Thursday, September 24, 2009

Our 6th Annual Exhibit!

Please help us kick off the

2009 Dirty Dozen Exposed! exhibit!

Opening Reception, October 3rd, from 1-3PM

@Boutique 4 Quilters

2945 W. New Haven Ave., West Melbourne, FL

General viewing during regular store hours:

M-F 9:30-5, Sat. 9:30-4. Phone 321-768-2060

October 2nd through October 31st

The exhibit includes over 60 original fiber art pieces,

made with a variety of exciting materials and techniques.

In addition, two group projects will be featured.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Photo Challenge 2009: The Swedish Cafe

by Martha Wolfe

Again, this year, we have all participated in a challenge using a photograph as our inspiration. The photo was selected by the whole group. The picture was taken by Martha Wolfe in "The Prince's Kitchen" at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, an art museum within Djurgården in Stockholm.

As you have seen in the recent Fruit Stand Challenge posts, each artist has focussed on a part of the image that captured their attention and imagination. What would you choose from this photo? Stay posted to see the results of our 2009 Photo Challenge........or better yet, plan to attend our show, Dirty Dozen Exposed, 2009! and see the real deal!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Bev's Fruit Stand Challenge

by Bev O'Connell
"Yes, We Have No Bananas"

Another installment in the series of challenge quilts from a previous annual show. The quilt was created from hand-painted fabrics, papers and Ellen's cast-off knitted yarn. It includes machine embroidery and was free-motion quilted.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Jill's Fruit Stand Challenge Quilt

By Jill Brown
The inspiration for this quilt was the bananas! This quilt was a little out of my comfort zone for me - as I normally do not do abstract, nor do I work with orange or yellow colors / tones.

I thread painted my bananas onto my background with a variegated purple thread (I did get my purple in there!!). It scrunched up the fabric so much, I had to really stipple the background fabric it get it to lay flat. I then beaded "Going Bananas" across the middle two bananas. (The bead work is hard to see in this photo).

This was a fun challenge to do, and everyone's quilt turned out to be very different!