Jennifer realized she had a talent for the quilting, but wanted . . . a little more, so she entered a "wearable art" show with a dress, hat, and purse inspired by the beach and the sea. She never did "just a quilt" again.
|Jennifer embellished her dress with shells, beads, elaborate stitching, and three dimensional design. (the Jelly Fish just above the waist on the right is a shimmery translucent fabric with ribbon tennicles.)|
|The perfect purse|
|Sandy couldn't resist wearing the Sand Castle hat that completed this top to bottom, sandy beach to ocean depth, ensemble.|
|Jennifer combines artful piecing, applique, painted fabric, and sometimes photographic reproduction to give her quilts their vibrancy. And she quilts them herself.|
|This quilt was made for Art That Works' 2011 show of work inspired by Charles Towne Landing. Jennifer's piece came from a photograph of a thatched roof.|
|Identifying information and dates are unknown on many older quilts so Jennifer and many modern quilters go to the extra trouble to label their work for future generations.|
|Jennifer had prepared 3-layer quilt squares, threaded needles, and a supply of beads for each of us. Even the youngest ones jumped right in.|
It should also be mentioned that "Show & Tell" at our September meeting was Awesome! Since our last meeting in June members have been busy and so-o-o creative. Many had combined vacations or travel with art workshops and/or projects. Anita Sloane attended Carolina Fiber Fest in Raleigh back in May and she was the lucky winner of the drawing for this wonderful sheep to shawl project.
|As an accomplished knitter & new weaver, Anita attended Carolina Fiber Fest in Raleigh NC in May. She was the lucky winner of this beautiful handwoven shawl in twill made from hand spun wool.|