Thursday, August 13, 2015

Yarn Bombed Trees are Delightful!

Check out the FABULOUS yarn bombed trees in downtown Lansing, (Michigan) before September 1st! Lansing Art Gallery encouraged beautiful, colorful and lively yarn bombing this summer with their PopUp Project! Peruse the artful trees on the 100 block of Washington Avenue---and go see the fantastic gallery exhibit while you are there too!

Courtney's detail work is stupendous!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

I Like the Way She Thinks...

Thoughts about quilting from Gwen Marston...
Here are some concepts from nineteenth century quilts that we can still use effectively today:
  • simple pieced patterns 
  • random color placement and color substitution
  • no corner resolution on borders
  • tied quilts
  • edges finished by bringing the backing to the front and making binding
  • less precision

I've never understood what seems to be the over-preoccupation with precision in the quilt world. It seems to me that the making of art has very little to do with staying inside the lines.
Book Freddy & Gwen Collaborate Again by Gwen Marston & Freddy Moran, 2009.
Gwen (center) April, 2014

Monday, July 27, 2015

Art Challenge Contest!

Michael's is hosting an art challenge--for a painted image, watercolor, acrylic or oil paints.  Check it out at Art Contest !

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Quilt Project Looking for Donations

The Charleston Modern Quilt Guild is hosting a project to help out the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  They need "bricks" that will be sewn together to make quilts for donation to the Church, in support of their recent horrible tragedy.  Deadline is August 1st and it is easy to contribute!  Emanuel AME Project

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Mark Montano has Fantastic Ideas!

I have got to try this project with recycled magazine pages! Disc Jewelry

Fun Idea For Scrap Yarn!

I love projects that use "magic ball" yarn which you create yourself with scraps of leftovers.  Check it out!  Organza Bag