   Click here to see how I made my art quilt ‘Bad Moon Rising’.

And now there’s a book!  My copy of the book “Fly Me to the Moon: an Art Quilt Journey” by Susanne Miller Jones arrived last week.  That’s my art quilt on page 124.

 

 

 

I’ve been working on a couple of projects, but I can’t show either of them yet, so that’s all for now.

Thanks for stopping by.  Today, I’m linking up with these blogs – click on the links below, where you’ll find many other creative and inspirational projects.

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Mounting art quilts on wrapped canvas – 2017.11.02

The IAD Anonymous Show is over now, so I can post more information about my 3 entries to the show – ‘Jade Sky at Morning’, ‘Jade Sky at Night’ and ‘Mod Dog’.

‘Jade Sky at Morning’ is a photo of a local New Westminster landmark – WOW Westminster – that I digitally enhanced, printed on fabric, fused to felt and machine-quilted.

‘Jade Sky at Night’ is a photo of another local landmark – the Pattullo Bridge – also digitally-enhanced, printed, fused and quilted.

‘Mod Dog’ is a fun fabric collage that I made a few years ago.

 

One of the requirements of the show was that all entries be on 12”x12”x1 ½” gallery wrapped canvases or wooden cradles.  I bought 3 wrapped canvases, then started researching how to mount an art quilt on wrapped canvas or stretcher bars.  There are lots of options, including painting the canvas or covering it with fabric, attaching the art quilt with glue, stitching through the canvas, etc.

As I was debating which method to use, I happened across Susan Carlson’s blog post https://susancarlson.com/2017/08/26/hang-it-up/ which describes several methods of hanging and displaying quilts.  Susan’s technique for ‘Stretching onto Stretcher Bars’ seemed the perfect solution to me.

This is what my entries looked like from the back (apologies for the bad lighting).

 

P.S. both ‘Jade Sky at Morning’ and ‘Jade Sky at Night’ sold at the show!

 

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Celebrating International Artists Day – 2017.10.27

Happy belated International Artists Day, which was on Wednesday, October 25th!

In my last post, I gave a sneak peek at my three pieces of my art entered in the International Artists Day (IAD) Anonymous Show, at 100 Braid St Studios in New Westminster BC.

I attended the Gala Opening on Wednesday evening.  Here are some photos of the art work on display.  All the pieces are 12 x 12 x 1.5 inches, and mounted in a very striking grid formation.

 

 

 

I’m thrilled to say that one of my pieces sold early in the evening, and now I can reveal it here.  ‘Jade Sky at Morning’ started with a photo I took of the WOW Westminster installation.  Then I digitally enhanced the photo, printed it on fabric, quilted it and mounted it on a canvas-covered frame.  I’ll describe my process in more detail in a future post.

There are still lots of wonderful pieces of art on display, including oil and acrylic paintings as well as textile art and mixed media pieces.

Each piece can be purchased for a very reasonable price of $150, with $100 going directly to the artist; and the remainder to Camp Kerry Society to provide art supplies and therapy to bereaved children and families and to cover basic costs of the show.

The art will be on display, and available for purchase, at 100 Braid St Studios, tonight and on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Thanks for stopping by.  Today, I’m linking up with these blogs – click on the links below, where you’ll find many other creative and inspirational projects.

Creations by Nina-Marie    Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

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Sneak peek – 2017.10.18

Three pieces of my art will be on display, and for sale, at the International Artists Day (IAD) Anonymous Show, at 100 Braid St Studios in New Westminster BC.  The events take place from October 25 to 27, 2017, starting with a Gala Opening the evening of Wednesday, October 25th.

Because the art in the show is “anonymous”, I can’t show you the pieces I’ve entered, but here are some glimpses.  After I dropped off my 3 pieces to 100 Braid St Studios, Susan posted this photo.  I can see 2 of my 3 pieces in her photo!

 

Here’s a peek at one of my pieces, pictured in gray-scale and hidden behind the AID Anonymous logo.

 

I will be at the Gala Opening on Wednesday, October 25th at 7pm, at 100 Braid St Studios.  If you’d like to attend, you can find more information about the event, and a link to purchase tickets here.

 

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Art with Fabric blog hop – 2017.10.12

Welcome to my stop on the Art with Fabric Blog Hop!

