Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Fabulous Fabric Swap

Last year Sue participated in several Reader Challenges with Quilting Arts magazine, and even had a few pieces published.  Circumstances have not allowed her to participate this year until the June/July issue contained a Reader Challenge to share a fat quarter of surface designed fabric.  Wow, this is what we do, so she set out to create a submission. The fabric had to start out white - from there it could be dyed, painted, printed, have multiple techniques applied.  A selection of the submitted fabrics will be published in the December 2016/January 2017 issue.  In addition, each challenge participant received a fat quarter created by another reader/artist.  This week Sue received her swap piece, as well as an email from the person who received her piece.
This is the piece Sue submitted.  It was dyed with a shibori technique - pole wrapping - and then printed with our birds on a branch screen.  Her piece was received by Ann L. Scott of Fiber Designs by Ann.  She sent a very kind and complementary email about the fabric.  Wow, Sue was blown away by Ann's work when she looked at her website!  You have to go take a look!  Sue was very flattered that Ann liked her fabric, after seeing the work that she creates.  Most everything featured hand painted fabric used in art and landscape quilts and mixed media work.  She also has a series of mixed media pieces that combine photography and quilting - absolutely gorgeous!
Above is the piece Sue received in the swap.  It came from a reader/artist in Switzerland.  Unfortunately Sue is unable to connect to the blog address that was provided.  This piece is also screen printed - in fact the screen looks similar to our tree bark and crackle screens.  The technique is interesting in that part is done with paint and part (we think) is discharge.  Could be an idea to try in the future.

The swap was fun and we look forward to seeing the pieces selected for publication when the next issue arrives!

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