New art quilt – 2016.08.26

This week, I started and finished a small art quilt.  I’ll have to post about my techniques and process next week, because I’m about to leave for North Vancouver to help set up for the first-ever VMQG Modern Quilt Showcase.   There will be over 100 modern quilts on display, and it will be fabulous!  If you live nearby, come and visit us on Saturday or Sunday.  Click here for details.

For now, here’s a peak at my new art quilt – made from a photo I took during our Croatia trip in 2013.  I’ll be back next week with more information about it.

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New West Cultural Crawl this weekend

I’m really excited about the New West Cultural Crawl this weekend – August 13 & 14, 2016.

I’m thrilled to have 17 of my art quilts on display at the Constituency Office of Judy Darcy, MLA, New Westminster, along with work by several other artists including Judy herself – Judy is a very talented photographer.

I will be at Judy’s community constituency office on Saturday, August 13 from noon to 2pm, and on Sunday, August 14 from 3pm to 5 pm.  I will be happy to answer questions about my quilts, my process and my inspiration.   Judy’s office is in the Uptown neighborhood of New West, at 737 Sixth Street.  If you’re in the area, I hope you will stop by.

Here’s a photo of Judy with my New Westminster themed art quilts hanging in her community office, and a photo of Judy with one of her gorgeous photos (and look! you can see my portrait quilt in the background).  [both photos courtesy of Judy’s Facebook posts]

JudyDarcy and TerryAske's Swoop.PNG    Judy Darcy and her amazing photography.PNG

 

 

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My quilts on display – 2016.08.06

In the month of August, some of my quilts will be on display at two different locations.

 

The first is the New West Cultural Crawl.poster

I’m thrilled to have my art quilts on display at the Constituency Office of Judy Darcy, MLA, New Westminster, along with work by other artists including Frank Bennet, Janet Kvammen, Kelly Lambert and Judy Darcy – Judy is a very talented photographer.

I met Judy at the opening day of my duo exhibition last month at The Gallery At Queens Park.  Judy and I share a love of bright colors, and she asked if I would like to display some of my quilts at her office during the Cultural Crawl.   Of course, I immediately said yes!

Starting next week, about 15 of my quilts will be on display at Judy’s office, including these two that feature New Westminster.  I will be at Judy’s office on August 13 and 14 to talk about my quilts.

Quilts of NW

 

Judy has been spreading the word about the artists who will be on display at her office, on Facebook and even in the BC Legislature.  Judy’s office is in the Uptown neighborhood of New West, at 737 Sixth Street.

 

The second location is the VMQG Modern Quilt Showcase.  More than 100 modern quilts made by the members of the VMQG will be on display at the Pipe Shop Building near Lonsdale Quay on August 27 and 28.

 

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Work in progress – 2016.07.20

Back in January, I posted about the current collaborative project I’m working on with my sister Anne – ‘WATER: an Element’.   Since then, I have thought about it a few times, but there always seemed to be other projects taking priority.   However, next week I’ll be visiting Anne in Victoria BC, so I decided I had better get working on this.

When Anne and I last worked on this in January, we confirmed our original design and made some decisions about fabrics – left photo below.

We cut our full-size freezer-paper pattern into 3 sections.  I took the right section of the pattern, and the fabrics we selected for it, to start piecing and appliqueing.

Today when I started working on it, I realized some of the fabric pieces were not wide enough to place them as we had intended, so I had to improvise.  I added a couple of fabrics, but I’m not sure I like them.   I started cutting the fabrics at the bottom with the cresting wave shape, then switched to choppy waves, and then to more subdued waves and gentle curves at the top.  We will probably add more wave shapes with applique, paint and/or stitching to make a more cohesive design.

I haven’t sewn or fused any of the sections together.   The fabrics are ironed to the freezer-paper pattern, and pinned near the edges.  I’ve rolled the whole thing up, so hopefully it won’t fall apart on the trip to Anne’s.

IMG_1600    Water-right side-cut but not finalized   Water-right side-back with FP

 

Here are a couple of my favorite sections – both are Anne’s photos that she printed on fabric.  The surfer is a photo of her daughter, screen-printed on silk.  The fabric under the cresting wave was printed using a blueprint process.

surfer  cresting wave

 

 

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Heart of the Forest continues – 2016.07.14

Our ‘Heart of the Forest’ exhibition is going very well!  Judy Villett and I have a duo exhibition at The Gallery At Queen’s Park in New Westminster BC.  It’s on until July 24th.  One or both of us will be in attendance every Saturday and Sunday from 1 – 5pm.

Last weekend, my sister Joan visited the gallery.   A few years ago, I made her this quilt ‘Through the Trees’, and she generously offered to loan it to me for display in the gallery.

ACNW - Heart of the Forest - Poster - July 2016  Joan & Terry with Through the Trees

This Sunday, July 17th Judy and I will be doing Artist Talks from 1 – 3pm.  We’ll talk about the textile works on display – our inspiration, design processes and techniques used.  We’d love to see you there.

 

In other news – all of the quilts juried into the Canadian Quilters’ Association (CQA) National Juried Show (NJS) have been posted on the CQA website – here.  If you weren’t able to attend the NJS at Quilt Canada in Toronto, you can see all of the quilts online.  The photos are very well done.   (Even if you were there, it’s still worth looking at them all again!)

Here’s a peak at what you will see on the CQA website.

CQA 2016 NJS Abstract category

 

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Teddy Bear Picnic recap – 2016.07.09

On Wednesday evening, Judy and I hosted the Opening Reception for our textile art exhibition at the Gallery At Queen’s Park.  In keeping with the theme of our show ‘In the Heart of the Forest’, we had a Teddy Bear Picnic at our opening reception.  It was a great success.

At 6:00pm, the lemonade was chilled, the cookies were served and the music was playing (guess what song we played over and over again!)   The teddy bears were gathered around the picnic table, eagerly waiting for guests to arrive.

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From 6:00 to 8:00pm, we had a great turnout, and several people brought their favorite teddy bears or other stuffed animals to the picnic.  One of our guests was Art the SockMonkey from 100 Braid St. Studios.

Bears and guests 2  Bears and guests 3Bears & guests 

 

Our textile exhibition ‘The Heart of the Forest’ continues though to July 24th, and Judy and I will be there every Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00pm.   If you have a chance, we hope you will drop by and visit.

 

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Heart of the Forest exhibit – 2016.07.03

Our exhibition is open!  Judy Villett and I have a duo exhibition at The Gallery At Queen’s Park in New Westminster BC.  It’s on until July 24th.  One or both of us will be in attendance every Saturday and Sunday from 1 – 5pm.  We’d love to see you there.

ACNW - Heart of the Forest - Poster - July 2016  The Heart of the Forest exhibit, Judy Villett and Terry AskeTerry Aske and Judy Villett and their art

 

The Opening Reception for our exhibition will be Wednesday, July 8th from 6 – 8pm.  In keeping with the theme of forest and trees, we are having a Teddy Bear Picnic at our opening reception.  Everyone is welcome.

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