|Waiting by Charo Lopez|
My small art-quilt group, the Fiber Funsters, met yesterday with our every-other month challenge. We take turns choosing a theme. This time, Charo picked “Waiting” for us to interpret. Charo’s piece, left, features her cat gazing out the window at little birds and bugs made from beads, buttons, and embroidery. The pillow her kitty sits on is puffy and with little braid and tassels.
|Allison Chang’s “Waiting” (work in progress)|
Allison started with white fabric and she wrote “Waiting” in Chinese characters across it. She then fused shapes in a metallic gold, red, green, and black. The squares and plaids contrasted with the circles, spirals, and dramatic red diagonal slashes made for active composition. She also has put three half spheres of beaded wool felted roving.
|Carolyn Hitter posed for several photos for her quilt|
Carolyn started with having her husband, Jim, take some photos of her contemplating something from behind. Using a method she learned in Leni Levenson Wiener’s “Photo-Inspired Art Quilts: From Composition to Finished Piece“, Carolyn took the photos and applied a Cutout Filter in Adobe Photoshop Elements. She then chose the photo she liked the best (on the far left) and traced the shapes (below.) The background of Carolyn’s quilt is made from a fuzzy interfacing… just like on a design wall! Her title says it all: “Waiting for Inspiration”
|“Waiting for Inspiration” by Carolyn Hitter|
|“Waiting” by Lise Vandandaigue|
|“Waiting” by Christina Fairley Erickson (work in progress)|
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