Sunday, January 18, 2015

Artist's Reception and a Stash Report

The Artist's Reception for Quilt the Swamp was this afternoon after the Contemporary Fiber Artists

of Louisiana meeting.  CFAL for short.  CFAL is such a diverse collection of people who work in various types of fiber, beads,  materials  and styles.  The show and tells are mostly amazing.

you know the two  pieces I have in the show, the Map of rouge Marais Plantation and OIL.  I really put the map in as a place holder, we could enter up to two pieces and I wanted to fill the two spots. 

I was really surprised at the reception the map had.  I was awed by the positive comments both pieces received but more surprised at those about the map.  I didn't think it was particularly great.  But several people, whose opinions I value, said really great things about it.  

I was humbled, because I so envy their work.  I guess that tells me I am on the right track. 

I am so interested in creating more of both styles, the maps and the industrial structure.  I need to make some rusted fabric and try out some painting techniques I have been reading and re-reading and re-re-reading.  Sometime, somehow, somewhere you just have to jump in and do it!

I also want to see if my fiber group would be interested in doing an eco-bundle.  I need to read up  and get some info for them this week.  Anybody do any of that before?

Ok.  I did use some fabric this week.  For the back of the book quilt, and I actually need to claim the front of the book quilt since I did not do that yet.  I can do it either this week or next, it really won't matter.  What does matter is that I have taken a top that needed quilting and created a back.  And that it all is on the frame to be quilted! 

Moving forward!  Still in the positive numbers but I hope to be into negatives by March!

Used this week -8 Used this month -11.25 Used this year -11.25
Bought this week 0 Bought this month 28 Bought this year 28
Plus or minus -8 Plus or minus 16.75 Plus or minus 16.75


  1. I've never heard of an Eco bundle - what is it? I'm glad to hear your map was well received. It's in the abstract vien - something I know nothing about but would like to learn. It's like you look at this work with different angles and shapes and colors. You like it but not really sure why.

  2. Many years ago I went to a one woman quilt show that I didn't appreciate, at the time. It was more fiber art, in my opinion. She had fabric that she's sewn nails to in designs/patterns, then got it wet or let it rain on it and the nails rusted, then ran. Once upon a time I think we all had an idea what quilting should be but it all just an expression and to be appreciated whether or not it's to our taste. :o) Congrats on bringing interest to the world of quilt maps. :o)

  3. I am catching up - Happy Birthday! Love the fabric! Glad you received so many nice comments on your map piece! My email is down, but I can still get my gmail.


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