Last week the monthly meeting of the Cotton Patch Quilters featured a trunk show and booth by Fiber On A Whim. Their ad describes them….. “”FOR ALL YOUR SURFACE DESIGN AND EMBELLISHMENT NEEDS! FABRIC, PAINTS, DYES, THREAD, YARN, BEADS, and BUTTONS. I believe it…..not only did they have tons of embellishments, but had examples of most of them. The online shop is a Mother/Daughter duo, with Jan doing most of the quilts and her daughter, Kristen handling the business side of things.
Jan presented a wonderful trunk show full of gloriously embellished quilts, each with a story of how it was made, why it was made, and/or what else happened to it. Here are a few of the pieces that she showed……
This vine was made by attaching the cut out leaves to a piece of hemp rope and then attaching the vine to the quilt……..
What a fun way to finish up a simple bargello type quilt……
An exercise in working with a monochrome palette produced this piece…….
This piece started as a plain black piece of fabric. She first discharged it, then started adding color with paint and embroidery. When she finished it, it was 2 inches too short for the challenge that she was entering. Her solution….add 2 inches of beads to the bottom!!!! There is NOTHING like a quilter’s ingenuity!!
The “postcards” are painted on Lutradur and the spiral flowers are made from dyed batting.
The fish is made from woven fabrics that have been printed with various documents.
I loved this door……..
How about a closer look at the bricks. They are made with a mixture of paint and embroidery…….. gorgeous!!!
THANKS LADIES FOR AN ENTERTAINING AND INFORMATIVE EVENING!!!!!
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Wow – thanks for sharing!! Cool stuff!