I’m participating in the Fall 2017 edition of the Art with Fabric blog hop, organized and hosted by Alida of Tweety Loves Quilting.  Alida has lined up 20 quilter-artists, and has asked each of us to create a quilt or fabric project inspired by “traditional” (i.e. non-textile) art – such as paintings, drawings, sculptures, architecture from all countries and all time periods.

The blog hop started on October 9, and many art-inspired quilted pieces have already been posted.  Check Alida’s blog for the complete schedule and links to all the participants.

Recently, I’ve been making a lot of art quilts inspired by architecture, especially bridges.  The primary purpose of a bridge is to link people and places, by providing safe passage over an obstacle such as a body of water.

Many modern bridges are amazing feats of structural engineering, and the focus is to build a functional structure – not as much on creating a work of art.  That said, in my opinion, most bridges are works of art.  They appear to defy gravity as they soar over water and empty space.

My inspiration for my art quilt is the architecture of the Skybridge (which is a part of the rapid transit system in Metro Vancouver BC).

Here’s my art quilt “Bridge of Many Colors” – 8 x 10 inches.

‘Bridge of Many Colors’ by Terry Aske

 

For this project, I used a photo I took several years ago of the Skybridge.  The sense of distance and perspective from this point of view really appealed to me, as well as the contrast of the straight, diagonal and curved lines.

In 2014, I made a quilt of the Skybridge using realistic colors.  I have always wanted to make one in surreal colors and decided now was the time.  I digitally enhanced my original image to change the colors.  I tried a few versions, and my favorite was the one below, with a yellow sky and blue-violet bridge.

  

 

I printed the enhanced photo on fabric.  Then I fused the printed image to felt, and quilted the outlines with black thread.  I did all the quilting before adding the backing fabric, eliminating the need to bury all of the thread ends.   After quilting, I fused the backing fabric place,  catching all the thread ends under the back.

             

 

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My work on display soon – 2017.10.08

My work will be on display in several different places this month.

 

I’m thrilled to have my art quilt ‘Rain, with a Chance of Sun’ juried into the SPUN exhibit at the NEST Arts Factory in Bridgeport CT.  And look, my art quilt is featured on the event poster!   The exhibit opens October 14, and runs until November 4, 2017.

        


 

I will be participating in the Fall 2017 edition of the Art with Fabric blog hop organized and hosted by Alida of Tweety Loves Quilting.

Alida has asked each participant to create a quilt or fabric project inspired by “traditional” (i.e. non-textile) art – such as paintings, drawings, sculptures, architecture from all countries and all time periods.  Each participant will post their artistic fabric creations between October 9 and 13, 2017.  My post will be on October 12th. The complete schedule is on Alida’s blog.


 

I will be submitting 3 pieces to the International Artists Day (IAD) Anonymous Show, at 100 Braid St Studios in New Westminster BC.  The events take place from October 25 to 27, 2017, starting with a Gala Opening the evening of Wednesday, October 25th.

Because the art in the show is “anonymous”, I can’t show you the pieces I’m working on, but I will be posting glimpses of my pieces in the next few days.


 

Thanks for stopping by.  Today, I’m linking up with these blogs – click on the links below, where you’ll find many other creative and inspirational projects.

Creations by Nina-Marie    Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

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2017 FAN Retreat – 2019.10.05

The annual Fibre Art Network meet-up was last week in Lac Le Jeune BC.  As always, we had a great time – inspiring, educational, productive.  We spent four days sharing our work and inspiration with each other, shopping, touring local galleries, walking in the woods, eating, drinking and talking. It was an opportunity to re-connect with old friends, and to make new ones.  We talked about our progress as artists, and made plans for new group exhibitions.

Two of the galleries we visited were showing our work.

The Courthouse Arts Galley in Merritt BC is hosting our Ekphrastic exhibition from Sept 28 to Oct 28th.  We attended the Artists Reception on Sept 28.  Below are the Ekphrastic artists who were present at the Reception, posing on the steps of the gallery.

 

Here are some shots from our Botanical Reflections exhibit at the Kamloops Courthouse Gallery.  This exhibit is over, but will be traveling to other locations.  You can find the schedule for all of our traveling exhibits here.

 

 

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