Saturday, February 28, 2009

These are examples of some of my work

These are a couple of pieces I created the fish is a multple layer of crazy quilting covered with a sheer fabric then cut out and machine stitched to the base. Embellished by hand with emroidery stitches and beads.
The quilt is 45 inches by 45 inches and is called "Message in a bottle" It was created using a collection of fabrics that I have had in my stash for years. If you look inside the bottle you will sew the fabric there are messages of Hope and dreams. It is embellished with pieces of shell and driftwood collected from my many walks on the beach, and bits of roving to resemble sea weed and seafoam. I hung this quilt for the first time in Priceless Treasures Quilt Show last year which is a annual event sponsored by the Teacup Quilters and Roanoke Festival Park.

Art is the Heart of the Outer Banks

This May I will celebrate 10 years of moving to one of my favorite places on the earth. I became a member of SAQA: Studio Art Quilt Associates, last year a organization celebrating it 20 years of promoting and creating the understanding of Art quilts and the uniqueness that can be celebrated with fabrics.

The Outer Banks also known as Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills , Nags Head, Manteo and Hatteras.

This is a place of amazing sights and history and much of it has been recorded through painting drawing , clay, writing and now fabrics.


I am hoping that other artists who love to create with fabrics in the Art Quilt world will find and join Outer Banks Art Quilts. Eventually setting up a exhibit that all could rejoice in and see what Artists can paint with fabrics.

This is only the beginning of what I know will be a wonderful time here on the Outer Banks and beyond.
I have spent my last 10 years trying to promote Art and Creative abilities of all here on the Outer Banks. I owned the largest and most popular bead store for 5 years, and were the first to offer teaching in Basic Jewelry Making (free classes) Off Loom Beadwork stitches, Wire Wrapping for seaglass, Polymer Clay work. Everything was done on a walk in basis so there was never any reason for someone not find out they could be creative. I worked with local church youth groups, Girls Scouts and much more. My store closed in 2005 due to location being reworked for a Staples, and since that time I have spent time creating Art quilts and fiber art Postcards and ATCs which I have sent all over the world. Now I would like to expand into helping the Outer Banks develop this wonderful niche, and give the many closet art quilters a opportunity to show their work.